Sarah Langan works in all kinds of genres, from literary to fantasy to sf, but is best known for horror. Her first novel, The Keeper (HarperCollins, 2007), a ghost story set in a paper mill town, was a Stoker first novel finalist, a BOMC pick on both sides of the pond, and a New York TimesEditor's Pick. Her second, The Missing (HarperCollins, 2008), a loose sequel to Keeper, was a Stoker winner and International Horror Guild finalist, and one of Publisher's Weekly's favorite books of the year. Her third, Audrey's Door (HarperCollins, 2009), also won the Stoker, was optioned by The Weinstein Company for film, and was listed by Powell's Bookstore as one of the top ten horror novels in print.

Her story "The Lost" (Cemetery Dance, 2008) won the 2008 short fiction Stoker, and "Are You Trying to Tell Me This is Heaven?" is in the 2011 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (Guran, ed.). Other short fiction appears in Unspeakable Horror (Liaguno and Helder, eds.), Shivers V (Chizmar, ed.), Hellbound Hearts (Kane and O'Regan, eds.), Brave New Worlds (Adams, ed.), Lightspeed: Year One (Adams, ed.), Creatures (Tremblay and Langan, eds.), Halloween (Guran, eds.), F&SF, and Cemetery Dance, and is forthcoming in The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women (O'Regan, ed.). Her radio play, "Is This Seat Taken?" was put out by Glass Eye Pix in 2011. She's on the board of the Shirley Jackson Awards, and occasionally teaches. She's currently working on a post-apocalyptic young adult series called Kids, the fourth of her adult novels, Empty Houses, and a screenplay, Glen Cove. Her most recent production is her second daughter, Frances Carolina.