Peter Straub is the author of seventeen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. They include: Julia (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1975), If You Could See Me Now (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1977), Ghost Story (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1979), Shadowland (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1980, World Fantasy Nominee, 1981), Floating Dragon (Putnam, 1982, winner of the 1984 August Derleth Award), The Blue Rose Series: Koko (Dutton, 1988, Winner of the Fantasy Award for Best Novel), Mystery (Dutton, 1990, Winner of the Bram Stoker Award, 1992, World Fantasy Association nominee, 1994), and The Throat (Dutton, 1993, Winner of the 1993 Bram Stoker Award, 1994 World Fantasy Association nominee), The Hellfire Club (Random House, 1996, Winner of the 1996 Bram Stoker Award, and 1997 August Derleth Award nominee), Mr. X, (Random House, 1999, Winner of the 1999 Bram Stoker Award and August Derleth Award nominee), Lost Boy Lost Girl (Random House 2003, winner of the 2003 Bran Stoker award and 2004 August Derleth Award nominee) In the Night Room (Random House, 2004, Winner of the 2004 Bram Stoker Award), A Dark Matter (Doubleday, 2010, Winner of the 2010 Bram Stoker Award) and two collaborations with Stephen King, The Talisman (Viking, 1984, winner of the 1985 World and Locus Fantasy Awards) and Black House (Random House, 2001, 2001 Bram Stoker Award nominee).

He has written two volumes of poetry, Open Air (Irish University Press, 1972), and Leeson Park and Belsize Square (Underwood-Miller, 1983), and four collections of short fiction including, Houses Without Doors (Signet, 1991), Magic Terror (Random House, 2000), 5 Stories (Borderlands Press, 2008, Winner of the 2008 Bram Stoker Award) and The Juniper Tree and Other Blue Rose Stories (Subterranean, 2010). Some of his novellas include: Mrs. God (Pegasus, 2013), Pork Pie Hat (Cemetery Dance, 2010), A Special Place-The Heart of a Dark Matter (Pegasus, 2010), The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine (Subterranean, 2012, Awarded the 2011 Bram Stoker Award in Long Fiction) and The Buffalo Hunter (Cemetery Dance, 2012). He has edited the Library of America's edition of H. P. Lovecraft's Tales (Library of America, 2005) and the Library of America's 2-volume anthology, American Fantastic Tales (2009/10). He has won the British Fantasy Award, ten Bram Stoker Awards, two International Horror Guild Awards, and three World Fantasy Awards. In 1998, he was named Grand Master at the World Horror Convention. In 2006, he was given the HWA's Life Achievement Award. In 2008, he was given the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award by Poets & Writers. At the World Fantasy Convention in 2010, he was given the WFC's Life Achievement Award. In 2011 Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences awarded him the Dean's Award for Distinguished Achievement. Peter has been very lucky, and he knows it.