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This is a list of some (not all notable) authors in the horror fiction genre. The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). ... Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the reader. ...

Note that some writers listed below have also written in other genres, especially fantasy and science fiction, and some of the best authors are missing from the list. Smaug in his lair: an illustration for the fantasy The Hobbit Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ...


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Robert Fordyce Aickman (born June 24, 1914— February 26, 1981) was an English conservationist writer of fiction and nonfiction. ... Michael Arnzen is a horror author and writer of the Bram Stoker Award-winning novel, Grave Markings (Dell Books). ... Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (1887 - 1960) was an English writer, now known for her ghost stories and diaries. ... Clive Barker (born October 5, 1952) is an English author, film director and visual artist. ... Jessica Barone (b. ... Laird Barron (born 1970) is an author and poet, much of whose work is in the horror genre with a decided slant toward the Lovecraftian and the weird. ... William Beckford William Thomas Beckford (October 1, 1760 – May 2, 1844) was an English novelist, art critic, travel writer and politician. ... A Canadian author of horror fiction. ... Image:Notre Dame years. ... Edward Frederick Benson (July 24, 1867 - February 29, 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. ... Sir Charles Lloyd Birkin (b. ... John Blackburn (born 1923) was a British novelist who wrote thrillers and horror novels. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Algernon Henry Blackwood (March 14, 1869 – December 10, 1951) was an English writer of tales of the supernatural. ... William Peter Blatty (born January 7, 1928) is an American writer. ... Robert Albert Bloch (April 5, 1917, Chicago-September 23, 1994, Los Angeles) was a prolific American writer. ... Walter Brandorff (born 1943 in Munich, Germany; died August 8th, 1996, in Carinthia, Austria) was a German-Austrian author. ... Gary Brandner (born 1933) is an American horror writer who is best known for his Howling trilogy of novels. ... Gary A. Braunbeck (born July 1960) is an American science fiction and horror author. ... Joseph Payne Brennan (December 20, 1918 – 1990) was an American writer of fantasy and horror fiction, and also a poet. ... Photo of Poppy Z. Brite by J.K. Potter. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Patricia Diana Joy Anne Cacek (December 22, 1951, Hollywood, California) is an American author, mostly of horror novels. ... John Ramsey Campbell (born January 4, 1946 in Liverpool) is a British writer considered by a number of critics to be one of the great masters of horror fiction. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Mort Castle (1946 - ) Horror author and writing teacher, Mort Castle, has more than 350 short stories and a dozen books to his credit, including Cursed Be the Child (Leisure Books, 1994) and The Strangers. ... Hugh Barnett Cave (July 11, 1910–June 27, 2004) was a writer of pulp fiction, contributing to Black Mask, Weird Tales, and similar publications. ... Lincoln Child (born 1957) is an author of techno-thriller and horror novels. ... M. Christian is a science-fiction writer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Michael Cisco (born October 13, 1970) is an American writer and teacher currently living in New York City. ... Joseph A. Citro, occasionally referred as the Bard of the Bizarre (a name first given to him by the Boston Globe) or the Ghost-Master General, is a Vermont author who has extensively researched and documented the folklore, ghost stories, paranormal activity and occult happenings of Vermont and the rest... Douglas Clegg (born 1 April 1958) is an American horror and dark fantasy author, and a pioneer in the field of e-publishing. ... Nancy A. Collins (born 1959) is a horror fiction writer that is best known for her series of vampire novels featuring her character Sonia Blue. ... Caroline B. Cooney (born 1947) is an author of suspense, horror and mystery books for teenagers. ... Linda Crockett- (born 1943) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is an American author and teacher, best known for her horror, romance, and psychological thrillers. ... Tamara Thorne (August 1957 - ), who also writes under the nom de plume Chris Curry, is an American horror writer born in Los Angeles, California. ... Les Daniels (born 1943) is an American writer of historical horror fiction. ... Leslie Purnell Davies (born 20 October 1914) is a British novelist whose works typically combine elements of horror, science fiction and mystery. ... Stephen Dedman is an Australian author of dark fantasy and science fiction stories. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hanns Heinz Ewers (November 3, 1871, Düsseldorf - June 12, 1943, Berlin) was a German actor, poet, philosopher, and writer of short stories and novels. ...

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Henry Farrell (born ca. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Julian Osgood Field (1849-1925) was an American who used the pseudonym X.L. (or Sigma) to write decadent horror fiction. ... Robert Fleming Robert Fleming is a writer of Erotic fiction and Horror fiction, he is also a contributing editor for Black Issues Book Review . ... Christopher Fowler (born 1953) is an British horror writer. ... Andrew Fox is an American author from New Orleans. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Fran Friel is an author of horror fiction and resides in rural New England. ... Gayleen Froese (born 1972 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a mystery novelist and singer/songwriter from Western Canada. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Polly Frost is a New York City-based writer, journalist, playwright, and storyteller specializing in humor and erotic horror. ... Neil Richard Gaiman () (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. ... Stephen Gallagher (born 13 October 1954 in Salford Lancashire) is a British writer. ... Mick Garris (December 4, 1951 -) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter born in Santa Monica, California. ... Larry Mike Garmon is the author of several young adult mysteries and thrillers as well as childrens poetry and adult horror. ... Ray Garton is an American author, primarily of Buffyverse. ... Elizabeth Gaskell — from the portrait by George Richmond Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (née Stevenson; 29 September 1810–12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs. ... Stephen R. George is a Canadian author of horror fiction, suspense and dark fantasy. ... Greg F. Gifune (b. ... Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Russian: ; IPA: ; Ukrainian: ) (April 1, 1809 — March 4, 1852) was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin. ... Owl Goingback (1959-) Having served as a jet engine mechanic in the Air Force, and the former owner of a restaurant and lounge, Owl Goingback became a full time writer in 1987. ... Christie Golden is an award winning author, that lives in Denver, Colorado, USA. She has written eighteen novels and sixteen short stores in fantasy, horror and science fiction. ... Christopher Golden is an American award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and the Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers. ... Ed Gorman is one of todays most prolific authors. ... Stefan Grabiński Stefan Grabiński (February 25, 1887 - November 12, 1936) was a Polish writer, author of horror fiction, sometimes called the Polish Poe. Grabiński worked as teacher in Lviv and Przemyśl and is famous for his train stories collected in Demon ruchu (The Motion Demon). ... Charles Gramlich, or Charles A. Gramlich (born October 14, 1958), is the author of three novels and numerous short stories. ... Charles L(ewis) Grant (born September 12, 1942 in Newark, New Jersey) is a novelist and short story writer specializing in what he calls dark fantasy and quiet horror. ... Laurell Kaye Hamilton (born February 19, 1963) is an American horror and science fiction/fantasy writer. ... Daniel Harms is the author of the Encyclopedia Cthulhiana and the originator of The Shadow over Usenet, a detailed online discussion of the works of H. P. Lovecraft. ... Kim Harrison is an author known for her Rachel Morgan series set in an alternate history where a worldwide pandemic caused by genetically modified tomatoes led to the death of a large portion of the worlds human population. ... David Geddes Hartwell is an editor of science fiction and fantasy. ... Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. ... Lafcadio Hearn, aka Koizumi Yakumo. ... Victor Heck, born David Nordhaus, July 20, 1967, in St. ... James Herbert (born 8 April 1943, London) is a best selling English horror writer known for his simple yet compelling sensationalist novels, which are notable for their use of horrific set pieces. ... Joe Hill (born 1971 as Joseph Hillstrom King) is an American writer of horror fiction. ... William Hope Hodgson (1877–1918) was an English author. ... Diane Hoh is an American author of young adult horror. ... // Introduction Author of many Buffyverse books. ... Nalo Hopkinson (born December 20, 1960) is a Jamaica writer and editor living in Canada. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Gerard Daniel Houarner is an American writer of horror fiction. ... Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... Del Howison (born June 3, 1953) is an American horror author, editor and actor. ... Charlie Huston is an American author of crime fiction. ... Shaun Hutson (born 1958) is a prolific writer of bestselling novels including horror novels and dark urban thrillers. ...

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Charlee Jacob (born 1952) is an American author specializing in the Horror genre of fiction and also dark poetry. ... Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi for the mathematician (1804-1851). ... L. Dean James (1947 - ) is an American fantasy and horror writer. ... Kevin Wayne Jeter (born 1950) is an American science fiction and horror author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and paranoid, unsympathetic characters. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Stephen Jones, born 1953 in Pimlico, London, is an acclaimed editor of numerous award-winning horror anthologies, as well as the author of fiction of his own. ... J.M. Dillard, Tampa, Florida Star Trek convention 1989. ... Brian Keene Brian Keene is a two-time Bram Stoker Award winning horror author, first in 2001 for his non-fiction work Jobs In Hell and then again in 2003 for his debut novel, the post-apocalyptic zombie tale The Rising. ... Rick Kennett was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1956. ... Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for author Dallas Mayr. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... Theodore Eibon Donald Klein (born 1947) is an American horror writer and editor. ... Karen Koehler (born January 25, 1973) is a horror fiction writer that is best known for Slayer, a series of goth vampire novels featuring her vampire-slaying character Alek Knight. ... Kathe Koja (born 1960) is an American writer. ... Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania) is a prolific and best-selling fiction author known primarily for his popular suspense novels. ... Michael F. Korn is an American author who writes horror and science fiction. ... Henry Kuttner (April 7, 1915 - February 4, 1958) was a science fiction author born in Los Angeles, California. ... Joe R. Lansdale is an author from Texas. ... Richard Carl Laymon (January 14, 1947 - February 14, 2001[1]) was an American horror writer. ... Deborah LeBlanc is an American Horror author. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Sheridan Le Fanu Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (August 28, 1814 – February 7, 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. ... Ira Levin (born August 27, 1929 in New York) is an American novelist, playwright and songwriter. ... Edward Levy is an American horror novelist with three books published. ... Matthew Gregory Lewis (July 9, 1775 - May 14, 1818) was an English novelist and dramatist, often referred to as Monk Lewis, because of the success of his Gothic novel, The Monk. ... Thomas Ligotti (born July 9, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan) is a writer of horror stories. ... John Ajvide Lindqvist (born 1968) is a Swedish horror writer. ... Bentley Little is the author of numerous horror novels. ... Frank Belknap Long (April 27, 1901 - January 3, 1994) was a prolific American writer of horror fiction, fantasy, science fiction, poetry, gothic romance, comic books, and non-fiction. ... Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of fantasy, horror and science fiction. ... Brian Lumley (born December 12, 1937) is a writer of horror fiction. ...

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Nick Mamatas (born February 20, 1972) is an author of novels, short stories, and essays. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Elizabeth Massie is an American author. ... Graham Masterton, Warsaw (Poland), May 18, 2007 Graham Masterton (b. ... Richard Burton Matheson (born February 20, 1926) is an American author and screenwriter, typically of fantasy, horror or science fiction. ... Richard Christian Matheson is an American writer of horror fiction and screenplays. ... Charles Robert Maturin, also known as Charles Maturin or C.R. Maturin, was an Anglo-Irish Protestant clergyman (ordained by the Church of Ireland) and a writer of gothic plays and novels. ... Michael McDowell (born 1950) is an American novelist and screenwriter, whom Stephen King has called the finest writer of paperback originals in America today. His screen credits include collaboration on Thinner (1996), and on Tim Burtons Beetlejuice (1987) and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). ... Gustav Meyrink (January 19, 1868 – December 4, 1932) was an Austrian author, storyteller, dramatist, translator, banker and Buddhist, most famous for his novel The Golem. ... Rex Miller wrote several novels detailing the investigations of Jack Eichord, a homicide detective who specialized in tracking down serial killers. ... Susie Moloney (born February 27, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian author of horror fiction. ... David Morrell (born 1943 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) is the award-winning author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. ... William Chambers Morrow (born 7 July 1854, Selma, Alabama; died 1923) was an American writer, now noted mainly for his short stories of horror and suspense. ... Joseph Nassise is an American horror author. ... Kim Newman (born July 31, 1959) is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. ... Scott Nicholson is a US author specializing in horror or thrillers, often set in rural Appalachia. ... Michael Oliveri is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Deadliest of the Species. ... Oliver Onions (pseudonym of George Oliver) (1873 - 1961) was a significant English novelist. ... Norman Partridge is an American author of horror and mystery fiction. ... John C. Pelan (b. ... Thomas Piccirilli is an American author. ... Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American poet, short story writer, editor, critic and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. ... Thomas Peckett Prest (probable dates 1810-1859) was a British hack writer, journalist and musician. ... Douglas Preston (born 1956 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is an author of several techno-thriller and horror novels with Lincoln Child. ... Cover Art for Four and Twenty Blackbirds Cherie Priest is an American novelist, whose debut novel, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, was published in 2003. ...

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This article is about the 19th-century author. ... Stephen Mark Rainey (born Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 2, 1959) is an author of novels, short stories, and various works of nonfiction. ... Anne Rice (born on October 4, 1941) is a best-selling American author of gothic and later religious themed books. ... Clarence “Tod” Robbins (1888-1949) was an American author. ... Regina Maria Roche (1764-1845) is considered today to be a minor Gothic novelist who wrote very much in the shadow of Ann Radcliffe. ... Alan Rodgers (born 1959) is a science fiction and horror writer, editor, and poet. ... Ray Russell (1924-1999) was a writer of short stories, several of which were adapted into screenplays. ... John A. Russo playing a zombie in Night of the Living Dead. ... James Malcolm Rymer (1814-1884) is one of the possible authors of the 19th century penny dreadful Varney the Vampire. ... Al Sarrantonios Hallows Eve Al Sarrantonio (born May 25, 1952, in New York City, New York) is an American horror and science fiction author who has published, over the past twenty-five years, more than forty books and sixty short stories. ... For the Canadian philosopher, see John Ralston Saul. ... William Schoell (pronounced shoal) is an American author, born in Manhattan and educated in Vermont. ... David J. Schow is an American fiction writer. ... Darrell Schweitzer (born August 27, 1952) is an American writer, editor, and essayist in the field of speculative fiction. ... This article is about the author. ... Mary Shelley Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley née Godwin (August 30, 1797–February 1, 1851) was an English writer who is, perhaps, equally-famously remembered as the wife of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and as the author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Julian Osgood Field (1849-1925) was an American who used the pseudonym X.L. (or Sigma) to write decadent horror fiction. ... Dan Simmons (born April 4, 1948 in Peoria, Illinois) is an American author most widely known for his Hugo Award-winning science fiction novel Hyperion and its sequel The Fall of Hyperion. ... John Skipp is a bestselling author and screenwriter whose eleven books have sold millions of copies and are reprinted in nine languages. ... Clark Ashton Smith (January 13, 1893-August 14, 1961) was a poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... S.P. Somtow S.P. Somtow (a rearrangement of his real name Somtow Papinian Sucharitkul) born December 30, 1952, is a Thai musical composer. ... Craig Spector is a bestselling author and screenwriter whose eleven books have sold millions of copies and are reprinted in nine languages. ... Novelist and short story writer, born in 1946. ... Bryce John Stevens (born 1957 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a long-term Australian resident and horror writer/artist. ... Robert Lawrence Stine (born October 8, 1943), better known as R. L. Stine, is an American writer. ... Abraham Bram Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish writer, best remembered as the author of the influential horror novel Dracula. ... Peter Straub at the University of South Florida on February 15, 2007 Peter Francis Straub, born March 2, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a writer of fiction and poetry, best known as a prolific horror author. ... Paul Michael Strickler, born June 15, 1968 in Ludington, Michigan, is a writer of fiction and best known as the author of the novel The Calling set in Boyne City, where he lived for more than a decade. ... Louis Whitley Strieber (born June 13, 1945) is a US writer best known for his horror novels The Wolfen and The Hunger and for Communion, which professes to be a non-fictional description of his subjective experiences with non-human entities (see alien abduction). ... Kōji Suzuki (born May 13, 1957) is a Japanese writer currently lives in Tokyo. ... Karen E. Taylor is the acclaimed author of The Vampire Legacy Series of novels, published by Kensington Books. ... lucy taylor is cool! well at least she think she is! and you shold like her cause shes cool. ... Melanie Tem is an American Horror/Dark Fantasy author. ... Steve Rasnic Tem (1950 - ) Steve Rasnic Tem was born in Jonesville, Virginia, which is in the heart of Appalachia. ... Thomas Tessier (born 1947) is an American writer of horror novels and short stories. ... Jeffrey Thomas is the author of the best of collections AAAIIIEEE!!! (Writers Club Press) and Punktown (Ministry of Whimsey Press), from which a story was reprinted in St. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Tamara Thorne (August 1957 - ), who also writes under the nom de plume Chris Curry, is an American horror writer born in Los Angeles, California. ...

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James Viscosi is an American author of horror and fantasy fiction. ... Tim Waggoner Fantasy, Horror, and Thriller author Tim Waggoner is the author of numerous novels, a short story collection, and over eighty published stories. ... Karl Edward Wagner (4 December 1945 – 13 October 1994) was an American writer, editor and publisher of horror, science fiction, and heroic fantasy, who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and originally trained as a psychiatrist. ... Herbert Russell Wakefield (1888 – 1964) was an English short story writer, novelist, publisher, and civil servant chiefly remembered today for his ghost stories. ... Robert Weinberg (also credited as Bob Weinberg is an American author. ... Dennis Wheatley (8 January 1897-10 November 1977) was a British writer born in London. ... Click on adjacent number for more information! ... David Niall Wilson (born 1959 in Clay County, Illinois) is a science fiction author. ... Francis Paul Wilson (b. ... Julian Osgood Field (1849-1925) was an American who used the pseudonym X.L. (or Sigma) to write decadent horror fiction. ... Chelsea Quinn Yarbo is one of only two women ever to be named as Grand Master of the World Horror Convention (2003). ...

See also

List of horror fiction sub-genres

See also: This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cthulhu and Rlyeh The Cthulhu Mythos encompasses the shared elements, characters, settings, and themes in the works of H. P. Lovecraft and associated horror fiction writers. ... Dark fantasy is a subgenre that combines elements of fantasy, including marvelous abilities, with those of horror. ... Erotic horror, alternately noted as Dark Erotica, is a term applied to works of horror fiction in which sensual or sexual imagery (or even descriptions of the physical act of sexual intercourse) are blended with horrific overtones or story elements. ... Fantastique is a French term for a literary and cinematic genre that overlaps with parts of science fiction, horror and fantasy. ... A ghost story may be any piece of fiction, or drama, that includes a ghost, or simply takes as a premise the possibility of ghosts or the belief of some character(s) in them. ... Lovecraftian horror is a sub-genre of horror which emphasizes the psychological horror of the unknown (in some cases, unknowable) over gore or other elements of shock, which may still be present. ... Splatterpunk is a neologism coined to describe a subgenre of horror fiction distinguished by its graphic depiction of violence. ... Vampire fiction covers the spectrum of literary work concerned principally with the subject of vampires. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

Note that this partial list contains some authors whose works of fantastic fiction would today be called science fiction, even if they predate, or did not work in that genre. ... This partial list of fantasy authors, perhaps unsurprisingly, contains many overlaps with the list of science fiction authors. ... The following are lists of authors and writers: // By name A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z By type of writing or genre List of biographers List of childrens literature...

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Horror fiction - CthulhuWiki (566 words)
Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle or horrify the reader.
Since the 1960s, any work of fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal, exceptionally suspenseful or frightening theme has come to be called "horror." Horror fiction often overlaps with science fiction and/or fantasy, all of which have sometimes been placed under the umbrella category speculative fiction.
Modern horror fiction found its roots in the gothic novels that exploded into popularity in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, typified by Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho and Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto.
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