NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2012) - Killer Nashville (www.killernashville.com), the premier conference for mystery, thriller and crime fiction authors and fans, is pleased to announce New York Times bestselling author and multiple award-winning master of horror Peter Straub (www.peterstraub.net) as one of its three guests of honor at its seventh annual event, which takes place August 23-26, 2012 at the Hutton Hotel in Downtown Nashville.
Peter Straub is the author of more than 17 novels, several poetry and short story collections, seven novellas, and a collection of nonfiction essays. Most famous for his work in the horror genre, he has also received acclaim for his poems, literary novels and thrillers. His literary awards include the Bram Stoker Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the International Horror Guild Award.
Straub's first novel "Marriages" was published in 1973, but it was his fifth, the national bestseller "Ghost Story," that made him a household name. Stephen King called it "one of the best horror novels of the latter half of the 20th century." The two authors later collaborated on "The Talisman" and its sequel, "Black House." In 2010 the Rashomon-esque thriller, "A Dark Matter," was released and claimed the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel that same year.
Los Angeles-based Seafront Productions, formed by Peter Straub and his son Benjamin Straub (CAA) to develop and produce his titles into major motion pictures, currently has several projects in different stages of development with a bevy of notable Hollywood producers.
Some of these titles include "KOKO" also produced with Brad Fischer ("Black Swan," "Shutter Island") and screenplay written by Ken Nolan ("Black Hawk Down"); "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff" also produced by James Keach ("Walk The Line," "Waiting For Forever") and Trevor Albert ("The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," "Groundhog Day") with screenplay by Bill Fitzhugh ("Heart Seizure," "Organ Grinders"); and "The Ballad Of Ballard and Sandrine" which won the 2011 Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction and will be produced in collaboration with David Shojai.
Benjamin Straub says, "Working with some of Hollywood's top talent, we are excited about bringing these thrilling stories to life. Killer Nashville will be a wonderful platform to share our developments with colleagues and fans of his work."