Sarah Pinborough

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Sarah Pinborough
Sarah Pinbough.jpg
Born 1972
Milton Keynes, England
Pen name Sarah Silverwood
Occupation Writer & Teacher
Nationality English
Period Present
Genres Horror & supernatural, fantasy, young adult
Subjects English Literature

Sarah Pinborough is an English-born horror writer. Her works have been compared to that of Bentley Little, Richard Laymon and Dean Koontz.[1] She also writes fantasy novels for children under the name Sarah Silverwood.


Pinborough was born in Buckinghamshire in 1972. Because of her father's career as a diplomat, much of Sarah's early childhood was spent travelling in the Middle East. From the ages of eight to eighteen Sarah attended boarding school, which she claims has influenced her writing.[2]

Pinborough trained to be a secondary school teacher after a brief marriage,[3] while still writing her novels. She taught for three years at the Lord Grey School before moving onto Lea Manor High School in Luton. Pinborough also taught at Walton High, Milton Keynes Afterwards.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

The Language of Dying: 2009 Shirley Jackson Award finalist
"Our Man in the Sudan": 2009 World Fantasy Award finalist[4]



  • The Hidden (2004, Leisure Books)
  • The Reckoning (2005, Leisure Books)
  • Breeding Ground (2006, Leisure Books)
  • The Taken (2007, Leisure Books)
  • Tower Hill (2008, Leisure Books)
  • Feeding Ground (2009, Leisure Books)
  • The Language of Dying (2009, PS Publishing)
  • Mayhem (2013, Quercus Books)
  • Murder (2013, Quercus Books)

Spinoff novels[edit]

The Dog-Faced Gods series[edit]

  • A Matter of Blood (2010, Gollancz Books)
  • The Shadow of the Soul (2011, Gollancz Books)
  • The Chosen Seed (2012, Gollancz Books)

As Sarah Silverwood[edit]

The Nowhere Chronicles[edit]

  • The Double-edged Sword (2010, Gollancz)
  • The Traitor's Gate (2011, Gollancz)
  • The London Stone (2012, Gollancz)

Short Fiction[edit]

  • Waiting For October (2007, Dark Arts Books) - a book of the combined short stories of Sarah Pinborough, Adam Pepper, Jeff Strand and Jeffrey Thomas
  • The Language of Dying (2009, PS Publishing) (2013, Jo Fletcher Books)[5]
  • Hellbound Hearts (2009, Pocket Books) edited by Paul Kane and Marie O'Regan - Pinborough contributed "The Confessor's Tale"
  • Zombie Apocalypse! edited by Stephen Jones (2010, Running Press) - Pinborough contributed "Diary Entry #1", "Diary Entry #2" and "Diary Entry #3"


In 2012, Pinborough wrote the second episode of the ninth series of the BBC TV police drama New Tricks.[6]


On 1 August 2012, it was announced that director Peter Medak had been attached to direct Cracked, a screenplay based on Pinborough's first novel The Hidden.[7]


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  2. ^ Biography on Sarah's Homepage
  3. ^ Biography on Sarah Pinborough's Homepage
  4. ^ World Fantasy Convention (2010). "Award Winners and Nominees". Retrieved 4 Feb 2011. 
  5. ^ (2013). "Sarah Pinborough - The Language of Dying cover art and synopsis reveal". Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
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