Sarah Langan

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Sarah Langan
Born1974 (age 48–49)
United States
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materColumbia University
Notable worksThe Missing
Audrey's Door
Notable awardsBram Stoker Award 2007, 2008, 2009
SpouseJ. T. Petty[1]

Sarah Langan (born 1974) is an American horror author and three-time Bram Stoker Award winner.[2][3] Langan was also one of the judges for the inaugural Shirley Jackson Award [4] and is currently on the Board of Directors.


Langan was raised in Long Island, New York and graduated from Garden City High School in 1992. She attended Colby College[5] in Waterville, Maine and earned her Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University in 2000. She resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, author and filmmaker J. T. Petty.[1][6][7]


Langan published her first story, "Sick People", while attending college in Maine.[6] Her short story "The Lost" won the Bram Stoker Award in 2008.[8]

She has published four novels:

  • The Keeper - 2006 [3]
  • The Missing - 2007 (2007 Bram Stoker Award winner)[3]
  • Audrey's Door - 2009 (2009 Bram Stoker Award winner)[9]
  • Good Neighbors - 2021 [10][11]

Langan's short stories have been published in Cemetery Dance, Phantom, Chiaroscuro, Brave New Worlds, Darkness on the Edge, and Unspeakable Horror.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Sarah Langan: About the Author".
  2. ^ Courtney Crowder (October 30, 2010). "The horror! Small presses fill niche gaps left by big publishers". Chicago Tribune. p. C14.
  3. ^ a b c Elizabeth Donald (May 2, 2008). "Author doesn't miss a trick in 'The Missing'". Belleville News-Democrat. p. C5.
  4. ^ Terrence Rafferty (October 26, 2008). "Horror: Shelley's Daughters". The New York Times. p. BR12.
  5. ^ "Sarah Langan's MySpace profile".
  6. ^ a b "Sarah Langan: The Official Site".
  7. ^ "Facebook profile Info". Facebook.
  8. ^ "Past Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners". Horror Writers Association.
  9. ^ Alison Flood (April 9, 2010). "Top scarers: the most frightening fiction". Guardian Unlimited.
  10. ^ "You'll Never Look At Your 'Good Neighbors' The Same Way Again". NPR. Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  11. ^ Fleischmann, Maya (2021-01-07). "Good Neighbors". BookPage. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  12. ^ "Make a sacrifice to this dark, terrifying magazine... before it rises and walks the Earth!". io9. May 21, 2012.

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