List of horror fiction writers


List of horror fiction writers

This is a list of some (not all) notable writers in the horror fiction genre.

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.

A to B

* Robert Aickman, (1914-1981)
* Michael Arnzen
* Cynthia Asquith, (1887-1960)
* Clive Barker, (born 1952)
* Laird Barron, (born 1970)
* William Thomas Beckford, (1760-1844)
* Edo van Belkom, (born 1962)
* John Bellairs, (1938-1991)
* E.F. Benson, (1867-1940)
* Charles Birkin, (1907-1986)
* John Blackburn, (1923-1993)
* Leigh Blackmore (born 1959)
* Algernon Blackwood, (1869-1951)
* William Peter Blatty, (born 1928)
* Robert Bloch, (1917-1994)
* Walter Brandorff, (1943-1996)
* Gary Brandner, (born 1933)
* Gary A. Braunbeck, (born 1960)
* Joseph Payne Brennan, (1918-1990)
* Poppy Z. Brite, (born 1967)
* Kealan Patrick Burke

C to E

* P. D. Cacek, (born 1951)
* Ramsey Campbell, (born 1946)
* Peter Cannon, (born 1951)
* Mort Castle, (born 1946)
* Hugh B. Cave, (1910-2004)
* Robert W. Chambers, (1865–1933)
* Lincoln Child, (born 1957)
* M. Christian
* Richard Chizmar, (born 1965)
* Michael Cisco, (born 1970)
* Joseph A. Citro
* Alan M. Clark, (born 1957)
* Douglas Clegg, (born 1958)
* Nancy A. Collins, (born 1959)
* David Conyers, (born 1971)
* Caroline B. Cooney, (born 1947)
* Linda Crockett, (born 1943)
* Chris Curry, (born 1957)
* Les Daniels, (born 1943)
* L. P. Davies, (1914-1988)
* Chet Day, (born 1948)
* Stephen Dedman
* Ted Dekker,
* Marcelo Del Debbio, (born 1974)
* August Derleth, (1909-1971)
* C. M. Eddy, Jr., (1896-1967)
* Elizabeth Engstrom
* Hanns Heinz Ewers (1871-1943)

F to H

* Henry Farrell, (1920-2006)
* John Farris
* Julian Osgood Field, (1849-1925)
* Robert Fleming
* Christopher Fowler, (born 1953)
* Andrew Fox
* Gary Frank
* Brian Freeman, (born 1979)
* Joseph Freeman (aka Joe Rattigan)
* Fran Friel
* Gayleen Froese, (born 1972)
* Polly Frost
* Neil Gaiman, (born 1960)
* S.J. Gaither, (born 1968)
* Stephen Gallagher, (born 1954)
* Mick Garris, (born 1951)
* Larry Mike Garmon, (born 1955)
* Ray Garton
* Elizabeth Gaskell, (1810-1865)
* Stephen R. George, (born 1959)
* Greg F. Gifune, ( born 1963)
* Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)
* Owl Goingback
* Christie Golden
* Christopher Golden, (born 1967)
* Ed Gorman, (born 1941)
* Stefan Grabiński, (1887-1936)
* Charles Gramlich, (born 1958)
* Charles L. Grant, (1942-2006)
* Rain Graves
* Justin Gustainis, (born 1951)
* Laurell K. Hamilton, (born 1963)
* Daniel Harms
* Kim Harrison,
* David G. Hartwell, (born 1941)
* Nathaniel Hawthorne, (1804-1864)
* Lafacadio Hearn, (1850-1904)
* Victor Heck, (born 1967)
* James Herbert, (born 1943)
* Joe Hill (writer)
* William Hope Hodgson, (1877–1918)
* Diane Hoh
* Nancy Holder
* Nalo Hopkinson
* Ron Horsley, (born 1977)
* Gerard Daniel Houarner
* Robert E. Howard, (1906-1936)
* Del Howison
* Charlie Huston
* Shaun Hutson, (born 1958)

I to L

* Charlee Jacob (born 1952)
* W. W. Jacobs (1863–1943)
* Carl Jacobi (1908–1997)
* L. Dean James (born 1947)
* M. R. James (1862–1936)
* K. W. Jeter (born 1950)
* Scott A. Johnson (born 1971)
* Stephen Jones
* Jeanne Kalogridis (born 1954)
* Brian Keene
* Rick Kennett (born 1956)
* Jack Ketchum (born 1946)
* Stephen King (born 1947)
* Russell Kirk (1918–1994)
* T. E. D. Klein (born 1947)
* Karen Koehler (born 1973)
* Kathe Koja (born 1960)
* Dean R. Koontz (born 1945)
* M. F. Korn
* Henry Kuttner (1915–1958)
* Joe R. Lansdale (born 1951)
* Richard Laymon (1947–2001)
* Deborah LeBlanc
* Edward Lee (born 1957)
* Tanith Lee
* J. Sheridan Le Fanu (1814–1873)
* Ira Levin (1929-2007)
* Edward Levy
* Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775–1818)
* Thomas Ligotti (born 1953)
* John Ajvide Lindqvist (born 1968)
* Robert Liparulo,
* Bentley Little (born 1960)
* Frank Belknap Long (1901–1994)
* H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937)
* Brian Lumley (born 1937)

M to Q

* Jonathan Maberry, (born 1958)
* Arthur Machen, (1863-1947)
* Nick Mamatas, (born 1972)
* Brandon Massey, (born 1973)
* Elizabeth Massie, (born 1953)
* Graham Masterton, (born 1946)
* Richard Matheson, (born 1926)
* Richard Christian Matheson, (born 1953)
* Charles Maturin, (1782-1824)
* Robert McCammon
* Michael McDowell, (1950-1999)
* Gustav Meyrink, (1868-1932)
* China Miéville, (born 1972)
* Rex Miller, (1939-2004)
* Susie Moloney, (born 1962)
* James A. Moore, (born 1965)
* David Morrell (born 1943)
* W. C. Morrow, (1854-1923)
* Joseph Nassise
* Kim Newman, (born 1959)
* Scott Nicholson
* Michael Oliveri
* Oliver Onions, (1873-1961)
* Chuck Palahniuk (born 1962)
* Norman Partridge
* John Pelan, (born 1957)
* Thomas Piccirilli
* Jim G Payne
* Edgar Allan Poe, (1809-1849)
* Thomas Peckett Prest, (1810-1859)
* Douglas Preston, (born 1956)
* Cherie Priest, (born 1975)
* Horacio Quiroga, (1878-1937)

R to T

* Ann Radcliffe, (1764-1823)
* Stephen Mark Rainey, (born 1959)
* Anne Rice, (born 1941)
* Tod Robbins, (1888-1949)
* Regina Maria Roche, (1764-1845)
* Alan Rodgers, (born 1959)
* Don Roff, (born 1966)
* Ray Russell, (1924-1999)
* John Russo
* James Malcolm Rymer, (1814-1888)
* Mary Sangiovanni
* Al Sarrantonio, (born 1952)
* John Saul, (born 1942)
* William Schoell, (born 1958)
* David J. Schow, (born 1955)
* Darrell Schweitzer, (born 1952)
* M. R. Sellars, (born 1962)
* Darren Shan, (born 1972)
* Eric Shapiro, (born 1978)
* Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, (1797-1851)
* John Shirley, (born 1953)
* Sigma, (1849-1925)
* Dan Simmons, (born 1948)
* John Skipp
* Michael Slade, (born 1947)
* Clark Ashton Smith, (1893-1961)
* Guy N. Smith, (born 1939)
* S.P. Somtow, (born 1952)
* Craig Spector
* William Browning Spencer, (born 1946)
* Bryce J. Stevens (born 1957)
* R. L. Stine, (born 1943) (Robert Lawrence Stine)
* Bram Stoker, (1847-1912)
* Peter Straub, (born 1943)
* Paul M. Strickler
* Whitley Strieber, (born 1945)
* Koji Suzuki
* Karen E. Taylor
* Lucy Taylor
* Melanie Tem
* Steve Rasnic Tem
* Thomas Tessier, (born 1947)
* Jeffrey Thomas
* Christine Campbell Thomson , (1897-1985)
* Tamara Thorne, (born 1957)

U to Z

* Peter Van Greenaway, (1929-1988)
* James Viscosi
* Tim Waggoner
* Karl Edward Wagner, (1945-1994)
* H. Russell Wakefield, (1888-1964)
* Robert Weinberg, (born 1947)
* Dennis Wheatley, (1897-1977)
* Chet Williamson, (born 1948)
* David Niall Wilson, (born 1959)
* F. Paul Wilson, (born 1946)
* Douglas E. Winter, (born 1950)
* X.L., (1849-1925)
* Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (born 1942)

ee also

List of horror fiction sub-genres
* Body horror
* Cthulhu Mythos
* Dark Fantasy
* Erotic horror
* Fantastique
* Ghost story
* Lovecraftian horror
* Splatterpunk
* Vampire fiction
* Werewolf fiction

See also:
* List of science fiction authors
* List of fantasy authors
* Lists of writers

External links

* [http://www.horror.org Horror Writers Association]
*dmoz|Arts/Literature/Authors/Horror/|Horror Authors


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