Posted on 09/07/2022 at 10:35 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Two more literary figures have passed away.

The New York Times has obituaries for both literary agent Sterling Lord and horror novelist Peter Straub.

Lord, who passed away at age 102 over the weekend, had an impressive career both in terms of longevity and authorial acclaim.

He represented such clients as Doris Kearns Goodwin, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ken Kesey, the Berenstain Bears, and Jack Kerouac, whose On the Road sold for just $1,000 after four years on the market.

(But oh, did it sell after that.)

Straub also died this weekend at the age of seventy-nine.

He was best known for his novels of terror, mystery, and the supernatural, including Julia, Ghost Story, and If You Could See Me Now.

Straub also was famously a friend of and collaborator with Stephen King; the pair co-wrote The Talisman in the 1980s — on computers! — and its 2001 sequel, Jack Sawyer.

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