Richard Laymon

Prolific. Versatile. Richard Laymon has been publishing - horror, suspense, children's and young adult fiction, romance, non-fiction - since 1970, when his story "Desert Pickup" appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Richard's first novel, The Cellar, appeared in 1980. His novel Flesh was named Best Horror Novel of 1985 by Science Fiction Chronicle. Flesh and 1989 novel Funland were both nominated for Stoker awards, as was his short story collection, A Good, Secret Place.

Paradoxically for a Chicago-born and Los Angeles-based writer, Richard Laymon has a large following in the UK but is not as well known in the United States. His main publisher is the UK-based Headline: with luck, some of his books may be in the Dealers' Room.

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