Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sarah Pinborough

Sarah Pinborough is a writer of supernatural mystery, horror, thriller and crime fiction.

Last week I asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
Right now I've just finished reading The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas a great children's book that to me is sophistication disguised in simplicity. The final two chapters have lingered with me for days and the book is a really example of how sometimes less is more. The main protagonist is a nine year old German boy called Bruno, but as the blurb on the back says, 'this isn't a book for nine-year-olds', and if you read it, (which you should), you'll understand what it means.

I'm dipping in and out of Best New Horror (Ed. Stephen Jones). This is a book that has been in my Christmas stocking every year for the past ten or more, and this year it was strange to find that I'd actually met or knew well a lot of the contributors, now that I've been writing professionally myself for a few years. It was a weird feeling but a good one. 'Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter' made both Best New Horror and Best New Fantasy and Horror.

I'm currently waiting for The Duma Key (Stephen King) and The Price (Alexandra Sokoloff) to arrive from Amazon. I'm desperate to get reading The Price. I loved The Harrowing and having read the premise of The Price I think I'm going to like this one even more.
Sarah Pinborough's novels are The Taken (2007), Breeding Ground (2006), The Reckoning (2005), and The Hidden (2004). Tower Hill is scheduled for release in July 2008.

The ALA (American Library Association) nominated The Taken as one of the top 8 horror books of 2007 on their reading list. Read an excerpt from The Taken.

Read her short story, "Crystal Carla."

Learn more about the author and her work at Sarah Pinborough's website.

--Marshal Zeringue