Lawrence Santoro (1942-2014)

Writer Lawrence Santoro, 71, died July 25, 2014 of cancer.

Santoro’s story “God Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate Him” (2000) was a Stoker Award nominee, as was his audio drama adaptation of Gene Wolfe’s “The Tree Is My Hat” (2002). Some of his short work is collected in Drink for the Thirst to Come (2011), and other books include novel Just North of Nowhere (2007) and short novel Lord Dickens’s Declaration (2009). Santoro also produced the Tales to Terrify horror podcast.

Santoro was born September 2, 1942 in Reading PA. He went to college at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Villanova University, earning degrees in theater. He spent most of his life working in the theater, with forays into TV and film, spending time as a director, actor, and voiceover artist.

See the September issue of Locus for a complete obituary.