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I vincitori dei Bram Stoker Awards 2021

La Horror Writers Association (HWA) ha annunciato i vincitori dei Bram Stoker Awards per l’horror e il dark fantasy. Qui sotto l’elenco completo.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Winner: Stephen Graham Jones – My Heart is a Chainsaw (Gallery/Saga Press)

Also nominated:

  • Castro, V. – The Queen of the Cicadas (Flame Tree Press)
  • Hendrix, Grady – The Final Girl Support Group (Berkley)
  • Pelayo, Cynthia – Children of Chicago (Agora Books)
  • Wendig, Chuck – The Book of Accidents (Del Rey)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Winner: Hailey Piper – Queen of Teeth (Strangehouse Books)

Also nominated:

  • Martinez, S. Alessandro – Helminth (Omnium Gatherum)
  • McQueen, LaTanya – When the Reckoning Comes (Harper Perennial)
  • Miles, Terry – Rabbits (Del Rey)
  • Quigley, Lisa – The Forest (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing)
  • Willson, Nicole – Tidepool (The Parliament House)

*Due to a tie in fifth place, there are six nominees in this category.

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Winner: Erica Waters – The River Has Teeth (HarperTeen)

Also nominated:

  • Blake, Kendare – All These Bodies (Quill Tree Books)
  • Boyle, R.L. – The Book of the Baku (Titan Books )
  • Lewis, Jessica – Bad Witch Burning (Delacorte Press)
  • Sutherland, Krystal – House of Hollow (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Winner: Alessandro Manzetti (author) and Stefano Cardoselli (author and artist) – The
Inhabitant of the Lake
 (Independent Legions Publishing)

Also nominated:

  • Ahmed, Saladin (author) and Kivelä, Sami (artist) – Abbott 1973 (BOOM! Studios)
  • Garcia, Kami (author); Suayan, Mico (artist); Badower, Jason (artist); and Mayhew, Mike (artist) – Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity (DC Comics)
  • Morrison, Grant (author); Child, Alex (author); and Franquiz, Naomi (artist) – Proctor Valley Road (BOOM! Studios)
  • Panosian, Dan (author) and Ignazzi, Marianna (artist) – An Unkindness of Ravens(BOOM Studios)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Winner: Jeff Strand – “Twentieth Anniversary Screening” (Slice and Dice) (Independently
published)

Also nominated:

  • Castro, V. – Goddess of Filth (Creature Publishing, LLC)
  • Khaw, Cassandra – Nothing But Blackened Teeth (Tor Nightfire)
  • LaRocca, Eric – Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke (Weirdpunk Books)
  • Piper, Hailey – “Recitation of the First Feeding” (Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy) (The Seventh Terrace)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Winner: Lee Murray – “Permanent Damage” (Attack From the ’80s) (Raw Dog Screaming
Press)

Also nominated:

  • Gyzander, Carol – “The Yellow Crown” (Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign) (Hippocampus Press)
  • O’Quinn, Cindy – “A Gathering at the Mountain” (The Bad Book) (Bleeding Edge Books)
  • Taborska, Anna -“Two Shakes Of A Dead Lamb’s Tail” (Terror Tales of the ScottishLowlands) (Telos Publishing)
  • Ward, Kyla Lee – “A Whisper in the Death Pit” (Weirdbook #44) (Wildside Press)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Winner: Gemma Files – In That Endlessness, Our End (Grimscribe Press)

Also nominated:

  • Fracassi, Philip – Beneath a Pale Sky (Lethe Press)
  • Maberry, Jonathan – Empty Graves: Tales of the Living Dead (WordFire Press LLC)
  • Tuttle, Lisa – The Dead Hours of Night (Valancourt Books)
  • Wise, A.C. – The Ghost Sequences (Undertow Publications)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Winner: Mike FlanaganJames Flanagan; and Jeff Howard – Midnight Mass, Season 1,
Episode 6: “Book VI: Acts of the Apostles” (Intrepid Pictures)

Also nominated:

  • Chaisson, C. Henry; Antosca, Nick; and Cooper, Scott – Antlers (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Dong-hyuk, Hwang – Squid Game, Season 1, Episode 1: “Red Light, Green Light” (Siren Pictures)
  • Graziadei, Phil and Janiak, Leigh – Fear Street: Part One – 1994 (Chernin Entertainment)
  • Peele, Jordan; Rosenfeld, Win; and DaCosta, Nia – Candyman (Universal Pictures)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Winner: Ellen Datlow – When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson(Titan
Books)

Also nominated:

  • Chambers, James – Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign(Hippocampus Press)
  • French, Aaron J. and Landry, Jess – There is No Death, There are No Dead (Crystal Lake Publishing)
  • Guignard, Eric J. – Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (Dark Moon Books)
  • Johnson, Eugene – Attack From the 80’s (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Winner: Michael Knost – Writers Workshop of Horror 2 (Hydra Publications)

Also nominated:

  • Olson, Danel – 9/11 Gothic: Decrypting Ghosts and Trauma in New York City’s Terrorism Novels (Lexington Books)
  • Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew and Hansen, Regina M. – Giving the Devil His Due: Satan and Cinema (Fordham University Press)
  • Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. – Eaters of the Dead: Myths and Realities of Cannibal Monsters(Reaktion Books)
  • Woofter, Kristopher – Shirley Jackson: A Companion (Peter Lang Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction

Winner: Angela Yuriko Smith – “Horror Writers: Architects of Hope” (The Sirens Call,
Halloween 2021, Issue 55) (Sirens Call Publications)

Also nominated:

  • Ognjanović, Dejan – “The Three Paradigms of Horror” (Vastarien Vol. 4, Issue 2) (Grimscribe Press)
  • O’Quinn, Cindy – “One and Done” (Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology) (Brigids Gate Press)
  • Verona, Emily Ruth – “A Horror Fan’s Guide to Surviving Womanhood” (thefinalgirls.co.uk)
  • Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. – Devil’s Advocates: The Conjuring (Auteur Publishing/Liverpool University Press)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Winner: Christina SngAngela Yuriko SmithLee Murray; and Geneve Flynn – Tortured
Willows: Bent. Bowed. Unbroken.
 (Yuriko Publishing)

Also nominated:

  • Lansdale, Joe R. – Apache Witch and Other Poetic Observations (Independent Legions Publishing)
  • McHugh, Jessica – Strange Nests (Apokrupha)
  • Simon, Marge and Turzillo, Mary – Victims (Weasel Press)
  • Snyder, Lucy A. – Exposed Nerves (Raw Dog Screaming Press)


HWA Liftetime Achievement Awards: Nancy HolderKoji Suzuki and Jo Fletcher

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced this year’s Bram Stoker Awards® winners at its first in person ceremony since 2019 during StokerCon™ at Denver, Colorado’s Curtis Hotel. The full list is above.

I migliori 150 libri horror!


È finalmente disponibile la Guida ai migliori 150 libri horror, a cura di Alessandro Manzetti, un vero e proprio vademecum che ripercorre la storia dell’horror, del dark fantasy e del weird attraverso le sue più significative pubblicazioni dal 1986 a oggi, con approfondite schede di lettura e analisi per ogni singola opera, con anche preziosi contributi di grandi autori, editor e critici internazionali quali Joe R. Lansdale, Richard C. Matheson, Ramsey Campbell, John Skipp e tanti altri. Un’opera imperdibile per tutti gli appassionati.

Il volume, già uscito a inizio anno in edizione per collezionisti per Independent Legions, è ora disponibile edito da Cut-Up e può essere acquistato a questo link.

It is now available at this link I migliori 150 libri horror!, by Cut-up and edited by Alessandro Manzetti. The volume, already published by Independent Legions at the beginning of the year and now out-of-print, collects the best horror stories from 1986 until present time, with the collaboration of experts like Joe R. Lansdale, Richard C. Matheson, Ramsey Campbell, John Skipp and more.

I finalisti dei Bram Stoker Award 2020


Sono stati annunciati i finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards 2020. Ben due nomination per l’italiano Alessandro Manzetti, una in collaborazione con Stefano Cardoselli per la graphic novel Her Life Matters: (Or Brooklyn Frankenstein).
Tra le varie candidature segnaliamo la doppia nomination per Stephen Graham Jones (romanzo e racconto lungo), John Langan con la raccolta Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies, e Kurt Fawver con il racconto “Introduction to the Horror Story, Day 1”.I vincitori saranno proclamati durante al StokerCon che si svolgerà dal 20 al 23 maggio, in modalità virtuale. 

Di seguito l’elenco completo dei finalisti.

Superior Achievement in a Novel
Jones, Stephen Graham – The Only Good Indians (Gallery/Saga Press)Katsu, Alma – The Deep (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)Keisling, Todd – Devil’s Creek (Silver Shamrock Publishing)Malerman, Josh – Malorie (Del Rey)Moreno-Garcia, Silvia – Mexican Gothic (Del Rey)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Hall, Polly – The Taxidermist’s Lover (CamCat Publishing, LLC)Harrison, Rachel – The Return (Berkley)Jeffery, Ross – Tome (The Writing Collective)Knight, EV – The Fourth Whore (Raw Dog Screaming Press)Reed Petty, Kate – True Story (Viking)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Archer, Steven (author/artist) – TheMasque of the Red Death (Raw Dog Screaming Press)Brody, Jennifer (author) and Rivera, Jules (artist) – Spectre Deep 6 (Turner)Douek, Rich (author) and Cormack, Alex (artist) – Road of Bones (IDW Publishing)Holder, Nancy (author), Di Francia, Chiara (artist), and Woo, Amelia (artist) –Mary Shelley Presents (Kymera Press)Manzetti, Alessandro (author) and Cardoselli, Stefano (artist/author) – Her Life Matters: (Or Brooklyn Frankenstein)(Independent Legions Publishing)Niles, Steve (author), Simeone, Salvatore (author), and Kudranski, Szymon (artist) – Lonesome Days, Savage Nights (TKO Studios)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Cesare, Adam – Clown in a Cornfield (HarperTeen)Kraus, Daniel – Bent Heavens (Henry Holt and Company/Macmillan)Snyman, Monique – The Bone Carver (Vesuvian Books)Thomas, Aiden – Cemetery Boys (Swoon Reads/Macmillan)Waters, Erica – Ghost Wood Song (HarperTeen)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Iglesias, Gabino – Beyond the Reef (Lullabies for Suffering: Tales of Addiction Horror) (Wicked Run Press)Jones, Stephen Graham – Night of the Mannequins (Tor.com)Kiste, Gwendolyn – The Invention of Ghosts (Nightscape Press)Landry, Jess – I Will Find You, Even in the Dark (Dim Shores Presents Volume 1) (Dim Shores)Pinsker, Sarah – Two Truths and a Lie (Tor.com)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Arcuri, Meghan – “Am I Missing the Sunlight?” (Borderlands 7) (Borderlands Press)Fawver, Kurt – “Introduction to the Horror Story, Day 1” (Nightmare Magazine Nov. 2020 (Issue 98))Malerman, Josh – “One Last Transformation” (Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors) (Written Backwards)O’Quinn, Cindy – “The Thing I Found Along a Dirt Patch Road” (Shotgun Honey Presents Volume 4: Recoil) (Down and Out Books)Ward, Kyla Lee – “Should Fire Remember the Fuel?” (Oz is Burning) (B Cubed Press)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Koja, Kathe – Velocities: Stories (Meerkat Press)Langan, John – Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies (Word Horde)Lillie, Patricia – The Cuckoo Girls (Trepidatio Publishing)Murray, Lee – Grotesque: Monster Stories (Things in the Well)Taborska, Anna – Bloody Britain (Shadow Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
Amaris, Scarlett and Stanley, Richard – Color Out of Space (SpectreVision)Green, Misha – Lovecraft Country, Season 1, Episode 1: “Sundown” (Affeme, Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Television Studios)Green, Misha and Ofordire, Ihuoma – Lovecraft Country, Season 1, Episode 8: “Jig-a-Bobo” (Affeme, Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Television Studios)LaManna, Angela – The Haunting of Bly Manor, Season 1, Episode 5: “The Altar of the Dead” (Intrepid Pictures, Amblin Television, Paramount Television Studios)Whannell, Leigh – The Invisible Man (Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Goalpost Pictures, Nervous Tick Productions)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
Manzetti, Alessandro – Whitechapel Rhapsody: Dark Poems (Independent Legions Publishing)McHugh, Jessica – A Complex Accident of Life (Apokrupha)Pelayo, Cynthia – Into the Forest and All the Way Through (Burial Day Books)Sng, Christina – A Collection of Dreamscapes (Raw Dog Screaming Press)Tantlinger, Sara – Cradleland of Parasites (Rooster Republic Press)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Bailey, Michael and Murano, Doug – Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors (Written Backwards)Murray, Lee and Flynn, Geneve – Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women(Omnium Gatherum Media)Kolesnik, Samantha – Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror(Grindhouse Press)Tantlinger, Sara – Not All Monsters: A Strangehouse Anthology by Women of Horror (Rooster Republic Press)Yardley, Mercedes M. – Arterial Bloom (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
Florence, Kelly and Hafdahl, Meg – The Science of Women in Horror: The Special Effects, Stunts, and True Stories Behind Your Favorite Fright Films(Skyhorse)Heller-Nicholas, Alexandra – 1000 Women in Horror (BearManor Media)Keene, Brian – End of the Road (Cemetery Dance Publications)Peirse, Alison – Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre(Rutgers University Press)Waggoner, Tim – Writing in the Dark (Guide Dog Books/Raw Dog Screaming Press)Wetmore, Jr. Kevin J. – The Streaming of Hill House: Essays on the Haunting Netflix Adaption (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction
Jackson Joseph, Rhonda – “The Beloved Haunting of Hill House: An Examination of Monstrous Motherhood” (The Streaming of Hill House: Essays on the Haunting Netflix Adaptation) (McFarland)Pelayo, Cynthia – “I Need to Believe” (Southwest Review Volume 105.3)Robinson, Kelly – “Lost, Found, and Finally Unbound: The Strange History of the 1910 Edison Frankenstein” (Rue Morgue Magazine, June 2020)Sng, Christina – “Final Girl: A Life in Horror” (Interstellar Flight Magazine, October 2020)Waggoner, Tim – “Speaking of Horror” (The Writer)

See above the nominees for the Bram Stoker Awards 2020. We’ll like to highlight two nominations for both the Italian writer Alessandro Manzetti, and for Stephen Graham Jones, and also the nomination for John Langan with the collection Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies, and Kurt Fawver with the short story “Introduction to the Horror Story, Day 1”. The winners will be announced online during the StokerCon from 20 to 23 may.

Ecco i vincitori dei Bram Stoker Awards 2019


Sono stati proclamati sabato 18 aprile durante un evento virtuale sul canale Youtube della Horror Writer Association i vincitori dell’Edizione 2019 dei Bram Stoker Awards. Qui sotto vincitori e finalisti per ogni categoria.

Segnaliamo in particolar modo la vittoria di Linda Addison e dell’italiano Alessandro Manzetti (Poetry collection), di Victor LaValle (Long fiction) e Paul Tremblay (Fiction collection). Congratulazioni a tutti i vincitori!

The 2019 Bram Stoker Award winners were announced in a virtual presentation on HWA’s YouTube channel on April 18, 2020. Here the full list of winners and nominees for each category.


Superior Achievement in a Novel

Goingback, Owl – Coyote Rage (Independent Legions Publishing) – WINNER
Malerman, Josh – Inspection (Del Rey)
Miskowski, S.P. – The Worst is Yet to Come (Trepidatio Publishing)
Murray, Lee – Into the Ashes (Severed Press)
Wendig, Chuck – Wanderers (Del Rey)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Amor, Gemma – Dear Laura (Independently Published)
Guignard, Eric J. – Doorways to the Deadeye (JournalStone)
Lane, Michelle Renee – Invisible Chains (Haverhill House Publishing)
Read, Sarah – The Bone Weaver’s Orchard (Trepidatio Publishing) – WINNER
Starling, Caitlin – The Luminous Dead (Harper Voyager)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Bérubé, Amelinda – Here There Are Monsters (Sourcebooks Fire)
Dávila Cardinal, Ann – Five Midnights (Tor Teen)
Gardner, Liana – Speak No Evil (Vesuvian Books)
Marshall, Kate Alice – Rules for Vanishing (Viking Books for Young Readers)
Nzondi – Oware Mosaic (Omnium Gatherum) – WINNER
Salomon, Peter Adam – Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds (PseudoPsalms Press)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Bunn, Cullen – Bone Parish Vol. 2 (BOOM! Studios)
Doran, Colleen and Gaiman, Neil – Neil Gaiman’s Snow, Glass, Apples (Dark Horse Books) – WINNER
Liu, Marjorie – Monstress Volume 4: The Chosen (Image Comics)
Manzetti, Alessandro – Calcutta Horror (Independent Legions Publishing)
Tanabe, Gou – H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness Volume 1 (Dark Horse Manga)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

LaValle, Victor – Up from Slavery (Weird Tales Magazine#363) (Weird Tales Inc.) – WINNER
Manzetti, Alessandro – The Keeper of Chernobyl (Omnium Gatherum)
Taborska, Anna – The Cat Sitter (Shadowcats) (Black Shuck Books)
Tantlinger, Sara – To Be Devoured (Unnerving)
Warren, Kaaron – Into Bones Like Oil (Meerkat Shorts)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Chapman, Greg – “The Book of Last Words” (This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories) (Things in the Well Publishing)
Kiste, Gwendolyn – “The Eight People Who Murdered Me (Excerpt from Lucy Westenra’s Diary)” (Nightmare Magazine Nov. 2019, Issue 86) – WINNER
Landry, Jess – “Bury Me in Tar and Twine” (Tales of the Lost Volume 1: We All Lose Something!) (Things in the Well Publishing)
O’Quinn, Cindy – “Lydia” (The Twisted Book of Shadows) (Twisted Publishing)
Waggoner, Tim – “A Touch of Madness”(The Pulp Horror Book of Phobias) (LVP Publications)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Chiang, Ted – Exhalation: Stories (Knopf)
Jonez, Kate – Lady Bits (Trepidatio Publishing)
Langan, John – Sefira and Other Betrayals (Hippocampus Press)
Read, Sarah – Out of Water (Trepidatio Publishing)
Tremblay, Paul – Growing Things and Other Stories (William Morrow) – WINNER

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Aster, Ari – Midsommar (B-Reel Films, Square Peg)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross– Stranger Things (Season 3, Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt) (Netflix)
Eggers, Robert and Eggers, Max – The Lighthouse (A24, New Regency Pictures, RT Features)
Flanagan, Mike – Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros., Intrepid Pictures/Vertigo Entertainment)
Peele, Jordan – Us (Monkeypaw Productions, Perfect World Pictures, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network, Universal Pictures) – WINNER

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Brozek, Jennifer – A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods (Pulse Publishing)
Datlow, Ellen – Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories (Gallery/Saga Press) – WINNER
Golden, Christopher and Moore, James A. – The Twisted Book of Shadows (Twisted Publishing)
Guignard, Eric J. – Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror (Dark Moon Books)
Wilson, Robert S. – Nox Pareidolia (Nightscape Press)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Beal, Eleanor and Greenaway, Jonathan – Horror and Religion: New Literary Approaches to Theology, Race, and Sexuality (University of Wales Press)
Earle, Harriet E.H. – Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness in American Horror Story: Critical Essays (McFarland)
Heller-Nicholas, Alexandra – Masks in Horror Cinema: Eyes Without Faces (University of Wales Press)
Kachuba, John B. – Shapeshifters: A History (Reaktion Books)
Kröger, Lisa and Anderson, Melanie R. – Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction (Quirk Books) – WINNER

Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction

Kiste, Gwendolyn – “Magic, Madness, and Women Who Creep: The Power of Individuality in the Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman” (Vastarien: A Literary Journal Vol. 2, Issue 1) – WINNER
Liaguno, Vince A. – “Slasher Films Made Me Gay: The Queer Appeal and Subtext of the Genre” (LGBTQ+ Horror Month: 9/1/2019, Ginger Nuts of Horror)
Renner, Karen J. – “The Evil Aging Women of American Horror Story” (Elder Horror: Essays on Film’s Frightening Images of Aging) (McFarland)
Robinson, Kelly – “Film’s First Lycanthrope: 1913’s The Werewolf” (Scary MonstersMagazine #114)
Weich, Valerie E. – “Lord Byron’s Whipping Boy: Dr. John William Polidori and the 200th Anniversary of The Vampyre” (Famous Monsters of Filmland, Issue #291)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Addison, Linda D. and Manzetti, Alessandro – The Place of Broken Things (Crystal Lake Publishing) – WINNER
Cade, Octavia – Mary Shelley Makes a Monster (Aqueduct Press)
Lynch, Donna – Choking Back the Devil (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Scalise, Michelle – Dragonfly and Other Songs of Mourning (LVP Publications)
Simon, Marge and Dietrich, Bryan D. – The Demeter Diaries (Independent Legions Publishing)
Wytovich, Stephanie M. – The Apocalyptic Mannequin (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Annunciati i finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards

Annunciati i finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards, tra i premi più prestigiosi dedicati alla letteratura horror.
Tra i vari autori in finale, T.E. Grau, lo straripante autore americano che i nostri lettori hanno potuto apprezzare nel racconto “La missione” apparso sull’ottavo numero della rivista Hypnos, in lizza per il miglior romanzo d’esordio con I Am the River, e Victor LaValle, per la graphic novel Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, e ancora una volta il nostro Alessandro Manzetti, in collaborazione con Marge Simon per la raccolta di poesie, War.
Qui di seguito la lista completa dei finalisti.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

    Katsu, Alma – The Hunger (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

    Maberry, Jonathan – Glimpse (St. Martin’s Press)

    Malerman, Josh – Unbury Carol (Del Rey)

    Stoker, Dacre and Barker, J.D. – Dracul (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

    Tremblay, Paul – The Cabin at the End of the World (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

    Fine, Julia – What Should Be Wild (Harper)

    Grau, T.E. – I Am the River (Lethe Press)

    Kiste, Gwendolyn – The Rust Maidens (Trepidatio Publishing)

    Stage, Zoje – Baby Teeth (St. Martin’s Press)

    Tremblay, Tony – The Moore House (Twisted Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

    Ireland, Justina – Dread Nation (Balzer + Bray)

    Legrand, Claire – Sawkill Girls (Katherine Tegen Books)

    Maberry, Jonathan – Broken Lands (Simon & Schuster)

    Snyman, Monique – The Night Weaver (Gigi Publishing)

    White, Kiersten – The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Delacorte Press)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

    Ahmed, Saladin – Abbott (BOOM! Studios)

    Azzarello, Brian – Moonshine Vol. 2: Misery Train (Image Comics)

    Bunn, Cullen – Bone Parish (BOOM! Studios)

    LaValle, Victor – Victor LaValle’sDestroyer (BOOM! Studios)

    Liu, Marjorie – Monstress Volume 3: Haven (Image Comics)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

    Bailey, Michael – Our Children, Our Teachers (Written Backwards)

    Hill, Joe – You Are Released (Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales) (Scribner)

    Malik, Usman T. – Dead Lovers on Each Blade, Hung (Nightmare Magazine Issue #74)

    Mason, Rena – The Devil’s Throat (Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror) (Adrenaline Press)

    Smith, Angela Yuriko – Bitter Suites (CreateSpace)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

    Landry, Jess – “Mutter” (Fantastic Tales of Terror) (Crystal Lake Publishing)

    Murray, Lee – “Dead End Town”(Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2) (IFWG Publishing International)

    Neugebauer, Annie – “Glove Box” (The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine Volume 3, Issue 4-July 2018)

    Taff, John F.D. – “A Winter’s Tale” (Little Black Spots) (Grey Matter Press)

    Ward, Kyla Lee – “And in Her Eyes the City Drowned” (Weirdbook #39) (Wildside Press)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

    Files, Gemma – Spectral Evidence (Trepidatio Publishing)

    Guignard, Eric J. – That Which Grows Wild (Cemetery Dance Publications)

    Iglesias, Gabino – Coyote Songs (Broken River Books)

    Snyder, Lucy A. – Garden of Eldritch Delights (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

    Waggoner, Tim – Dark and Distant Voices: A Story Collection (Nightscape Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

    Aster, Ari – Hereditary (PalmStar Media)

    Averill, Meredith – The Haunting of Hill House: The Bent-Neck Lady, Episode 01:05 (Amblin Television, FlanaganFilm, Paramount Television)

    Garland, Alex – Annihilation (DNA Films, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Skydance Media)

    Heisserer, Eric – Bird Box (Bluegrass Films, Chris Morgan Productions, Universal Pictures)

    Woods, Bryan, Beck, Scott, and Krasinski, John – A Quiet Place (Platinum Dunes, Sunday Night)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

    Chambers, James, Grey, April, and Masterson, Robert – A New York State of Fright: Horror Stories from the Empire State (Hippocampus Press)

    Datlow, Ellen – The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea (Night Shade Books)

    Guignard, Eric J. – A World of Horror (Dark Moon Books)

    Murray, Lee – Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror (Adrenaline Press)

    Ward, D. Alexander – Lost Highways: Dark Fictions from the Road (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

    Connolly, John – Horror Express (PS Publishing)

    Gambin, Lee – The Howling: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press)

    Ingham, Howard David – We Don’t Go Back: A Watcher’s Guide to Folk Horror (Room 207 Press)

    Mynhardt, Joe and Johnson, Eugene – It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life (Crystal Lake Publishing)

    Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. – Uncovering Stranger Things: Essays on Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence in the Series (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

    Boston, Bruce – Artifacts (Independent Legions Publishing)

    Cowen, David E. – Bleeding Saffron (Weasel Press)

    Lynch, Donna – Witches (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

    Simon, Marge and Manzetti, Alessandro – War (Crystal Lake Publishing)

    Tantlinger, Sara – The Devil’s Dreamland (Strangehouse Books)

The Horror Writers Association announced the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot.

Between the finalists, Ted E. Grau, already known by Italian readers for the short story “La missione” published in Hypnos Magazine #8, nominated for his first novel I Am The River, Victor LaValle with the graphic novel Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, and the Italian Alessandro Manzetti with the poetry collection War, in collaboration with Marge Simon.

See above the full list of the finalists.

Bram Stoker Awards 2017: i vincitori

IMG_2137Sono stati assegnati ieri 3 marzo, durante la StokerCon 2018 a Providence, i Bram Stoker Awards 2017 per le migliori opere horror dell’ultimo anno.

Le nostre congratulazioni a tutti i vincitori e in particolare ad Alessandro Manzetti e Independent Legions per il premio speciale Press Award.

Qui sotto la lista completa per categoria.

 

 

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Golden, Christopher – Ararat (St. Martin’s Press)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Cabeen, Robert Payne – Cold Cuts (Omnium Gatherum Media)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Liggett, Kim – The Last Harvest (Tor Teen)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Duffey, Damian and Butler, Octavia E. – Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Abrams ComicArts)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Jones, Stephen Graham – Mapping the Interior (Tor.com)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Mannetti, Lisa – “Apocalypse Then” (Never Fear: The Apocalypse) (13Thirty Books)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Hill, Joe – Strange Weather (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Peele, Jordan – Get Out (Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Murano, Doug – Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Hendrix, Grady. Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ‘70s and ‘80s Horror Fiction (Quirk Books)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Sng, Christina – A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

 

A9C1D519-91B0-45EF-A884-1B262797D73FThe Bram Stoker Awards 2017 were assigned yesterday at StokerCon 2018 in Providence. See above the full list of the winners. 

We would like to congratulate all the winners and especially Alessandro Manzetti and Independent Legions for the  Specialty Press Award.

I finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards 2017

La Horror Writers Association ha annunciato i finalisti dell’edizione 2017 dei Bram Stoker Awards, per le migliori opere di letteratura horror e dark fantasy.

La premiazione avverrà il 3 marzo, durante l’annuale StokerCon che si terrà dall’ 1al 4 marzo allo storico Baltimore Hotel di Providence, Rhode Island.

Tra le opere finaliste segnaliamo i romanzi I Wish I Was Like You di S.P. Miskowski e Ubo di Steve Rasnic Tem, il romanzo breve Agents of Dreamland di Caitlín R. Kiernan e l’antologia The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water, pubblicata dalla casa editrice italiana Independent Legions e curata da Jodi Renee Lester e Alessandro Manzetti, quest’ultimo finalista anche con la raccolta di poesie No Mercy.

Qui si seguito l’elenco completo dei finalisti.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Golden, Christopher – Ararat (St. Martin’s Press)
King, Stephen and King, Owen – Sleeping Beauties (Scribner)

Malerman, Josh – Black Mad Wheel (Ecco)

Miskowski, S.P. – I Wish I Was Like You (JournalStone)

Tem, Steve Rasnic – Ubo (Solaris)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Cabeen, Robert Payne – Cold Cuts (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Davidson, Andy – In the Valley of the Sun (Skyhorse Publishing)

Hayward, Matt – What Do Monsters Fear? (Post Mortem Press)

Hepler, Jeremy – The Boulevard Monster (Bloodshot Books)

Thomas, Scott – Kill Creek (Ink Shares)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

French, Gillian – The Door to January (Islandport Press)
Leveen, Tom – Hellworld (Simon Pulse)

Liggett, Kim – The Last Harvest (Tor Teen)

Lukavics, Amy – The Ravenous (Harlequin Teen)

Porter, Sarah – When I Cast Your Shadow (Tor Teen)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Carey, Mike and Arvind, Ethan David – Darkness Visible (IDW)
Duffy, Damian and Butler, Octavia E. – Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Abrams ComicArts)

Ferris, Emil – My Favorite Thing is Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Hickman, Jonathan – The Black Monday Murders (Image Comics)

Liu, Marjorie – Monstress Volume 2: The Blood (Image Comics)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Edelman, Scott – Faking it Until Forever Comes (Liars, Fakers, and the Dead Who Eat Them) (Written Backwards)
Jones, Stephen Graham – Mapping the Interior (Tor.com)

Kiernan, Caitlín R. – Agents of Dreamland (Tor.com)

Taylor, Lucy – Sweetlings (Tor.com)

Waggoner, Tim – A Kiss of Thorns (DarkFuse)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Bailey, Michael – “I Will Be the Reflection Until the End” (Tales from the Lake Vol. 4) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Chambers, James – “A Song Left Behind in the Aztakea Hills” (Shadows Over Main Street, Volume 2) (Cutting Block Books)

Mannetti, Lisa – “Apocalypse Then” (Never Fear: The Apocalypse) (13Thirty Books)

Neugebauer, Annie – “So Sings the Siren” (Apex Magazine #101) (Apex Publications)

Yardley, Mercedes M. – “Loving You Darkly” (F(r)iction Magazine #8) (Tethered by Letters)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Hill, Joe – Strange Weather (William Morrow)
Kiste, Gwendolyn – And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe (JournalStone)

Malerman, Josh – Goblin (Earthling Publications)

Matsuura, Thersa – The Carp-Faced Boy and Other Tales (Independent Legions Publishing)

McGrath, Patrick – Writing Madness (Centipede Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Del Toro, Guillermo and Taylor, Vanessa – The Shape of Water (TSG Entertainment, Double Dare You Productions)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: MadMax, Episode 02:01: Chapter One (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)

Frost, Mark and Lynch, David – Twin Peaks, Part 8 (Rancho Rosa Partnership, Inc.)

Palmer, Chase, Fukunaga, Cary, and Dauberman, Gary – It (New Line Cinema)

Peele, Jordan – Get Out (Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment)

Shyamalan, M. Night – Split (Blinding Edge Pictures, Blumhouse Productions)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Brooks, Kinitra, PhD., Addison, Linda D., and Morris, Susana, PhD. – Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Grove Publishing)
Datlow, Ellen – Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology (Pegasus Books)

Maberry, Jonathan and Romero, George A. – Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Manzetti, Alessandro and Lester, Jodi Renee – The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water (Independent Legions Publishing)

Murano, Doug – Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Brittany, Michele – Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre (McFarland)
Brooks, Kinitra D. – Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror (Rutgers University Press)

Hendrix, Grady. Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ‘70s and ‘80s Horror Fiction (Quirk Books)

Jones, Stephen – The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)

Mynhardt, Joe and Johnson, Eugene – Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre – (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Frazier, Robert and Boston, Bruce – Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Manzetti, Alessandro – No Mercy (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Simon, Marge and Turzillo, Mary – Satan’s Sweethearts (Weasel Press)

Sng, Christina – A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Wytovich, Stephanie M. – Sheet Music to My Acoustic Nightmare (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

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The Horror Writers Association announced the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot. HWA is the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy.

The presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards will occur during the annual StokerCon at the historical Baltimore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, during the gala dinner on March 3rd.

We would like to point out the novels I Wish I Was Like You by S.P. Miskowski and Ubo by Steve Rasnic Tem, the short novel Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan and the anthology The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water, published by  Independent Legions and edited by Jodi Renee Lester and Alessandro Manzetti, who is also a finalist with the poetry collection No Mercy.

See above the complete list of the nominees.

Suprême – Il Circo delle Meraviglie

2262EAE9-6B32-4E58-839B-0084A4CD6918Disponibile da oggi, in occasione di Halloween, l’edizione digitale della novelette inedita ‘Suprême – Il Circo delle Meraviglie‘ di Caleb Battiago, aka Alessandro Manzetti, vincitore del Bram Stoker Award.

Sinossi: 2298. La sirena eco-limbica chiama tutti a raccolta, là dove la discarica di Baden cede il passo al blu solforico di un tendone da circo, e un carillon vivente vi invita a entrare brandendo un cartello ricco di macabre promesse.
Benvenuti al Suprême, vanto della capitale della Nuova Francia. Qui, mentre la Cloud-6 vi squaglia il cervello e un Coltrane apocalittico spreme caos dal suo sassofono, potrete ammirare, tra gli altri, Vivien Duemila Chili, l’Abominevole Uomo delle Feci, la Donna Ignobile, il Clown a Due Teste. Sono i nuovi freak, immolati al divertimento, mostri sputati da un mondo in rovina, in cui l’aberrazione impera e l’amore muove gli ultimi passi verso il capolinea. Mettetevi comodi e allentate i freni inibitori, se ne avete il coraggio. Che lo spettacolo abbia inizio!

Illustrazione di copertina di Wendy Saber Core.

 

It is now available, just in time for Halloween, the digital edition of the unpublished novelette ‘Suprême – Il Circo delle Meraviglie’ by Caleb Battiago, aka Alessandro Manzetti.

Cover art by Wendy Saber Core.

Ecco i finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards 2016

img_1700La Horror Writers Association ha annunciato i finalisti dell’edizione 2016 dei Bram Stoker Awards, per le migliori opere di letteratura horror e dark fantasy.

La premiazione avverrà il 29 aprile, durante l’annuale StokerCon che si terrà a bordo della Queen Mary a Long Beach, California.

Segnaliamo in particolare le nominations di Alessandro Manzetti per miglior Antologia con The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing) e miglior Raccolta di Poesie con Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria), di Victor LaValle per miglior Novella con The Ballad of Black Tom,  di John Langan per miglio Romanzo con The Fisherman (Word Horde) e di Laird Barron per miglior Raccolta con Swift to Chase (JournalStone).

Qui sotto, la lista completa dei finalisti.

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The Horror Writers Association announces the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot. HWA is the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy.

The presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards will occur during the second annual StokerCon aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on the evening of April 29, 2017

We would like to point out the nominations of Alessandro Manzetti for Superior Achievement in an Anthology with The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing) and in a Poetry Collection with Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria), and also Victor LaValle for Long Fiction with The Ballad of Black Tom, John Langan for Best Novel with The Fisherman (Word Horde) and Laird Barron for Fiction Collection with Swift to Chase (JournalStone).

The complete list of the nominees follows.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Hand, Elizabeth – Hard Light: A Cass Neary Crime Novel (Minotaur Books)
Jones, Stephen Graham – Mongrels (William Morrow)
Langan, John – The Fisherman (Word Horde)
MacLeod, Bracken – Stranded: A Novel (Tor Books)
Tremblay, Paul – Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Barnett, Barbara – The Apothecary’s Curse (Pyr Books)
Chapman, Greg – Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Deady, Tom – Haven (Cemetery Dance Publications)
Garza, Michelle and Lason, Melissa – Mayan Blue (Sinister Grin Press)
Wytovich, Stephanie – The Eighth (Dark Regions Press)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Alexander, Maria – Snowed (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Brozek, Jennifer – Last Days of Salton Academy (Ragnarok Publishing)
Cosimano, Elle – Holding Smoke (Hyperion-Disney)
Roberts, Jeyn – When They Fade (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Sirowy, Alexandra – The Telling (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Bunn, Cullen – Blood Feud (Oni Press)
Chambers, James – Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe (Moonstone)
de Campi, Alex – No Mercy, Vol. 2 (Image Comics)
Kirkman, Robert – Outcast by Kirkman&Azaceta, Vol 3 This Little Light (Image Comics)
Miller, Mark Alan and Lansdale, Joe R. –The Steam Man (Dark Horse Books)
Moore, Alan – Providence, Act 1 (Avatar Press)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Cushing, Nicole – The Sadist’s Bible (01Publishing)
Edelman, Scott – That Perilous Stuff (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
LaValle, Victor – The Ballad of Black Tom (Tor.com)
Malerman, Josh – The Jupiter Drop (You, Human) (Dark Regions Press)
Waggoner, Tim – The Winter Box (DarkFuse)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Bailey, Michael – Time is a Face on the Water (Borderlands 6) (Borderlands Press)
Bodner, Hal – A Rift in Reflection (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
Golden, Christopher – The Bad Hour (What the #@&% is That?) (Saga Press)
Mannetti, Lisa – ArbeitMacht Frei(Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Crawl Space (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume #2016/Issue#8) (Dell Magazines)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Barron, Laird – Swift to Chase (JournalStone)
Chizmar, Richard – A Long December (Subterranean Press)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror (Mysterious Press)
O’Neill, Gene – Lethal Birds (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Schwaeble, Hank – American Nocturne (Cohesion Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Campbell, Josh, Chazelle, Damien, and Stuecken, Matthew – 10 Cloverfield Lane (Paramount Pictures)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: The Vanishing of Will Byers (Episode 01: Chapter One) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: The Upside Down (Episode 01: Chapter Eight) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Eggers, Robert – The VVitch (Parts and Labor, RT Features, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Code Red Productions, Scythia Films, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Mott Street Pictures, Pulse Films, and Very Special Projects)
Logan, John – Penny Dreadful: A Blade of Grass (Episode 03:04) Showtime Presents in association with SKY, Desert Wolf Productions, Neal Street Productions)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Bailey, Michael – Chiral Mad 3 (Written Backwards)
Manzetti, Alessandro – The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing)
Monteleone, Thomas F. and Monteleone, Oliva F. – Borderlands 6 (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
Mosiman, Billie Sue – Fright Mare-Women Write Horror (DM Publishing)
Murano, Doug and Ward, D. Alexander – Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Braudy, Leo – Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural(Yale University Press)
Franklin, Ruth – Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Olson, Danel P. – Guillermo del Toro’s “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press)
Poole, W. Scott – In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death and Extraordinary Afterlife of H. P. Lovecraft (Soft Skull Press)
Skal, David J. – Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote
Dracula (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Tibbetts, John – The Gothic Worlds of Peter Straub (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Boston, Bruce and Manzetti, Alessandro – Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria)
Collings, Michael R. – Corona Obscura: Poems Dark and Elemental (self-published)
Gailey, Jeannine Hall – Field Guide to the End of the World: Poems (Moon City Press)
Simon, Marge – Small Spirits (Midnight Town Media)
Wytovich, Stephanie M. – Brothel (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

2016 WEIRD!

imageIl 2016 è stato un anno ricco di novità e sorprese per gli amanti del weird e dell’horror, soprattutto in Italia, a cominciare dalla presenza a Milano a Stranimondi 2016 di Ramsey Campbell, che ha presentato il suo ultimo romanzo lovecraftiano L’ultima rivelazione di Gla’aki.

L’editoria specializzata si è dimostrata vitale quanto mai: Edizioni Hypnos ha presentato una nuova collana (Visioni) e otto nuovi volumi tra modern e classic weird, dalla riscoperta della rivista pioniere Der Orchideengarten, sino alle proposte più moderne di autori come Livia Llewellyn e Simon Strantzas; Indipendent Legions ha arricchito il suo già nutrito catalogo con pubblicazioni dei maggiori esponenti dell’horror contemporaneo, come Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon e Robert McCammon, mentre Vincent Books ha dato il via a img_1378due nuove collane, New Breed e Miskatonic, dedicate al weird, all’horror e al fantastico italiano.

Infine il 2016 ha visto Alessandro Manzetti vincitore del prestigioso Bram Stoker Award per la miglior raccolta di poesie con Eden Underground.

Un 2016 veramente fantastico per un 2017 ancora più all’insegna del weird!

The year 2016 was rich in new and interesting surprises for the lovers of weird and horror literature, especially in Italy: let’s start with the appearence of Ramsey Campbell during Stranimondi 2016, and the book launch of his last lovecraftian novel, L’ultima rivelazione di Gla’aki.

Der OrkiWeird specialized publishers were really dynamic: Edizioni Hypnos started a new series (Visioni)  and published eight new volumes of classic and modern weird, from the rediscovery of the innovative magazine Der Orchideengarten, to the modern weird writers like Livia Llewellyn and Simon Strantzas; Indipendent Legions added some very famous Authors of contemporary horror to their catalogue, like Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon and Robert McCammon, and Vincent Books launched two new series, New Breed and Miskatonic, dedicated to weird, horror and fantastic literature.

Last but not least, Alessandro Manzetti won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for the best poetry collection, with Eden Underground.

What a fantastic 2016, a perfect start for an even better 2017 for weird literature!