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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.

Annunci

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! 

The Beauty of Death

imageThe Beauty of Death è un’antologia in lingua inglese di prossima pubblicazione (fine giugno 2016), curata da Alessandro Manzetti, con cover art di George Cotronis e editing in lingua inglese di cura di Jodi Renee Lester.

Il volume, di circa 600 pagine, conterrà racconti di alcuni dei più importanti autori dell’horror contemporaneo, internazionali e italiani, e sarà pubblicato in formato ebook da Independent Legions.

Qui di seguito, la lista dei racconti che saranno pubblicati.

 

The Beauty of Death is the title of a new anthology, soon to be published at the end of June 2016, edited by Alessandro Manzetti and cover art by George Cotronis.

The volume, in english (editing by Jodi Renee Lester) and in digital version by Independent Legions, will contain many short stories by some of the most known contemporary horror writers. Here the list of contents:

Blue Rose by Peter Straub (ristampa)
Above the World by Ramsey Campbell (ristampa)
In the Garden by Lisa Morton (racconto inedito)
Bleeding Rainbows by Shane McKenzie (ristampa)
Finding Water to Catch Fire by Linda Addison (racconto inedito)
Mulholland Moonshine by John Palisano (racconto inedito)
Calcutta, Lord of Nerves by Poppy Z. Brite (ristampa)
This is how we learn by John Skipp (racconto inedito)
White Trash Gothic by Edward Lee (estratto del nuovo romanzo dell’autore, inedito)
12 by Gene O’Neill (racconto inedito)
Metamorphic Apotheosis by Rena Mason (racconto inedito)
Breaking Up by Monica O’Rourke (racconto inedito)
The Dark River in His Flesh by Maria Alexander (ristampa)
Fathomless Tides by Tim Waggoner (racconto inedito)
Every Ghost Story Is A Ghost Story by Nick Mamatas (racconto inedito)
Cold Finale by Bruce Boston and Marge Simon (racconto inedito)
Gold by James Door (racconto inedito)
Season’s End by Colleen Anderson (racconto inedito)
Alley Oops by Del Howison (ristampa)
The Bitches of Madison County by John F.D. Taff (racconto inedito)
No place like home by JG Faherty (racconto inedito)
Rotten Apples by John Claude Smith (racconto inedito)
In Frigore Veritas by K Trap Jones (racconto inedito)
Dearly Beloved by Ron Breznay (racconto inedito)
How to make love and not turn to stone by Daniel Braun (racconto inedito)
Candy by Paolo Di Orazio (ristampa)
Contractions by Kevin David Anderson (racconto inedito)
Building Comdemned by Adrian Ludens (racconto inedito)
Professor Aligi’s Puppets by Nicola Lombardi (racconto inedito)
By the River She Wakes by Erinn Kemper (racconto inedito)
The Office by Kevin Lucia (racconto inedito)
The Carp-Faced boy by Thersa Matsuura (racconto inedito)
The Captain by Stefano Fantelli (racconto inedito)
Blacker Against the Deep Dark by Alexander Zelenyj (racconto inedito)
Larrie’s Tapes by Luigi Musolino (racconto inedito)
Game by Daniele Bonfanti (racconto inedito)
The I of the Beholder by Kathryn Ptacek (racconto inedito)
Vestige by Annie Neugebauer (racconto inedito)
Kozmic Blues by Alessandro Manzetti (ristampa)
The Lady with the Stick by Simonetta Santamaria (racconto inedito)
Black-Eyed Susan by Mike Lester (racconto inedito
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Bram Stoker Awards 2015: i Vincitori

La Horror Writers Association ha annunciato oggi la lista completa del vincitori del Bram Stoker Awards 2015, proclamati sabato 14 maggio durante la StokerCon di Las Vegas, Nevada.

Qui di seguito, la lista completa dei vincitori per categoria.

Segnaliamo in particolare la vittoria di Paul Tremblay, nella categoria Romanzi, con A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow) e quella di Alessandro Manzetti, nella categoria Antologie di Poesia, con Eden Underground (Crystal Lake Publishing).

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The Horror Writers Association announced yesterday the winners of Bram Stoker Awards 2015, during the StokerCon held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here follows the complete list of the winners for each category.

We would like to report the victory of Paul Tremblay, for the Novel category with A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow) and the victory of Alessandro Manzetti, for the  Poetry collection category with Eden Underground (Crystal Lake Publishing).

VINCITORI/WINNERS BRAM STOKER AWARDS 2015

Superior Achievement in a Novel
Winner: Paul Tremblay – A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Winner: Nicole Cushing – Mr. Suicide (Word Horde)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Winner: John Dixon – Devil’s Pocket (Simon & Schuster)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Winner: Sam Weller, Mort Castle, Chris Ryall, & Carlos Guzman (editors) – Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury (IDW Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Winner: Mercedes M. Yardley – Little Dead Red (Grimm Mistresses) (Ragnarok Publications)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Winner: John Palisano – Happy Joe’s Rest Stop (18 Wheels of Horror) (Big Time Books)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
Winner: David Robert Mitchell – It Follows (Northern Lights Films)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Winner: Michael Bailey – The Library of the Dead (Written Backwards)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Winner: Lucy A. Snyder – While the Black Stars Burn (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
Winner: Stephen Jones – The Art of Horror (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
Winner: Alessandro Manzetti – Eden Underground (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Torture Sottili

testo mannettiAltra importante uscita per gli appassionati italiani di horror e weird: si tratta di Torture Sottili (The Gentling Box), romanzo di esordio della scrittrice statunitense Lisa Mannetti, vincitore del Bram Stoker Award.

La storia, ambientata nel 1865, tra Romania e Bulgaria, narra le vicende di Imre, di sua moglie Mimi e la figlia Lenore, e dello spirito inquieto della madre di Mimi, Anyeta. Dal sito dell’editore: “una torbida storia di stregoneria che si svolge nell’Europa dell’Est, nel cuore del XIX secolo, che disegna a tinte forti una realtà in continua mutazione, dove l’illusione data dalla possessione oscura è sempre in agguato, ineffabile e potentissima, portatrice di dolori e morti atroci, dove la liberazione è data dalla tortura sottile e agghiacciante di un oggetto lobotomizzante.”
Lisa Mannetti, dopo aver vinto il Bram Stoker Awards nel 2009 col suo romanzo d’esordio The Gentling Box, è stata finalista a questo prestigioso premio per ben quattro volte, nel 2015 con la novella “The Box Jumper” (Smart Rhino Publications), nel 2013 col racconto “The Hunger Artist” (in “Zippered Flesh 2”, Smart Rhino Publications) e nel 2010 con la novella “Dissolution” (in “Deathwatch”, Nightscape Press) e col racconto “1925: A Fall River Halloween”, (nel magazine “Shroud” #10, tradotto in Italiano da Delos Digital col titolo di “1925: Un Halloween a Fall River”, 2014).

La sua Novella “The Box Jumper”, con protagonista Harry Houdini, ha vinto inoltre il This Is Horror Award 2015 nella categoria “Novella of the Year”.
Lisa Mannetti vive a New York in una vecchia casa di cento anni con due gatti neri gemelli, di nome Harry Houdini e Theo.

Torture Sottili, edito Kipple Officina Libraria, è incluso nella collana K_Noir, curata da Alessandro Manzetti. La traduzione del romanzo è di Luigi Musolino, la copertina del volume è di George C. Cotronis.
Torture Sottili è disponibile sia in versione ebook che in versione cartacea.
“All the desolation in the world sweeps like a night wind howling
through the vast emptiness that is our being.”
Here an interesting news for the italian fans of weird and horror literature: the volume  Torture mannettiSottili (The Gentling Box), first novel by the american writer  Lisa Mannetti, winner of the Bram Stoker Award.

The story, set in 1865, between Romania and Bulgaria, follows the lives of Imre, his wife Mimi and their daughter Lenore, and of the resteless spirit of Mimi’s mother, Anyeta. 
Lisa Mannetti won the  Bram Stoker Awards nel 2009 with this novel, and was one of the finalists of this important award in four occasions,  in 2015 with the novella “The Box Jumper” (Smart Rhino Publications), in 2013 with the story“The Hunger Artist” (in “Zippered Flesh 2”, Smart Rhino Publications) and in 2010 with the novella “Dissolution” (in “Deathwatch”, Nightscape Press) and with the story “1925: A Fall River Halloween”, (in the magazine “Shroud” #10, translated in italian by Delos Digital with the title“1925: Un Halloween a Fall River”, 2014).

Her Novella “The Box Jumper”, with Harry Houdini as main character, won theThis Is Horror Award 2015 in the category “Novella of the Year”.
Lisa Mannetti lives in New York in an old house with two twin cats, Harry Houdini and Theo.

Torture Sottili, published by Kipple Officina Libraria, is included in the serie K_Noir, edited byAlessandro Manzetti. Translation by Luigi Musolino, and cover art by George C. Cotronis.
Torture Sottili is available in digital and paper version.

Bram Stoker Awards 2015-nominees

Le nomination per i Bram Stoker Awards 2015 sono ufficiali: qui di seguito la lista completa. Maggiori informazioni a questo link.

Here the official nominees for the Bram Stoker Awards 2015. More informations at this link

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Superior Achievement in a Novel
Clive Barker – The Scarlet Gospels (St. Martin’s Press)
Michaelbrent Collings – The Deep (self-published)
JG Faherty – The Cure (Samhain Publishing)
Patrick Freivald – Black Tide (JournalStone Publishing)
Paul Tremblay – A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Courtney Alameda – Shutter (Feiwel & Friends)
Nicole Cushing – Mr. Suicide (Word Horde)
Brian Kirk – We Are Monsters (Samhain Publishing)
John McIlveen – Hannahwhere (Crossroad Press)
John Claude Smith – Riding the Centipede (Omnium Gatherum)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Jennifer Brozek – Never Let Me Sleep (Permuted Press)
Michaelbrent Collings – The Ridealong (self-published)
John Dixon – Devil’s Pocket (Simon & Schuster)
Tonya Hurley – Hallowed (Simon & Schuster)
Maureen Johnson – The Shadow Cabinet (Penguin)
Ian Welke – End Times at Ridgemont High (Omnium Gatherum)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Cullen Bunn – Harrow County, Vol. 1: Countless Haints (Dark Horse Comics)
Victor Gischler – Hellbound (Dark Horse Books)
Robert Kirkman – Outcast, Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him (Image Comics)
Scott Snyder – Wytches, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)
Sam Weller, Mort Castle, Chris Ryall, & Carlos Guzman (editors) – Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury (IDW Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Gary A. Braunbeck – Paper Cuts (Seize the Night) (Gallery Books)
Lisa Mannetti – The Box Jumper (Smart Rhino Publications)
Norman Partridge – Special Collections (The Library of the Dead) (Written Backwards)
Mercedes M. Yardley – Little Dead Red (Grimm Mistresses) (Ragnarok Publications)
Scott Edelman – Becoming Invisible, Becoming Seen (Dark Discoveries #30)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Kate Jonez – All the Day You’ll Have Good Luck (Black Static #47)
Gene O’Neill – The Algernon Effect (White Noise Press)
John Palisano – Happy Joe’s Rest Stop (18 Wheels of Horror) (Big Time Books)
Damien Angelica Walters – Sing Me Your Scars (Sing Me Your Scars) (Apex Publications)
Alyssa Wong – Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers (Nightmare Magazine #37)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
Guillermo del Toro & Matthew Robbins – Crimson Peak (Legendary Pictures)
John Logan – Penny Dreadful: And Hell Itself My Only Foe (Showtime)
John Logan – Penny Dreadful: Nightcomers (Showtime)
David Robert Mitchell – It Follows (Northern Lights Films)
Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement – What We Do in the Shadows (Unison Films)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Michael Bailey – The Library of the Dead (Written Backwards)
Ellen Datlow – The Doll Collection: Seventeen Brand-New Tales of Dolls (Tor Books)
Christopher Golden – Seize the Night (Gallery Books)
Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles – nEvermore! (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)
Jonathan Maberry – The X-Files: Trust No One (IDW Publishing)
Joseph Nassise and Del Howison – Midian Unmade (Tor Books)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Gary A. Braunbeck – Halfway Down the Stairs (JournalStone Publishing)
Nicole Cushing – The Mirrors (Cycatrix Press)
Taylor Grant – The Dark at the End of the Tunnel (Cemetery Dance Publications)
Gene O’Neill – The Hitchhiking Effect (Dark Renaissance Books)
Lucy A. Snyder – While the Black Stars Burn (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
Justin Everett and Jeffrey H. Shanks (ed.) – The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
Stephen Jones – The Art of Horror (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)
Michael Knost – Author’s Guide to Marketing with Teeth (Seventh Star Press)
Joe Mynhardt & Emma Audsley (editors) – Horror 201: The Silver Scream (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Danel Olson – Studies in the Horror Film: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (Centipede Press)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
Bruce Boston – Resonance Dark and Light (Eldritch Press)
Alessandro Manzetti – Eden Underground (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Ann Schwader – Dark Energies (P’rea Press)
Marge Simon – Naughty Ladies (Eldritch Press)
Stephanie M. Wytovich – An Exorcism of Angels (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

 

 

Bram Stoker Awards 2015

Si è aperta la prima fase di scrutinio (Preliminary Ballot) dei Bram Stoker Awards 2015, della Horror Writers Association: in questa fase, vengono segnalati Autori e opere degni di considerazione; segue una fase di voto per la selezione della lista definitiva e quindi la votazione finale per determinare i vincitori per ogni categoria.

A quesfo link potete trovare la lista completa delle segnalazioni, tra le quali siamo felici di sottolineare la presenza di Alessandro Manzetti, segnalato sia nella sezione Racconti che in quella di Raccolta di Poesie.

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The preliminary ballot for HWA’s 2015 Bram Stoker Awards is now open: in this first phase, the Jury will vote a selection of Authors and works, to fill out the list of the nominees. A final vote will follow, to assign the awards for each category.

We are happy to highlight the name of Alessandro Manzetti, in two categories, for short fiction and collection of poetry.

Here the complete list by category.