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Le donne del Weird

img_1697In occasione dei festeggiamenti per l’ottavo anno del “Women In Horror Month”, Weird Fiction Review celebra le miglior 14 scrittrici weird con i racconti pubblicati on line a partire dal 2014 sul proprio sito.

Un’occasione unica per leggere alcune tra le più interessanti proposte weird al femminile.

Tra le autrici presenti: Kelly Link, Leena Krohn, Livia Llewellyn, Anne-Sylvie Salzman.

 

 

To celebrate the 8th annual “Women in Horror Month”, Weird Fiction Review compiled a list of some of their favorite horror short stories published on the website by women writers since 2014. 

A great chance to read some of the most interesting Weird writers like, just to name a few, Kelly Link, Leena Krohn, Livia Llewellyn, Anne-Sylvie Salzman.

 

This is Horror Award

 

Sono aperte le votazioni per il “This is Horror Award 2015”, premio dedicato alla cultura horror, dal mondo letterario al web, arte, cinema e tv, gestito dall’omonimo sito inglese.

Le operazioni di voto sono aperte fino al 25 gennaio, inviando una mail con l’oggetto <Awards 2015> all’indirizzo: awards@thisishorror.co.uk, e indicando fino a due preferenze (prima e seconda scelta) per ogni categoria.

Le nominations sono riassunte qui sotto, alla fine dell’articolo: segnaliamo con orgoglio la presenza di un Artista italiano, Daniele Serra!

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The votes for “This is Horror Awards 2015 are now open: you can choose up to two preferences in each category, by sending an email to awards@thisishorror.co.uk, with the subject <Awards 2015>. The deadline to express your vote is Monday, 25th January 2016.

Here the nominations: we proudly highlight the name of an italian Artist, Daniele Serra!

 

Awards 2015- Nominations

Novel of the Year
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Brother by Ania Ahlborn
Lost Girl by Adam Nevill
Skullcrack City by Jeremy Robert Johnson
The Deep by Nick Cutter
The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth

Novella of the Year
Albion Fay by Mark Morris
Carus & Mitch by Tim Major
Dead Leaves by Andrew David Barker
Leytonstone by Stephen Volk
Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter
The Box Jumper by Lisa Mannetti

Short Story Collection of the Year
Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link
Probably Monsters by Ray Cluley
Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters
The Nameless Dark by T.E. Grau
Vile Men by Rebecca Jones-Howe
Voices of the Damned by Barbie Wilde

Anthology of the Year
Aickman’s Heirs, edited by Simon Strantzas
Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up To No Good, co-edited by H. L. Nelson and Joanne Merriam
Cthulhu Fhtagn!, edited by Ross E. Lockhart
Exigencies: A Neo-Noir Anthology, edited by Richard Thomas
Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan, edited by Nick Mamatas and Masumi Washington
The Monstrous, edited by Ellen Datlow

Fiction Magazine of the Year
Apex Magazine
Black Static
Cemetery Dance
Dark Moon Digest
Nightmare
Strange Aeons

Publisher of the Year
ChiZine Publications
Crystal Lake Publishing
DarkFuse
Dark House Press
Lazy Fascist Press
Word Horde

Podcast of the Year
Arm Cast Podcast
Booked. Podcast
Horror News Radio
The Horror Show with Brian Keene
The Last Knock
The Outer Dark

Film of the Year
Coherence
It Follows
Spring
Starry Eyes
We Are Still Here
What We Do in the Shadows

TV Show of the Year
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Bates Motel (Season Three)
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (Season Two)
Hannibal (Season Three)
Penny Dreadful (Season Two)
The Walking Dead (Season Five)

Artist of the Year
Ben Baldwin
Daniele Serra
Joey Hi-Fi
Paul Booth
Vincent Castigilia
Vincent Chong

 

 

Weird Vault: introduzione al Weird

imageCon l’arrivo dell’Anno Nuovo, i ricordi degli Anni passati tendono a svanire, per fare spazio a nuove stimolanti possibilità… Ma Weirdiana vuole aiutarvi a non perdere il contatto con il flusso del Tempo, riscoprendo questi ricordi e mantenendoli legati ad un filo che unisce passato, presente e futuro del weird: ecco lo scopo di Weird Vault.

Cominciamo quindi con le basi: cos’e il Weird?

A questa domanda hanno tentato di dare risposta anche Ann e Jeff VanderMeer con una poderosa opera, The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, uscita nel 2011 per la Casa Editrice Corvus.

Il testo raccoglie le opere di alcuni dei più grandi Maestri del Fantastico, da Lovecraft a Borges a Gaiman, con un secolo intero di racconti esotici, esoterici, sovrannaturali, sperimentali, e tutti che aggiungono un aspetto particolare alla definizione del termine “weird”.

In questo articolo di Weird Fiction Review, del maggio 2012, viene riportata l’introduzione completa al volume, a cura di Ann e Jeff VanderMeer.

Oltre a quelli già citati, potrete trovare in questo testo anche molti altri fantastici scrittori, classici e moderni, come Ben Okri, George R.R. Martin, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Mieville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, Mervyn Peake, Michael Chabon, Stephen King, M.R. James e Daphne Du Maurier.

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With the New Year, the memories of the past years tend to fade away… But Weirdiana is your guide to the past, the present and the future of Weird Culture: here your Weird Vault.

Let’s start with the fundamentals: what is the Weird?

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer tried to answer with The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, published 2011 by Corvus.

The volume contains the works of the Masters of Weird Literarure, from Lovecraft to Borges and Gaiman, more than a century of exotic anc exoteric stories, supernatural athmospheres, experimental works, to define, all together, the concept of “weird”. 

In this article from Weird Fiction Review, may 2012, you can find the whole introduction to the volume by di Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.

The volume features an all star cast of authors, from classics to international bestsellers to Booker prize winners. Here are, with Lovecraft, Borges and Gaiman, also Ben Okri and George R.R. Martin, Angela Carter and Kelly Link, Franz Kafka and China Miéville, Clive Barker and Haruki Murakami, M.R. James and Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake and Michael Chabon, Stephen King and Daphne Du Maurier.

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015

Best american SfJohn Joseph Adams, curatore della serie, è stato affiancato da Joe Hill (pluri-premiato scrittore e figlio di Stephen King) come curatore ospite dell’edizione 2015 di Best American Science Fiction&Fantasy. All’interno del volume troverete  materiale di  Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, Karen Russell, T. C. Boyle, Sofia Samatar, Jo Walton, Cat Rambo, Daniel H. Wilson, Seanan McGuire, Jess Row e altri. Il volume contiene il miglior materiale pubblicato negli USA nel 2014.

John Joseph Adams, editor of the serie, and guest editor Joe Hill (winner of many literary prizes and son of Stephen King) worked together on the 2015’s edition of Best American Science Fiction&Fantasy. Inside you will find the works of Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, Karen Russell, T. C. Boyle, Sofia Samatar, Jo Walton, Cat Rambo, Daniel H. Wilson, Seanan McGuire, Jess Row and many others. The volume contains the best science fiction and fantasy material published in the U.S.A. during 2014.