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Shirley Jackson Awards 2015

Sono stati pubblicati i candidati allo Shirley Jackson Award 2015, il premio annuale per la letteratura horror, dark e di suspense psicologico, istituito in onore al contributo letterario della scrittrice americana scomparsa nel 1965.

I vincitori saranno proclamati domenica 10 luglio 2016, durante la Readercon 27, Conference on Imaginative Literature, Quincy, Massachusetts.

La lista completa dei candidati è riportata qui sotto.

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Here the nominees for the Shirley Jackson Award 2015, established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic, in recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing.

The Awards will be presented on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Readercon 27, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Shirley Jackson Award 2015 Nominees

NOVEL

Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press)

Experimental Film, Gemma Files (ChiZine Publications)

The Glittering World, Robert Levy (Gallery)

Lord Byron’s Prophecy, Sean Eads (Lethe Press)

When We Were Animals, Joshua Gaylord (Mulholland Books)

NOVELLA

The Box Jumper, Lisa Mannetti (Smart Rhino)

In the Lovecraft Museum, Steve Tem (PS Publishing)

Unusual Concentrations, S.J. Spurrier (Simon Spurrier)

The Visible Filth, Nathan Ballingrud (This Is Horror)

Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand (PS Publishing-UK/Open Road Media-US)

NOVELETTE

“The Briskwater Mare,” Deborah Kalin (Cherry Crow Children, Twelfth Planet Press)

“The Deepwater Bride,” Tamsyn Muir (Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July-August 2015)

“Even Clean Hands Can Do Damage,” Steve Duffy (Supernatural Tales #30, Autumn)

“Fabulous Beasts,” Priya Sharma (Tor.com, July 2015)

“The Thyme Fiend,” Jeffrey Ford (Tor.com, March 2015)

SHORT FICTION

“A Beautiful Memory,” Shannon Peavey (Apex Magazine)

“Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” Alyssa Wong (Nightmare)

“Seven Minutes in Heaven,” Nadia Bulkin (Aickman’s Heirs)

“The Dying Season,” Lynda E. Rucker (Aickman’s Heirs)

“Wilderness,” Letitia Trent (Exigencies)

SINGLE-AUTHOR COLLECTION

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Stephen King (Scribner)

The End of the End of Everything, Dale Bailey (Arche Press)

Get in Trouble, Kelly Link (Random House)

Gutshot, Amelia Gray (FSG Originals)

The Nameless Dark – A Collection, T.E. Grau (Lethe Press)

You Have Never Been Here, Mary Rickert (Small Beer Press)

EDITED ANTHOLOGY

Aickman’s Heirs, edited by Simon Strantzas (Undertow Publications)

Black Wings IV, edited by S.T. Joshi (PS Publishing)

The Doll Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor)

Exigencies, edited by Richard Thomas (Dark House Press)

Seize the Night, edited by Christopher Golden (Gallery

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.