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I finalisti del Premio Italia 2020

È aperta la seconda fase di votazioni, che si concluderà il 16 maggio, per l’edizione 2020 del Premio Italia,

L’elenco completo dei finalisti per ogni categoria è disponibile sul sito ufficiale del Premio.

Proclamazione e premiazioni dovrebbero svolgersi alla Italcon, inizialmente programmata per il 13 giugno a San Marino, ma si resta in attesa di conferma o rinvio, in relazione alla situazione emergenziale.

The nominees of the Premio Italia 2020 are now available on the official website. The votes can be sent until May 16th. The winners should be announced in June during the Italcon convention in San Marino, depending of the actual emergency.

Subotica vince il Premio Hypnos 2020

Si è svolta ieri pomeriggio, con una diretta Facebook, la premiazione per la settima edizione del Premio Hypnos.

Vince il racconto “Subotica” di Lucio Besana, secondo classificato “Il Tango è uno stregone” di Livio Cazzulani e terzo classificato “Nel mio garage il soldato brucia” di Jacopo De Ponti.

Il racconto vincitore sarà pubblicato nella prossimo numero della rivista di letteratura weird Hypnos.

Yesterday was announced in streaming on Facebook the winner of the seventh edition of Premio Hypnos: it is Subotica by Lucio Besana, followed by Il Tango è un stregone by Livio Cazzulani and Nel mio garage il soldato brucia by Jacopo De Ponti . Congratulations to all!

I finalisti del Premio Hypnos 2020

Edizioni Hypnos comunica la lista dei finalisti della settima edizione del premio Hypnos, il premio per il miglior racconto inedito di letteratura weird.

Sono pervenuti in redazione 124 racconti, un record per il concorso, da 98 autori differenti, e sono stati selezionati quindi ben otto racconti finalisti:

“Come cani”, di Luigi Musolino
“Har Mĕgiddō”, di Valentina Ramacciotti
“Nel mio garage il soldato brucia”, di Jacopo de Ponti
“La Nunta”, di David Fragale
“Ronda”, di Lucio Besana
“Subotica”, di Lucio Besana
“Il Tango è uno stregone”, di Livio Cazzulani
“L’ultima stanza”, di Giorgia Simoncelli

La premiazione avverrà in diretta Facebook dalla pagina dedicata in data 18 aprile. Maggiori informazioni a questo link.

Edizioni Hypnos announced the list of the finalists for the seventh edition of Premio Hypnos, the award for the best Italian short story in weird literature. More infos at this link.

Ecco i vincitori dei World Fantasy Awards 2019

Sono stati proclamati il 3 novembre scorso, durante la World Fantasy Convention a Los Angeles, CA, i vincitori dei World Fantasy Awards 2019.

I Lifetime Achievement Awards, assegnati ogni anno a personalità che hanno fornito un contributo sensibile al campo del fantasy e del fantastico, sono stati assegnati al Maestro Hayao Miyazaki e a Jack Zipes.

Qui sotto, la lista completa dei vincitori per categoria e dei nominati.

Best Novel

  • WINNER: Witchmark, C.L. Polk (Tor.com Publishing)
  • In the Night Wood, Dale Bailey (John Joseph Adams)
  • The Mere Wife, Maria Dahvana Headley (MCD)
  • The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US; Harper Voyager UK)
  • Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga)

Best Novella

  • WINNER: “The Privilege of the Happy Ending“, Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld 8/18)
  • The Only Harmless Great Thing, Brooke Bolander (Tor.com Publishing)
  • The Black God’s Drums, P. Djèlí Clark (Tor.com Publishing)
  • The Tea Master and the Detective, Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean)
  • Beneath the Sugar Sky, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)

Best Short Fiction (tie)

  • WINNER: “Ten Deals with the Indigo Snake”, Mel Kassel (Lightspeed 10/18)
  • WINNER: “Like a River Loves the Sky”, Emma Törzs (Uncanny 3-4/18)
  • “The Ten Things She Said While Dying: An Annotation”, Adam-Troy Castro (Nightmare 7/19)
  • “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies”, Alix E. Harrow (Apex 2/18)
  • “The Court Magician”, Sarah Pinsker (Lightspeed 1/18)

Best Anthology

  • WINNER: Worlds Seen in Passing, Irene Gallo, ed. (Tor.com Publishing)
  • Sword and Sonnet, Aidan Doyle, Rachael K. Jones, & E. Catherine Tobler, eds. (Ate Bit Bear)
  • The Book of Magic, Gardner Dozois, ed. (Bantam; Harper Voyager UK)
  • Best New Horror #28, Stephen Jones, ed. (Drugstore Indian)
  • Robots vs Fairies, Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds. (Saga)

Best Collection

  • WINNER: The Tangled Lands, Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias S. Buckell (Saga)
  • Still So Strange, Amanda Downum (ChiZine)
  • An Agent of Utopia, Andy Duncan (Small Beer)
  • How Long ’til Black Future Month?, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Phantom Limbs, Margo Lanagan (PS)

Best Artist

  • WINNER: Rovina Cai
  • Galen Dara
  • Jeffrey Alan Love
  • Shaun Tan
  • Charles Vess

Special Award – Professional

  • WINNER: Huw Lewis-Jones for The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands(University of Chicago Press)
  • C.C. Finlay, for F&SF editing
  • Irene Gallo, for Art Direction at Tor Books and Tor.com
  • Catherine McIlwaine for Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth exhibition (The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford)
  • Molly Barton, Jeff Li, James Stuart & Julian Yap for Serial Box

Special Award – Non-Professional

  • WINNER: Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Mike Allen, for Mythic Delirium
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny
  • E. Catherine Tobler, for Shimmer 
  • Terri Windling, for Myth & Moor


The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2018 have been announced on November 3, 2019 during the World Fantasy Convention in Los Angeles, CA. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, went to Hayao Miyazaki and Jack Zipes. See above the full list of winners and nominees.

Premio Hypnos: al via la settima edizione


Il weird è il vostro pane quotidiano? Avete un racconto inedito nel cassetto?
Allora è il momento di partecipare alla nuova edizione del Premio Hypnos per il miglior racconto inedito weird e fantastico, promosso come ogni anno dalle Edizioni Hypnos.

Tutti i dettagli per la partecipazione sono disponibili sul sito dell’Editore, a questo link.

The seventh edition of the Italian Award Premio Hypnos, focused on short stories about weird and fantastic, starts today: more informations on the Publisher’s website.

Annunciati i finalisti dei World Fantasy Awards 2019

Sono stati annunciati i finalisti dei World Fantasy Awards 2019: i vincitori saranno proclamati il 3 novembre durante la World Fantasy Convention a Los Angeles, CA.

Il tema di quest’anno è “Fantasy Noir”, descritto dall’organizzazione come “l’ambientazione, i personaggi e le storie del genere poliziesco e dei racconti dei detective dell’occulto arricchite da elementi di fantasy e fantascienza”.

La lista competa dei finalisti è visionabile a questo link.

See at this link the full list of the finalists for the 2019 World Fantasy Awards: the winners of the 2019 edition will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention that will be held in Los Angeles, CA on November 3, 2019. This year’s theme is “Fantasy Noir,” which the World Fantasy Convention describes as blending “the setting, characters and plot structure of a Hardboiled Detective/Occult Detective mystery story with the more colorful elements of Fantasy and Science Fiction.”

British Fantasy Awards 2019

Sono stati annunciati i finalisti dei British Fantasy Awards 2019.

Segnaliamo in particolar modo per la categoria Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award) The Cabin at the End of the World, di Paul Tremblay (Titan Books) e The Way of the Worm, di Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing), nonché All the Fabulous Beasts, di Priya Sharma (Best Collection/Antologia personale) e Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5, a cura di Robert Shearman & Michael Kelly (Best Anthology), entrambi per Undertow Publications.

I vincitori saranno proclamati il 20 ottobre alla FantasyCon 2019 che si terrà a Glasgow, Scozia. Informazioni e biglietti sul sito ufficiale.

Qui di seguito la lista completa di tutti i finalisti per categoria.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
The Bitter Twins, by Jen Williams (Headline)
Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri (Orbit)
Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher Books)
The Green Man’s Heir, by Juliet E McKenna (Wizard’s Tower Press)
The Loosening Skin, by Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)
Priest of Bones, by Peter McLean (Jo Fletcher Books)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)
The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay (Titan Books)
Little Eve, by Catriona Ward (W&N)
The Way of the Worm, by Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing)
Wolf’s Hill, by Simon Bestwick (Snowbooks)

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award)
Tomi Adeyemi, for The Children of Blood and Bone (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Cameron Johnston, for The Traitor God (Angry Robot)
RF Kuang, for The Poppy War (HarperVoyager)
Tasha Suri, for Empire of Sand (Orbit)
Marian Womack, for Lost Objects (Luna Press Publishing)
Micah Yongo, for Lost Gods (Angry Robot)

Best Novella 
Binti: The Night Masquerade, by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)
Breakwater, by Simon Bestwick (Tor Books)
The Land of Somewhere Safe, by Hal Duncan (NewCon Press)
The Last Temptation of Dr Valentine, by John Llewellyn Probert (Black Shuck Books)
The Only Harmless Great Thing, by Brooke Bolander (Tor.com)
The Tea Master and the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean Press)

Best Short Fiction 
Down Where Sound Comes Blunt, by GV Anderson (F&SF March/April 2018)
Her Blood the Apples, Her Bones the Trees, by Georgina Bruce (The Silent Garden: A Journal of Esoteric Fabulism)
In the Gallery of Silent Screams, by Carole Johnstone & Chris Kelso (Black Static #65)
A Son of the Sea, by Priya Sharma (All the Fabulous Beasts)
Telling Stories, by Ruth EJ Booth (The Dark #43)
Thumbsucker, by Robert Shearman (New Fears 2)

Best Anthology
The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea, ed. Ellen Datlow (Night Shade Books)
Humanagerie, ed. Sarah Doyle & Allen Ashley (Eibonvale Press)
New Fears 2, ed. Mark Morris (Titan Books)
This Dreaming Isle, ed. Dan Coxon (Unsung Stories)
Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5, ed. Robert Shearman & Michael Kelly (Undertow Publications)

Best Collection
All the Fabulous Beasts, by Priya Sharma (Undertow Publications)
The Future is Blue, by Catherynne M Valente (Subterranean Press)
How Long ‘til Black Future Month?, by NK Jemisin (Orbit)
Lost Objects, by Marian Womack (Luna Press Publishing)
Octoberland, by Thana Niveau (PS Publishing)
Resonance & Revolt, by Rosanne Rabinowitz (Eibonvale Press)

Best Non-Fiction
The Evolution of African Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. Francesca T Barbini (Luna Press Publishing)
The Full Lid, by Alasdair Stuart (alasdairstuart.com/the-full-lid)
Ginger Nuts of Horror (www.gingernutsofhorror.com)
Les Vampires, by Tim Major (PS Publishing)
Noise and Sparks, by Ruth EJ Booth (Shoreline of Infinity)

Best Independent Press
Fox Spirit Books
Luna Press Publishing
NewCon Press
Unsung Stories

Best Magazine / Periodical
Black Static 
Gingernuts of Horror 
Interzone
Shoreline of Infinity
Uncanny Magazine

Best Audio
Bedtime Stories for the End of the World (endoftheworldpodcast.com)
Blood on Satan’s Claw, by Mark Morris (Bafflegab)
Breaking the Glass Slipper (www.breakingtheglassslipper.com)
PodCastle (podcastle.org)
PsuedoPod (pseudopod.org)

Best Comic / Graphic Novel
100 Demon Dialogues, by Lucy Bellwood (Toonhound Studios)
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Vol. 1, by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Guy Davis, Tyler Crook & Dave Stewart (Dark Horse)
Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories, Vol. 1, by Mike Mignola and others (Dark Horse)
The Prisoner, by Robert S Malan & John Cockshaw (Luna Press Publishing)
Saga #49-54, by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Widdershins, Vol. 7, by Kate Ashwin

Best Artist
Vince Haig
David Rix
Daniele Serra
Sophie E Tallis

Best Film / Television Production
Annihilation, Alex Garland
Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely 
Black Panther, Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole
The Haunting of Hill House, Mike Flanagan
Inside No. 9, series 4, Steve Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord & Rodney Rothman

The nominees for the British Fantasy Awards 2019 have been selected (see above the full list). We would like to point out for the category Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award) The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay (Titan Books) and The Way of the Worm, by Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing), and also All the Fabulous Beasts, by Priya Sharma (Best Collection) and Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5, edited by Robert Shearman & Michael Kelly (Best Anthology), both for Undertow Publications.

The Winners will be announced on 20th October 2019, at FantasyCon in Glasgow, Scotland. Tickets and further information can be found on www.fantasycon.org

Premio Locus: annunciati i vincitori


Proclamati i vincitori dei Locus Awards, il premio assegnato dalla prestigiosa rivista Focus in base alle segnalazione dei lettori.

Sul versante horror continua a fare incetta di premi Paul Tremblay, che vince con il romanzo The Cabin at the End of the World, già vincitore dello Stoker.

Tra gli altri vincitori il romanzo The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel, di Mary Robinette Kowal, già premio Nebula, e la raccolta How Long ‘til Black Future Month? di N.K. Jemsin, di cui in Italia è stato di recente pubblicato il romanzo La quinta stagione.

Qui l’elenco completo dei vincitori.

The winners of the Locus Awards 2019 have been announced. On the horror side, one more victory for Paul Tremblay with the novel The Cabin at the End of the World, winner also of the Stoker Award. We would like to point out also The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel, by Mary Robinette Kowal, winner of Nebula Award, and the collection How Long ‘til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemsin, recently published in Italy with the novel La quinta stagione. Here the full list of the winners.

I vincitori degli Stoker Awards 2018

I vincitori dei Bram Stoker Awards 2018, organizzati dalla Horror Writers Association, sono stati annunciati sabato 11 maggio durante l’annuale StokerCon in Michigan, USA, per le migliori opere horror in varie categorie.

Qui sotto la lista completa dei vincitori per categoria.

Superior Achievement in a Novel
Vincitore: Paul Tremblay – The Cabin at the End of the World (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Vincitore: Gwendolyn Kiste – The Rust Maidens (Trepidatio Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Vincitore: Kiersten White – The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Delacorte Press)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Vincitore: Victor LaValle – Victor LaValle’s Destroyer (BOOM! Studios)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Vincitore: Rena Mason – “The Devil’s Throat” (Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror)(Adrenaline Press)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Vincitore: Jess Landry – “Mutter” (Fantastic Tales of Terror) (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Vincitore: Eric J. Guignard – That Which Grows Wild (Cemetery Dance Publications)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
Vincitore: Meredith Averill – The Haunting of Hill House: The Bent-Neck Lady, Episode 01:05 (Amblin Television, FlanaganFilm, Paramount Television)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Vincitore: Ellen Datlow – The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea (Night Shade Books)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
Vincitore: Joe Mynhardt e Eugene Johnson – It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life(Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Poetry
Vincitore: Sara Tantlinger – The Devil’s Dreamland (Strangehouse Books)

The winners of the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards, run by the Horror Writers Association, were announced on Saturday May 11th at the 4th annual StokerCon™ in Michigan, honouring the year’s best horror across a range of categories. Above you can find all of the winners.

Annunciati i finalisti degli Shirley Jackson Awards 2018

Annunciati i finalisti per gli Shirley Jackson Awards 2018, per le migliori opere di letteratura horror, dark e suspence psicologico.

I vincitori saranno presentati durante la Readercon 30 che si terrà il 14 luglio a Quincy, MA (USA).

Qui di seguito la lista completa dei finalisti per categoria.

Novel

  • In the Night Wood, Dale Bailey (John Joseph Adams)
  • Social Creature, Tara Isabella Burton (Double Day)
  • We Sold Our Souls, Grady Hendrix (Quirk)
  • Everything Under, Daisy Johnson (Jonathan Cape)
  • Little Eve, Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Novella

  • The Only Harmless Great Thing, Brooke Bolander (Tor.com Publishing)
  • The Taiga Syndrome, Cristina Rivera Garza (Dorothy)
  • The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky, John Hornor Jacobs (HarperCollins)
  • Judderman, D.A. Northwood (Dead Ink)
  • The Atrocities, Jeremy C. Shipp (Tor.com Publishing)

Novelette

  • “Adriftica”, Maria Dahvana Headley (Robots vs Fairies)
  • Help the Witch, Tom Cox (Unbound)
  • “The Black Sea”, Chris Mason (Beneath the Waves: Tales from the Deep)
  • Ghostographs: An Album, Maria Romasco Moore (Rose Metal)
  • “Blood and Smoke, Vinegar and Ashes”, D.P. Watt (The Silent Garden)

Short Fiction

  • “Hell”, David Hansen (Fairy Tale Review 3/18)
  • “Back Seat”, Bracken MacLeod (Lost Highways)
  • “The Astronaut”, Christina Wood Martinez (Granta Winter ’18)
  • “The Woman Dies”, Aoko Matsuda (Granta Summer ’18)
  • “How to be a Horror Writer”, Tim Waggoner (Vastarien Summer ’18)

Single-Author Collection

  • Drawn Up from Deep Places, Gemma Files (Trepidatio)
  • The Human Alchemy, Michael Griffin (Word Horde)
  • Quartier Perdu, Sean O’Brien (Comma)
  • All the Fabulous Beasts, Priya Sharma (Undertow)
  • Garden of Eldritch Delights, Lucy A. Snyder (Raw Dog Screaming)

Edited Anthology

  • Chiral Mad 4: An Anthology of Collaborations, Michael Bailey & Lucy A. Snyder, eds. (Written Backwards)
  • This Dreaming Isle, Dan Coxon, ed. (Unsung Stories)
  • Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder, Lincoln Michel & Nadxieli Nieto, eds. (Black Balloon)
  • Robots vs Fairies, Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds. (Saga)
  • The Silent Garden: A Journal of Esoteric Fabulism, The Silent Garden Collective, ed. (Undertow)

Here above the nominees for the Shirley Jackson Awards 2018, for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction. The awards will be presented July 14, 2019 at Readercon 30 at the Quincy Marriott in Quincy MA.