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Winners Announced for the Shirley Jackson Awards
 
Date: 17 July 2011 /

In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson's writing, and with permission of the author's estate, The Shirley Jackson Awards, Inc. has been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.

The Shirley Jackson Awards are voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics, with input from a Board of Advisors. The awards are given for the best work published in the preceding calendar year in the following categories: Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, SIngle-Author Collection, and Edited Anthology.

The 2010 Shirley Jackson Awards were presented on Sunday, July 17th, 2011, at Readercon 22, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, Massachusetts. Victor LaValle, winner of the 2009 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel, acted as host.

NOVEL

WINNER:

Mr. Shivers, Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)

Finalists:

  • Dark Matter, Michelle Paver (Orion)
  • A Dark Matter, Peter Straub (Doubleday)
  • Feed, Mira Grant (Orbit)
  • The Reapers Are the Angels, Alden Bell (Holt)
  • The Silent Land, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)

 

NOVELLA

WINNER:

“Mysterium Tremendum”, Laird Barron (Occultation, Night Shade)

Finalists:

  • The Broken Man, Michael Byers (PS Publishing)
  • Chasing the Dragon, Nicholas Kaufmann, (Chizine Publications)
  • One Bloody Thing After Another, Joey Comeau (ECW Press)
  • Subtle Bodies, Peter Dubé (Lethe Press)
  • The Thief of Broken Toys, Tim Lebbon (Chizine Publications)

 

NOVELETTE

WINNER:

Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains,” Neil Gaiman (Stories: All New Tales, William Morrow)

Finalists:

  • “--30--,” Laird Barron (Occultation, Night Shade)
  • “The Broadsword,” Laird Barron, (Black Wings, PS Publishing)
  • “Holderhaven,” Richard Butner, (Crimewave 11: Ghosts)
  • “The Redfield Girls,” Laird Barron (Haunted Legends, Tor)

 

SHORT STORY

WINNER:

“The Things,” Peter Watts (Clarkesworld, Issue 40)

Finalists:

  • “As Red as Red,” by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Haunted Legends, Tor)
  • “Booth’s Ghost,” Karen Joy Fowler (What I Didn’t See, Small Beer Press)
  • “Six Six Six,” Laird Barron (Occultation, Night Shade)
  • “The Foxes,” Lily Hoang (Haunted Legends, Tor)

 

SINGLE-AUTHOR COLLECTION

WINNER:

Occultation, Laird Barron (Night Shade)

Finalists:

  • The Ones That Got Away, Stephen Graham Jones (Prime Books)
  • The Third Bear, Jeff VanderMeer (Tachyon)
  • What I Didn’t See, Karen Joy Fowler (Small Beer Press)
  • What Will Come After, Scott Edelman (PS Publishing)

EDITED ANTHOLOGY

WINNER:

Stories: All New Tales, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio (William Morrow)

Finalists:

  • Black Wings: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, edited by S. T. Joshi (PS Publications)
  • Haunted Legends, edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas (Tor)
  • My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales, edited by Kate Bernheimer (Penguin)
  • Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery, edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders (Eos)

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