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Dos Pieles and Other News

I am superexcited to be included be in Two Skins (Dos Pieles), a collection curated and tranlsated by Sofia Barker for Spanish publisher, Pulpture Ediciones. Their aim is to champion women speculative fiction writers and this anthology that includes two short stories and two novelettes, all loosely connected around the theme of shapeshifters and monstrosity.

Me emociona muchísimo formar parte de «Dos Pieles», una colección seleccionada y traducida por Sofía Barker para la editorial española Pulpture Ediciones. Su objetivo es impulsar el trabajo de las escritoras de ficción especulativa y esta antología incluye dos historias cortas y dos novelettes, todas conectadas en líneas generales por el tema de las cambiaformas y la monstruosidad.

Unboxing by editor and hand model Cris Miguel/ Unboxing por la editora y modelo de manos Cris Miguel.

Contents/Índice:

Recoveries by Susan Palwick
Chesirah by LD Lewis
The Pull of the Heard by Suzan Palumbo
Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma

“Fabulous Beasts” originally appeared on Tor.com and was edited by Ellen Datlow.

“Bestias Fabulosas” apareció orginalmente en Tor.com, editado por Ellen Datlow.

The first book of this series is Water in the Lungs (Agua en los Pulmones) and includes work by Lucy Taylor, Kelly Robson and Ruthanna Emrys.

El primer libro de esta serie es Agua en los Pulmones, que incluye textos escritos por Lucy Taylor, Kelly Robson y Ruthanna Emrys.

Pulpture Ediciones is the  brainchild of Jorge Plana and Cris Miguel. Based in Madrid, it specialises in bringing SFF to Spain.

Pulpture Ediciones es la creación de Jorge Plana y Cris Miguel. Con base en Madrid, está especializada en traer literatura fantástica a España.

Mark and I were fortunate enough to travel to Madrid last year and meet the team who were a very fabulous bunch. They are currently working on a Spanish translation of “All the Fabulous Beasts”, my collection released in 2017 by Undertow Publications (edited by Michael Kelly). I owe them all huge thanks for their hard work and hospitality.

Mark y yo tuvimos la fortuna de viajar a Madrid el año pasado y conocer al equipo, un grupo estupendo. En este momento están trabajando en la traducción al español de «All the Fabulous Beasts» (Todas Las Bestias Fabulosas), la colección que publicó en 2017 Undertow Publications (editado por Michael Kelly) . Les doy las gracias por su trabajo y su amabilidad.

L-R: Miguel Garrido de Vega, Mark Greenwood, Alberto Berhon Garcia, Sofia Barker, me, Jorge Plana

 

 

 

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Diabolique

I am delighted to be featured on the Diabolique website, alongside my friends and fellow Undertow Publication authors, Georgina Bruce and Laura Mauro. We discuss writing, genre, influences, Cate Gardner, and politics.

You can read the entire thing at In the House of Wounds Fabulous Beasts Sing Their Sadness Deep…

The post was courtesy of Neil Snowdon, so my thanks to him for his kindness and support for our work. Neil Snowdon is the founder and Commissioning Editor of Electric Dreamhouse Press, Series Editor of the Midnight Movie Monograph line, and Editor of We Are The Martians: The Legacy Of Nigel Kneale. His writing has appeared in the pages of Video Watchdog, Rue Morgue, and Fear magazine, and online at The Digital Fix. He is currently at work editing Cine Fantome: The Electric Dreamhouse Book Of Imaginary Film, a new collection of film writing about films that don’t exist – but should – written as if they do, due for release later this year.

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British Fantasy Awards 2019

The British Fantasy Society announced the winners for the 2019 British Fantasy Awards on October 20, 2019 during FantasyCon 2019 at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland.

I love British Fantasy Con – it’s one of the highlights of my year. I loved seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.

I was delighted just to be nominated alongside the other writers in the Best Collection category. I’ve read many of the books in the group and can thoroughly recommend them. Rosanne Rabinowitz’ work is humane and brave, leaping from the future to past seamlessly. Thana Niveau’s pure love and knowledge of the horror genre sings off the page. Marian Womack writes a salutory collection for our times of climate change. I look forward N.K. Jemisin’s and Catherynne M. Valente’s collections, both of which have garnered high praise.

I owe lots of thanks for the collection. The British Fantasy Society, the jurors, and the voters. To Mike Kelly, Carolyn MacDonnell-Kelly and Courtney Kelly of Undertow Press. Mike believed in this book when I didn’t. To Jeffrey Alan Love and C7 Shiina for allowing us to use their beautiful artwork, and to Vince Haig (who is good at everything) for his cover design. Ellen Datlow, who has been so important to me as a reader and a writer. To Paula Guran, always. To TTA Press and Tor.com. To everyone who has ever published me, in fact. To my family. And Mark Greenwod, my partner.

And the genre writing community, where I have made friends and felt at home. Thanks you.

 

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

Best Novella

Best Short Story

  • WINNER: “Down Where Sound Comes Blunt”, G.V. Anderson (F&SF 3-4/18)
  • “Telling Stories”, Ruth E.J. Booth (The Dark 12/18)
  • “Her Blood the Apples, Her Bones the Trees”, Georgina Bruce (The Silent Garden)
  • “In the Gallery of Silent Screams”, Carole Johnstone & Chris Kelso (Black Static 9-10/18)
  • “A Son of the Sea”, Priya Sharma (All the Fabulous Beasts)
  • “Thumbsucker”, Robert Shearman (New Fears 2)

Best Collection

Best Anthology

Best Independent Press

  • WINNER: Unsung Stories
  • Fox Spirit
  • Luna
  • NewCon

Best Non-Fiction

  • WINNER: Noise and Sparks, Ruth EJ Booth (Shoreline of Infinity)

Best Magazine / Periodical

  • WINNER: Uncanny
  • Black Static
  • Ginger Nuts of Horror
  • Interzone
  • Shoreline of Infinity

Best Artist

  • WINNER: Vince Haig
  • David Rix
  • Daniele Serra
  • Sophie E Tallis

Best Comic / Graphic Novel

Best Audio

  • WINNER: Breaking the Glass Slipper Podcast
  • Bedtime Stories for the End of the World Podcast
  • Blood on Satan’s Claw, Mark Morris (Bafflegab)
  • PodCastle
  • PsuedoPod

Best Film / Television Production

  • WINNER: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Annihilation
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • The Haunting of Hill House
  • Inside No. 9, series 4

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award)

Ian Whates received the Karl Edward Wagner Award, a “special award for contribution to genre.”

Winners were chosen by jury, except for the Karl Edward Wagner Award, which was chosen by the BFS committee.

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More2Read Interview

Ormeshadow by Priya SharmaThanks to Lou Pendergrast of More2Read for interviewing me about my collection, “All the Fabulous Beasts” and soon-to-be-released novella, “Ormeshadow”, as well as Toni Morrison, Angela Carter, and my favourite small presses.

You can read it here.

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typicalbooks #54

 

Thanks to Lydia Peever, horror author and journalist from Ontario, Canada, for reviewing my collection on typicalbooks, her YouTube channel.

Lydia’s short stories have appeared in Postscripts To Darkness, Dark Moon Digest, For When The Veil Drops, Memento Mori, her small collection, Pray Lied Eve and it’s sequel Pray Lied Eve 2. The follow up to her first novel Nightface has also been written.

 

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British Fantasy Awards 2019 Shortlist

I am thrilled to be both in the short story and Best Collection category alongside writers whose work I read and admire but I am MORE thrilled to see so many friends and people I know from British Fantasy Con in the shortlist.

The winners will be announced at the annual British Fantasy Awards Banquet and Ceremony, this year to be held on Sunday 20th October, at FantasyCon in the Golden Jubilee Convention Centre, Glasgow.

And WOW, I don’t envy the jury of the Best Horror Novel category!
Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
Jurors: Sarah Carter, Shona Kinsella, Devin Martin, Pauline Morgan, Andrew White

  • 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)
Jurors: Charlotte Bond, Emeline Morin, Gareth Spark, Mark West, Zoe Wible

  • 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)
Jurors: Colleen Anderson, Rosie Claverton, Lee Fletcher, D Franklin, Peter Sutton

  • 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
Jurors: Ruth EJ Booth, Elloise Hopkins, Stewart Hotston, Steve Howarth, Laura Mauro

  • 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
Jurors: Donna Bond, Amy Brennan, Andrew Hook, Richard Webb, Mairi White

  • Down Where Sound Comes Blunt, by GV Anderson (F&SFMarch/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
Jurors: Roz Clarke, Ian Hunter, Susan Oke, Steve J Shaw, Joni Walker

  • 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
Jurors: Ben Appleby-Dean, Amy Chevis-Bruce, Marc Gascoigne, Laura Newsholme, Chloë Yates

  • 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
Jurors: Laura Carroll, Megan Graieg, Katherine Inskip, Kev McVeigh, Graeme K Talboys

  • 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)
  • Noises and Sparks, by Ruth EJ Booth (Shoreline of Infinity)

Best Independent Press
Jurors: Helen Armfield, Andrew Freudenberg, Daniel Godfrey, Elaine Hillson, Georgina Kamsika

  • Fox Spirit Books
  • Luna Press Publishing
  • NewCon Press
  • Unsung Stories

Best Magazine / Periodical
Jurors: Jenny Barber, Peter Blanchard, Theresa Derwin, James T Harding, Rym Kechacha

  • Black Static
  • Gingernuts of Horror
  • Interzone
  • Shoreline of Infinity
  • Uncanny Magazine

Best Audio
Jurors: Alicia Fitton, Thomas Moules, Susie Pritchard-Casey, Abigail Shaw, Neil Williamson

  • 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)
  • PseudoPod (pseudopod.org)

Best Comic / Graphic Novel
Jurors: Kate Barton, Emily Hayes, Steven Poore, Alasdair Stuart, Kiwi Tokoeka

  • 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
Jurors: Astra Crompton, Alexandra Gushurst-Moore, Kaia Lichtarska, Catherine Sullivan, Paul Yates

  • Vince Haig
  • David Rix
  • Daniele Serra
  • Sophie E Tallis

Best Film / Television Production
Jurors: Rebecca Davis, Pat Hawkes-Reed, Rachelle Hunt, Robert S Malan, Sammy Smith

  • 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
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2018 Shirley Jackson Awards

My huge congratulations to ALL the winners and nominees of the 2018 Shirley Jackson Awards. The awards — for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction — were presented on 14th July 2019 at Readercon 30 Quincy MA, USA.

I feel very honoured to have been listed alongside Gemma Files, Michael Griffin, Lucy A. Snyder, and Sean O’Brien in the Single Author Short fiction Collection group. And I also can’t believe that I’ve won. Is this real? Will someone announce they’ve made a mistake?? (If so it’s too late, you can’t take it back).

Novel

WINNER: Little Eve, Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

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)

Novella

WINNER: The Taiga Syndrome, Cristina Rivera Garza (Dorothy)

The Only Harmless Great Thing, Brooke Bolander (Tor.com Publishing)
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

WINNER: Help the Witch, Tom Cox (Unbound)

“Adriftica”, Maria Dahvana Headley (Robots vs Fairies)
“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

WINNER: “The Astronaut”, Christina Wood Martinez (Granta Winter ’18)

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

Single-Author Collection

WINNER: All the Fabulous Beasts, Priya Sharma (Undertow)

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

Edited Anthology

WINNER: Robots vs Fairies, Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds. (Saga)
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)
The Silent Garden: A Journal of Esoteric Fabulism, The Silent Garden Collective, ed. (Undertow)

Thank you to all  the WONDERFUL people in the writing community who have sent messages

This was my speech:

My huge thanks to everyone at the Shirley Jackson Awards- the Board of Directors, the Members of the Advisory Board, and the Jurors, for this tremendous honour.
I owe a massive thanks to Undertow Publications- to Mike Kelly for his encouragement and editor’s eye, and to Carolyn McDonnell-Kelly and Courtney Kelly. Also to Jeffrey Alan Love and C7 – Shiina for the use of their beautiful artwork and the multi-talented Vince Haig for his cover design.
I’m still amazed that I’ve had the chance to work with the tremendous Ellen Datlow, who has been a huge part of my life as a reader as well as a writer. Thank you so much, Ellen. Thanks also to the warm and wise Paula Guran. I am grateful to the publications who have supported my work, such as TTA Press, Albedo One, Nightmare, The Dark and Tor.com.
Thanks to my parents and brother, who filled my life with stories. And to my partner, Mark Greenwood, who is first, last and always.
Finally, thank you to the genre writing community, who never fail to astonish me with their generosity and kindness. You are all fabulous beasts.

 

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Locus Award Winners

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Locus Awards during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 29, 2019. My HUGE congratulations to the winners! I feel very privileged to have made it to the shortlist longside some amazing pieces of work.

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL: The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)

FANTASY NOVEL: Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey; Macmillan)

HORROR NOVEL: The Cabin at the End of the World, Paul Tremblay (Morrow; Titan UK)

YA NOVEL: Dread Nation, Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray)

FIRST NOVEL: Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga)

NOVELLA: Artificial Condition, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELETTE: The Only Harmless Great Thing, Brooke Bolander (Tor.com Publishing)

SHORT STORY: “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington“, Phenderson Djèlí Clark (Fireside 2/18)

ANTHOLOGY: The Book of Magic, Gardner Dozois, ed. (Bantam; Harper Voyager UK)

COLLECTION: How Long ’til Black Future Month?, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

MAGAZINE: Tor.com

PUBLISHER: Tor.com

EDITOR: Gardner Dozois

ARTIST: Charles Vess

NON-FICTION: Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing, Ursula K. Le Guin & David Naimon (Tin House)

ART BOOK: Charles Vess, The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition, Ursula K. Le Guin (Saga)

SPECIAL AWARD 2019- COMMUNITY OUTREACH & DEVELOPMENT:  Mary Anne Mohanraj

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Locus Award Finalist

This still feels very surreal.

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

FANTASY NOVEL

HORROR NOVEL

YOUNG ADULT BOOK

FIRST NOVEL

NOVELLA

NOVELETTE

SHORT STORY

ANTHOLOGY

COLLECTION

MAGAZINE

  • Analog
  • Asimov’s
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Clarkesworld
  • F&SF
  • Fireside
  • Lightspeed
  • Strange Horizons
  • Tor.com
  • Uncanny

PUBLISHER

  • Angry Robot
  • Baen
  • DAW
  • Gollancz
  • Orbit
  • Saga
  • Small Beer
  • Subterranean
  • Tachyon
  • Tor

EDITOR

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • C.C. Finlay
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
  • Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
  • Sheila Williams
  • Navah Wolfe

ARTIST

  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Leo & Diane Dillon
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Victo Ngai
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan
  • Charles Vess
  • Michael Whelan

NON-FICTION

ART BOOK

 

https://locusmag.com/2019/05/2019-locus-awards-finalists/

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