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Todas Las Bestias Fabulosas Interview

I was delighted to be a guest on Noviembre Nocturno‘s podcast for the launch of the Spanish edition of “All The Fabulous Beasts”.

Chris Miguel and Laura Martín Rivera of publisher Pulpture Ediciones were there. Sofia Barker, who translated the book, acted as translator. Noviembre Nocturno’s lovely host was Alberto Martinez ( who is a screnwriter, narrator and sound editor).

My thanks to them all for their hard week in making the event work. You can listen here:

https://tinyurl.com/7nkpcjz4

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Todas Las Bestias Fabulosas: Digital Launch

The Spanish edition of “All The Fabulous Beasts” has its digital launch on Saturday 26th June at 5pm in Spain (4pm UK time).

My thanks to Chris Miguel, editor at publisher Pulpture Ediciones, and to Sofia Barker who translated the book and will act an intepreter for me.

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Todas Las Bestias Fabulosas

“All the Fabulous Beasts” is out in Spain.

You can order it from Pulpture Ediciones.

My thanks to the team at Pulpture and translator Sofia Barker for working in this during a very difficult year xxx

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Spanish Translation of All The Fabulous Beasts

I am delighted that Pulpture Ediciones will soon release the Spanish edition of my collection, “All The Fabulous Beasts”, which was first published by Undertow Publications in 2018.

Pulpture Ediciones is a Madrid based independent publishing house run by Jorge Plana and Christina Miguel.

“All The Fabulous Beasts” was translated to Spanish by Sofia Barker.

Pulture Ediciones have previouly republished one of my short stories, “Fabulous Beasts”, in a mini-anthology called “Dos Pieles” (Two Skins).

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BBC Culture Article: The Most Overlooked Recent Novels

In Cameron Laux’s article for BBC Culture  eight acclaimed authors reveal their favourite hidden gems outside the literary canon.

Sometimes we need to nudge our reading off the beaten track – and this list aims to do that. All of the books here mess with, or transcend, the idea of genre in impressive ways – arguably to their cost, because if marketing departments can’t get a firm grip on them, they fall through the cracks of a book-selling system that often hinges on pigeon-holing. These titles are idiosyncratic – and, it could be said, underrated – and their authors have each picked a book or two that they regard as overlooked masterpieces. It’s time to find some hidden gems beyond the literary canon. – Cameron Laux

Laux’s writers include Jeff VanderMeer, Esi Edugyan, Max Porter, Helen DeWitt, Brian Catling, Marlon James , Steven Erikson, and Tade Thompson. I am thrilled that “All the Fabulous Beasts” has been recommended by Tade, author of “The Murders of Molly Southbourne” and the Arthur C. Clarke Award winning “Rosewater”.

Buy Tade Thompson’s work from Amazon UK, Amazon US, and Waterstones.

Buy “All the Fabulous Beasts” direct from Undertow Publications. Also available from Amazon UK, Amazon US, and Waterstones.

 

 

 

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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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