'Red Gloves' Nominated For Shirley Jackson Award

Christopher Fowler
Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) wrote such classic novels as 'The Haunting of Hill House' and 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle', as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, 'The Lottery'. Her work continues to be a major influence on writers of every kind of fiction, from the most traditional genre offerings to the most innovative literary work. The Shirley Jackson Awards will be presented on Sunday, July 15th at Readercon 23 in Burlington, Massachusetts. 'Red Gloves', my collection of 25 new stories to celebrate 25 years in writing, has been nominated in the 'Best Single Author Anthology' section. That's the good news. The bad news is that I'm up against: After the Apocalypse: Stories, Maureen F. McHugh (Small Beer Press) The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares, Joyce Carol Oates (Mysterious Press) Engines of Desire: Tales of Love & Other Horrors, Livia Llewellyn (Lethe Press) The Janus Tree, Glen Hirshberg (Subterranean Press) What Wolves Know, Kit Reed (PS Publishing)
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Dan Terrell (not verified) Mon, 23/04/2012 - 12:18

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Since your present column follows Stakly's post of several columns back, how does he do it? He did it recently with the Bram Stoker awards, too. Is he in the publishing business, has you bugged or has a server farm set for: Fowler, Christopher + London + Anything at all + Notify Immediately.
Red Gloves is the best, or way up there, among your collections. After book one, I slowed down my reading as it was too good not to walk through rather than race. In fact, I've bought four more previous collections to read until the next B & M book.

J F Norris (not verified) Mon, 23/04/2012 - 16:04

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Some really fine storytelling in RED GLOVES. I'll be rooting for you.

Bob Low (not verified) Mon, 23/04/2012 - 19:47

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You're in very fine, and entirely appropriate, company Mr. Fowler. Well desreved, and good luck.

Bob Low (not verified) Mon, 23/04/2012 - 19:58

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Whoops, that should be ''deserved-it's been a long, hard Monday!

J. Folgard (not verified) Tue, 24/04/2012 - 07:41

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What the others said -you're perfectly at home among the other nominees, whose short fiction I often enjoy, too. So here's to you, cheers!