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)