November 1st, 2008

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IHG AWARDS

 To my utter amazement, I awoke this morning to learn I had won two IHG awards in this, the awards' final year--my awards were for longform fiction. my short novel, Softspoken, and for collection, Dagger Key.  Congrats to all the winners.  Here is the complete list:

FINAL IHG AWARDS ANNOUNCED

 

The International Horror Guild Awards for works from 2007 were announced Friday, October 31. PETER STRAUB, named earlier as the year’s LIVING LEGEND, was honored in an essay. (http://hororaward.org/peter_straub.html or download as a document: http://hororaward.org/peter_straub.doc.)

 

The INTERNATIONAL HORROR GUILD AWARDS for WORKS from 2007

 

NOVEL

The Terror. Dan Simmons (Little, Brown & Company)

 

FICTION COLLECTION

Dagger Key and Other Stories. Lucius Shepard (PS Publishing)

 

LONG FICTION

Softspoken. Lucius Shepard (Night Shade Books)

 

MID-LENGTH FICTION

"Closet Dreams". Lisa Tuttle (Postscripts 10: PS Publishing)

 

SHORT FICTION

"Honey in the Wound". Nancy Etchemendy (The Restless Dead: Candlewick Press)

 

ANTHOLOGY

Inferno. Ellen Datlow, editor (Tor)

 

NON-FICTION

Mario Bava: All the Colors of Dark. Tim Lucas (Video Watchdog)

 

PERIODICAL

Postscripts. Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers, editors (PS Publishing)

 

ILLUSTRATED NARRATIVE

The Nightmare Factory. Thomas Ligotti (creator/writer), Joe Harris & Stuart Moore (writers), Ben Templesmith, Michael Gaydos, Colleen Doran & Ted McKeever

 

ART

Elizabeth McGrath for "The Incurable Disorder", Billy Shire Fine Arts, December 2007

 

About The IHG Awards

 

The International Horror Guild Awards recognized outstanding achievements in the field of Horror and Dark Fantasy. Nominations are derived from recommendations made by the public and the judges knowledge of the field.

 

The IHG Living Legend Award is determined solely by the judges. Living Legends are individuals who have made meritorious and notable contributions and/or have substantially influenced the field of horror/dark fantasy. Previous recipients are Ramsey Campbell, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Gahan Wilson, Stephen King, Richard Bleiler, Charles L. Grant, William F. Nolan, Alice Cooper, Ray Bradbury, Clive Barker, Hugh B. Cave, Edward W. Bryant, Richard Matheson, and Harlan Ellison.

 

Edward Bryant, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Ann Kennedy Vandermeer, and Hank Wagner adjudicated for the final award year of 2007. William Sheehan and Fiona Webster have also served as judges. Paula Guran administered the award beginning in 1996. The awards were overseen by a non-profit corporation, The Mirabundus Project, Inc._