The United Kingdom-based website and publisher This Is Horror announced This Is Horror Awards 2017 winners on their website April 19.
Go directly to the list on This Is Horror’s website by clicking here.
I appreciate awards lists like this one because they typically introduce me as a reader to new fiction to add to my ever-growing to-be-read pile. As a writer, I get to see the names of publishers, editors, and podcasts that garner the respect and admiration of the horror community.
The Novel of the Year is I WISH I WAS LIKE YOU by S.P. Miskowski. This one is already on my to-be-read pile because it was also nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. With one of the best opening lines I’ve read, I WISH I WAS LIKE YOU is about a woman trying to solve her own murder.
The runner-up novel, IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN by Andy Davidson, is another interesting horror find set in dusty West Texas. This one is again already on my to-be-read pile because it was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in the First Novel category. Reading the prologue, I was immediately struck by the immense talent of the author Davidson. Beautifully dark and descriptive.
Anyway, here’s the list of winners and runners-up in the eight categories. I linked the titles to either their Amazon page or their websites.
NOVEL OF THE YEAR
- Winner: I WISH I WAS LIKE YOU by S.P. Miskowski.
- Runner-up: IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN by Andy Davidson
NOVELLA OF THE YEAR
- Winner: MAPPING THE INTERIOR by Stephen Graham Jones
- Runner-up: AGENTS OF DREAMLAND by Caitlin R. Kiernan
SHORT STORY COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
- Winner: BEHOLD THE VOID by Philip Fracassi
- Runner-up: EVERYTHING THAT’S UNDERNEATH by Kristi DeMeester
ANTHOLOGY OF THE YEAR
- Winner: LOOMING LOW: VOLUME 1, edited by Justin Steele and Sam Cowan
- Runner-up: BLACK FEATHERS: DARK AVIAN TALES, edited by Ellen Datlow
FICTION MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
FICTION PODCAST OF THE YEAR
NONFICTION PODCAST OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up.
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