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The Shirley Jackson Award Winners

Things move so fast these days that this is probably old news already, but the 2009 Shirley Jackson Award winners were presented at Readercon this past weekend. Here are the results:

NOVEL
Winner: Big Machine, Victor LaValle (Speigel & Grau)

Finalists:
Last Days, Brian Evenson (Underland Press)
The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters (Riverhead)
The Owl Killers, Karen Maitland (Delacorte Press)
The Red Tree, Caitlin R. Kiernan (Roc)
White is for Witching, Helen Oyeyemi (Nan A. Talese)

NOVELLA
Winner: Midnight Picnic, Nick Antosca (Word Riot Press)

Finalists:
The Language of Dying, Sarah Pinborough, (PS Publishing)
“Sea-Hearts,” Margo Lanagan (X6, coeur de lion)
Shrike, Quentin S. Crisp (PS Publishing)
Vardøger, Stephen Volk (Gray Friar Press)
The Witnesses are Gone, Joel Lane (PS Publishing)

NOVELETTE
Winner: “Morality,” Stephen King (Esquire)

Finalists:
“Catch Hell,” Laird Barron (Lovecraft Unbound, Dark Horse)
“Each Thing I Show You Is a Piece of My Death,” Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer (Clockwork Phoenix 2, Norilana Books)
“Lonegan’s Luck,” Stephen Graham Jones (New Genre 6)
The Night Cache, Andy Duncan (PS Publishing)

SHORT STORY
Winner: “The Pelican Bar,” Karen Joy Fowler (Eclipse 3, Night Shade)

Finalists:
“The Crevasse,” by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud (Lovecraft Unbound, Dark Horse)
“Faces,” Aimee Bender (The Paris Review, Issue 191, Winter 2009)
“The Jacaranda Smile,” Gemma Files (Apparitions, Undertow Publications)
“Procedure in Plain Air,” Jonathan Lethem (The New Yorker, April 5, 2010)
“Strappado,” Laird Barron (Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Solaris)

SINGLE-AUTHOR COLLECTION
Winners (Two Winners): Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, Kevin Wilson (Harper Perennial) & Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, Robert Shearman (Big Finish Productions)

Finalists:
Everland and Other Stories, Paul Witcover (PS Publishing)
Fugue State, Brian Evenson (Coffee House Press)
There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya (Penguin)
Zoo, Otsuichi (Haikasoru/VIZ Media)

EDITED ANTHOLOGY
Winner: Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Ellen Datlow (Solaris)

Finalists:
Apparitions, edited by Michael Kelly (Undertow Publications)
British Invasion, edited by Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon, and James A. Moore (Cemetery Dance)
Exotic Gothic 3: Strange Visitations, edited by Danel Olson (Ash Tree Press)
Lovecraft Unbound, edited by Ellen Datlow (Dark Horse)

Hearty congratulations to my friends Victor and Ellen, and to all the winners! I'm a huge fan of this relatively new award for "outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic," and I'm so happy to see it's still going strong. Here's looking forward to next year's crop!
Tags: awards, books, horror
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