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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shirley Jackson Awards

The Shirley Jackson Awards are given annually "for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic." Click here for the ballot.

Here is a link to a prettier version of the novel and novella nominees from Early Word.

For the record, the novels and stories of Shirley Jackson are still worth reading. Most public libraries at least have copies of The Haunting of Hill House and the story "The Lottery" on their shelves, despite their mid-20th century copyright dates. Both are as frightening and unnerving as any of the titles up for her award this year.

Another reminder to never forget the back list of titles always available at your local library.

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