Pleased to announce that for the third year running, one of my horror novels has made the shortlist for the British Fantasy Society Best Novel Award. LAST DAYS has been shortlisted for the AUGUST DERLETH AWARD FOR BEST HORROR NOVEL (an award created in 2012 when Fantasy and Horror were split asunder, and the judging moved to panel as opposed to member votes. This is the award THE RITUAL won last year at the Fantasycon 2012 awards in Brighton, UK.
It’s a really tough shortlist this year for Best Horror; I have read three of the books on here and they are all terrific. The last I will have read by the time of the awards. Nonetheless, it’s always good to be in with a shout.
Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)
The Drowning Girl, Caitlin R. Kiernan (Roc)
The Kind Folk, Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing)
Last Days, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)
Silent Voices, Gary McMahon (Solaris)
Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz) All of the nominees across all of the shortlists can be checked out at the BFS homepage:http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/news/british-fantasy-awards-2013-the-nominees/