Amazingly great news – The Beauty has been shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Awards. It’s a particularly big deal because Shirley Jackson is one of those writers who has meant a lot to me since I started reading dark fantasy and horror, and came across The Lottery. Only recently I discovered a novel of hers entitled Hangsaman and found it as compelling and strange and moving as only her writing can be. So I’ve been reading her work for decades.
The winners will be announced at Readercon on Sunday 12th July. Here’s a look at all the nominees, which is a bit awe-inspiring. What great company to be in.