UK James Herbert Award for Horror Writing shortlist announced

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UK James Herbert Award for Horror Writing shortlist announced

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1wifilibrarian
helmikuu 1, 2015, 7:58 pm

The shortlist for the James Herbert award for horror writing in UK and Ireland has been announced.

The Girl with All the Gifts, M.R. Carey (Orbit)
Troop, Nick Cutter (Headline)
Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
The Loney, Andrew Michael Hurley (Tartarus)
Bird Box, Josh Malerman (Voyager)
An English Ghost Story, Kim Newman (Titan)

I'm surprised there's a shortlist for an award anywhere that has several books I've read on it, so I'll be checking out the others.

Do you agree with the shortlist? Who do you think/hope will win?

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/01/announcing-the-shortlist-for-the-first-annual-j...

2saraslibrary
helmikuu 3, 2015, 3:45 pm

Thanks for the link and everything. :) I haven't read any of the books, but I'll definitely look for them now. Who do you think will win?

3wifilibrarian
helmikuu 3, 2015, 7:13 pm

>2 saraslibrary: thanks! Hard to say of the three I've read which is best, each has merits and flaws. Bird box stayed with me the longest, very creepy premise. Great debut. I know M R Carey has written other things under different names, but it was his first book I read and it was a great entry in the zombie genre.

Troop is a bit too horrific for me, the body horror puts me off and I've put it down for now. It's well written though.

4saraslibrary
helmikuu 3, 2015, 9:37 pm

>3 wifilibrarian: Well, hopefully, one of those three will win. :) Is it just for UK/Irish writers? I'm not familiar with them.

5wifilibrarian
helmikuu 4, 2015, 2:43 pm

>4 saraslibrary: From what I read it's meant to be for UK Irish writers but maybe just books published there? Nick Cutter is pen name of a Canadian writer and the book is set in Canada. The two I've read were nominees in goodread's choice award.
https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-horror-books-2014

6saraslibrary
helmikuu 4, 2015, 4:19 pm

>5 wifilibrarian: I guess that would make sense, especially if it's James Herbert award. I used to have an account on GoodReads, but I never kept up with it, because I had too many books. *shrugs* GR definitely has some great lists, though, so thanks for the link. :)