Wednesday, July 16, 2008

International Horror Guild Award

International Horror Guild announced the nominations for the IHG Awards for works from 2007 and also they named this year's International Horror Guild Living Legend.

The International Horror Guild was created in 1995, originally the International Horror Critics Guild, as a way to recognize the achievements in the field of Horror and Dark Fantasy. The IHG Awards are determined by a jury of notable knowledgeable horror, dark fantasy critics and reviewers. Nominations are derived from recommendations made by the public. Edward Bryant, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Ann Kennedy, and Hank Wagner currently adjudicate. Paula Guran is the award administrator.

Peter Straub has been named as this year's International Horror Guild Living Legend.
The nominations for the IHG Awards are:

"Grin of the Dark" - Ramsey Campbell
"Generation Loss" - Elizabeth Hand
"The Missing" - Sarah Langan
"Season of the Witch" - Natasha Mostert
"The Terror" - Dan Simmons

Fiction Collection
"The Imago Sequence and Other Stories" - Laird Barron
"Plots and Misadventures" - Stephen Gallagher
"Shadows Kith and Kin" - Joe R. Lansdale
"Masques of Satan" - Reggie Oliver
"Dagger Key and Other Stories" - Lucius Shepard

Long Fiction
"Procession of the Black Sloth" - Laird Barron
"The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story" - Susan Hill
"Softspoken" - Lucius Shepard
"The Scalding Rooms" - Conrad Williams

Mid-Length Fiction
"The Janus Tree" - Glen Hirshberg
"Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed" - Steven Duffy
"The Bone Man" - Fredric S. Durbin
"Closet Dreams" - Lisa Tuttle

Short Fiction
"Digging Deep" - Ramsey Campbell
"Honey in the Wound" - Nancy Etchemendy
"The Tank" - Paul Finch
"Splitfoot" - Paul Walther
"The Great White Bed" - Don Webb

"Inferno" - Ellen Datlow, editor
"Summer Chills" - Stephen Jones, editor
"American Supernatural Tales" - S.T. Joshi, editor
"Strange Tales Volume II" - Rosalie Parker, editor
"At Ease with the Dead" - Barbara and Christopher Roden, editors

"Frankenstein: A Cultural History" - Susan Tyler Hitchcock
"Mario Bava: All the Colors of Dark" - Tim Lucas
"Warnings to the Curious: A Sheaf of Criticism on M.R. James" - Rosemary Pardoe & S.T. Joshi, eds.
"Sides" - Peter Straub
"The Science of Stephen King" - Bob Weinberg & Lois M. Gresh

Black Static
Dead Reckonings
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Weird Tales

Illustrated Narrative
"Scalped: Indian Country" - Jason Aaron (writer) R.M. Guéra (artist)
"The Nightmare Factory" - Thomas Ligotti (creator/writer), Joe Harris & Stuart Moore (writers), Ben Templesmith, Michael Gaydos, Colleen Doran & Ted McKeever (illustrators)
"The Blot" - Tom Neely
"The Arrival" - Shaun Tan
"Wormwood Gentleman Corpse: Birds, Bees, Blood & Beer" - Ben Templesmith

Didier Cottier for Exhibit at Utopiales, Nantes, France
David Ho for his body of work
Elizabeth McGrath for "The Incurable Disorder"
Chris Mars for "New Salem"
Mike Mignola for cover & illustrations: "Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire"

The Awards will be presented on October 31, 2008 in an online presentation via its Web site, For more information visit International Horror Guild Award website.

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