The winners of the Bram Stoker Awards were announced over the weekend. The awards are organised by the Horror Writer’s Association, and Paul Tremblay won the Superior Achievement in a Novel prize for his book A Head Full of Ghosts.
In other book news:
The Nebula Awards were held on Saturday in Chicago, and the winners included Naomi Novik, winning Best Novel for Uprooted, and Nnedi Okorafor, who won Best Novella for Binti.
Gothic horror debut The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley was named Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards. This novel had a surprising success story, going from a mere 300-copy print run to winning Costa’s own First Novel Award at the beginning of 2016. For the Industry award, The Loney beat The Girl on the Train and Go Set a Watchman. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara won the Fiction Book of the Year prize.
The Egyptian writer Ahmed Naji has received the support of more than 120 authors and artists across the world, after being imprisoned in his native Egypt for publishing a book with sexually explicit scenes (in violation of public morals, as condemned in Egyptian law). Those who have voiced support for Naji’s release include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patti Smith and Philip Roth.
A new show is in the works that will celebrate the stories of Philip K. Dick, author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and The Man in the High Castle, among many other classic works of science fiction. The ten-episode anthology series will air in the UK on Channel 4, but it will be produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and star Bryan Cranston.