Tag Archive: Shirley Jackson Award

Aug 22

When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord

The conceit that underpins this terrific coming of age novel is the idea that beginning with puberty the kids of a mid-western town “breach”, i.e. when the moon is full they go completely feral. Lumen Fowler is late to breach. While most of her schoolmates are spending their nights clawing, biting, fucking and running nude …

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Aug 19

The Glittering World by Robert Levy

Four friends, Blue, Elisa, Jason and Gabe, travel to Cape Breton Island, and specifically the beautiful Starling Cove, to sell Blue’s grandmother’s house (she having recently fallen off mortality’s perch). Blue wants to use the money to pay off the debt he owes on his New York restaurant. However, returning to Starling Cove dredges up …

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May 08

The Shirley Jackson Award nominees for Best Novel have been announced

The Shirley Jackson Award nominees have just been announced. ¬†Below are the six finalists for Best Novel (links to my reviews): Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals) Bird Box, Josh Malerman (Ecco) Broken Monsters, Lauren Beukes (Mulholland) Confessions, Kanae Minato (Mulholland) The Lesser Dead, Christopher Buehlman (Berkley) The Unquiet House, Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher Books) As …

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