Sean O'Brien collection nominated for Shirley Jackson Award

We are delighted that Sean O’Brien’s short story collection Quartier Perdu has been nominated for Best Single-Author Collection in the Shirley Jackson Awards 2018.

In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, The Shirley Jackson Awards was established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.

The Shirley Jackson Awards are voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics. The awards are given for the best work published in the preceding calendar year in the following categories: Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, Single-Author Collection, and Edited Anthology.

Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) wrote such classic novels as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, “The Lottery.” Her work continues to be a major influence on writers of every kind of fiction, from the most traditional genre offerings to the most innovative literary work.

The 2018 Shirley Jackson Awards will be presented on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Readercon 30, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Quincy, Massachusetts. 

We're delighted to be joined on the nominee lists by our fellow British indies Dead Ink Books and Unsung Stories. For the full list of nominees see @shirleyjacksonawards Facebook page.

Quartier Perdu is available now in hard copy and ebook from all good retailers, buy it direct HERE