The Winners of the Shirley Jackson Awards Have Been Announced

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The winners of the 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced!

The Shirley Jackson Awards are literary awards celebrating the legacy of author Shirley Jackson (1916–1965) and are handed out at Readercon each year. The Shirley Jackson Awards are awarded in recognition of “outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic” during the previous year. The winners are appointed by a jury of editors, writers, critics, and academics.

Hye-young-Pyun The Hole | 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards | Book RiotThe 2017 Shirley Jackson Award for best novel went to The Hole by Hye-young Pyun (Arcade Publishing) in translation by Sora Kim-Russell. Meanwhile, the award for best novella ended in a tie between Samantha Schweblin’s Fever Dream (Riverhead Books) in translation by Megan McDowell, and Lindsey Drager’s The Lost Daughter Collective (Dzanc Books).

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For more information about the awards themselves, please check out The Shirley Jackson Awards website, and check out all of our Shirley Jackson discussions.