BFS Nominee in Best Non-Fiction

I was stunned when I received the news that my book about David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me has been nominated for a BFS British Fantasy Award in the Best Non-Fiction category.

You write work and you put it out in the world, and you hope that people will enjoy it. I generally don’t think about awards because there are so many factors involved that a nomination is unlikely. I try to focus on my current writing, and once it is done, and out, I turn my attention to the next project.

I don’t look back very often because I’m no longer the writer that produced the previous work. So each time my work is nominated for an award it is a surprise, and of course, a pleasure.

Here is the entire Best Non-Fiction shortlist:

  • Gender Identity and Sexuality in Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. FT Barbini (Luna Press)
  • Gingernuts of Horror, ed. Jim Mcleod
  • Luminescent Threads, ed. Alexandra Pierce & Mimi Mondal (12th Planet Press)
  • No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, by Ursula K Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of 70s and 80s Horror Fiction, by Grady Hendrix (Quirk)
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, by Maura McHugh (Electric Dreamhouse Press)

It is a surreal experience to be on the same shortlist as Ursula K Le Guin!

My thanks to series editor Neil Snowdon at Electric Dreamland Press for the opportunity, and to my publisher Pete Crowther at PS Publishing for putting out such a high quality book.

At the moment PS Publishing has a terrific deal on the four Midnight Monographs titles that have been published so far by the Electric Dreamland Press imprint.

Discounted from £80.00, you pay £39.00 for the four books:

  • Theatre of Blood by John Llewellyn Probert
  • Martin by Jez Winship
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me by Maura McHugh
  • Deathline by Sean Hogan