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