• British Fantasy Awards 2020 Nomination

    My collection, The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them My Dreams), published by NewCon Press, has been nominated for Best Collection in the British Fantasy Society's British Fantasy Awards 2020.

  • ICN Awards 2019 Nominee

    I’ve been nominated for an Irish Comic News Award in the Best Irish Writer (Major Publisher) category, for my Judge Anderson: Psi-Division story 'The Dead Run', which appeared in the Judge Dredd Megazine.

  • 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…

  • We Are the Martians up for a Rondo

    The ballot for the 16th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards is now online – there are loads of amazing titles shortlisted in a wide variety of categories. It’s going to be difficult to choose what to vote for (and please do vote, you have until midnight on 8 April 2018). I should note, least editor Neil Snowdon is disappointed, that We Are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale – published by PS Publishing – is up for Book of the Year (among some outstanding company). It was a pleasure to be part of that project.

  • Hugo Awards at Helsinki Worldcon

    A couple of days before Worldcon I was informed that their Guest of Honour Claire Wendling could not attend due to illness. I hope that Claire makes a speedy recovery and returns to full health. I was approached by the Hugo Awards committee about stepping in for Claire, as she was due to present the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. At this point I was already in Helsinki, and while I had some trepidation about having to appear at such a big event I agreed. Before I knew it the con was in full swing, and then I was walking onto the stage, and sitting beside the serene, elegant…

  • Shirley Jackson nomination for Dr. Caligari

    I was super pleased to hear that the anthology, The Madness of Dr. Caligari, has been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for Best Edited Anthology, which is a huge acknowledgement of the work by editor Joe Pulver and the publisher Fedogan and Bremer. My short story ‘ A Rebellious House’ appeared in the book. It’s wonderful to be part of such a fascinating project. Here’s the table of contents: Ramsey Campbell – The Words Between Damien Angelica Walters – Take a Walk in the Night, My Love Rhys Hughes – Confessions of a Medicated Lurker Robert Levy – Conversion Maura McHugh – A Rebellious House David Nickle – The…