Solaris Books Scores a Win at The Shirley Jackson Awards


From the press release:


Solaris Scores a Win at The Shirley Jackson Awards

Oxford, UK: Solaris Books are happy to confirm that Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan
, edited by Ellen Datlow, won the coveted Shirley Jackson Award for ‘Edited Anthology 2009’
announced at Readercon 20 last night.

The Shirley Jackson Awards are given in recognition of the best imaginative fiction work published
in the preceding year. They are named after Shirley Jackson, author of The Haunting of Hill
House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, as well as one of the most famous American short
stories ‘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.

Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe coincided with the 200th anniversary of the birth
of Edgar Allan Poe. This anthology celebrates the depth and diversity of one of the most important
figures in literature. Compiled by multi-award winning editor, Ellen Datlow, it presents some of the
foremost talents of the genre, who have come together to re-imagine tales inspired by Poe.

Sharyn McCrumb, Lucius Shepard, Pat Cadigan, M. Rickert, Gregory Frost, Kim Newman
and more, have leant their craft to this anthology, retelling such classics as ‘The Fall
of the House of Usher’, ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ and ‘The Masque of the Red Death.’

“Frost demonstrates his mastery of the short story form…”
- Publishers Weekly on Gregory Frost

“Newman’s prose is a delight.”
- Time Out on Kim Newman

“McCrumb provides fresh evidence that there is no one quite like her among present day writers.”
- San Diego Tribune on Sharyn McCrumb

Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe –Edited by Ellen Datlow

978-1-84416-652 £7.99 R.R.P (UK)

978-1844165-957 $15.00 (US) / $17.50 (CAN) R.R.P

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