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Horror Awards for 2005

21/11/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The International Horror Guild announced the awards for work from 2004 during a presentation at the World Fantasy Convention on Thursday evening, November 3rd 2005 in the Capitol Ballroom of the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI.

Peter Straub and Graham Joyce hosted the event. Judge Ann Kennedy presented the previously announced Living Legend Award to Gahan Wilson. Peter Straub accepted on his behalf.

Recognized for achievement in the field of horror/dark fantasy during 2004:

The Overnight by Ramsey Campbell (2004: PS Publishing, UK; 2005: Tor, US).

First Novel
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood (Harcourt, US; Jonathan Cape UK).

Long Fiction
Viator by Lucius Shepard (Night Shade).

Mid-Length Fiction
"Flat Diane" by Daniel Abraham (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 04).

Short Fiction
"A Pace of Change" by Don Tumasonis (Acquainted With the Night).

The Wavering Knife by Brian Evenson (Fictive Collective Two).

Acquainted With the Night edited by Barbara Roden and Christopher Roden (Ash-Tree Press).

A Serious Life by DM Mitchell (Savoy, UK).

Art (Tie)
Darrel Anderson and Rick Berry.

Shaun of the Dead directed by Edgar Wright; written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.

Lost created by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof (ABC).

Illustrated Narrative (DH Publishing, Japan)
The Bug Boy by Hideshi Hino.

The Third Alternative, Andy Cox, Editor/TTA Press, Publisher.

The International Horror Guild Awards are now in their eleventh year. Based on public recommendations, the juried awards recognize outstanding achievements in the field of Horror and Dark Fantasy. Nominations are derived from recommendations made by the public and the judges' knowledge of the field. Edward Bryant, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Ann Kennedy, and Hank Wagner adjudicate.

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