Tuesday, July 15, 2008

July Newsletter


I forgot to mention a few things in my last newsletter:

The Missing was nominated for an International Horror Guild Award in the category of novel for 2007.

Jul 20, 11 am, Burlington, Massachusetts: I'll be at the ReaderCon 19 Conference on Imaginative Literature to help present the Shirley Jackson Award. In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, the Shirley Jackson Awards have been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. Jonathan Lethem is the host, and there will be lots of amazing guests. For more info, visit the SJA website.

July 23. Wednesday. 7-9 pm. Leading authors read from Shirley Jackson canon to commemorate 60th anniversary of “The Lottery”. KGB Bar at 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave), in New York City. An evening of live readings from Ms. Jackson’s work is sure to unsettle audience members. The event will be co-hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel. The cover charge is $5 per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Shirley Jackson Awards. Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) wrote such classic novels as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, “The Lottery”. Authors reading are: F. Brett Cox, Jeffery Ford, Jack Ketchum, Carrie Laben, John Langan, Sarah Langan, Peter Straub, David Wellington, and Jack Womack.

My next story out is "Fenstad's End," which was partly the inspiration for The Missing/Virus. You can pre-order it here

I've been bad about updating the Mystery Site. That means, everybody who submitted a suggestion over the last two months gets a free copy of "The Lost"-- a signed, limited edition chapbook. If that means you, please reply to this with your address. And please send in more suggestions. I'll update again in September, and this time the winner will receive "The Lost" and the latest issue of the St. John's Humanities Review, which includes my essay, "Why I Write Horror."

New stuff online:
"Why I Write Horror":
A podcast reading of "The Lost"
Remember, only you can review my books on Amazon. Because if I do it, it's cheating.

I hope everybody has a wonderful summer. Thanks for your attention.

Sarah Langan