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Slatter wins World Fantasy Award

Australian fantasy and horror author Angela Slatter has won a World Fantasy Award for best collection for The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings (Tartarus Press).

Slatter, who shared the award with Helen Marshall (Gifts for the One Who Comes After, ChiZine Publications), was one of a three Australians shortlisted for the awards in July. Karen Warren was a finalist in the short fiction category for ‘Death’s Door Café’, which appeared in Shadows & Tall Trees 2014 (ed by Michael Kelly, ChiZine Publications), and Janeen Webb was a finalist for best collection for Death at the Blue Elephant (Ticonderoga).

Earlier this year, Slatter was awarded an Aurealis Award for best collection for The Female Factory (with Lisa L Hannett, Twelfth Planet Press) and was shortlisted for a Ditmar Award.

The 2015 World Fantasy Awards were presented at a ceremony in Saratoga Springs, New York, on 8 November, as part of the annual World Fantasy Convention. Finalists were chosen by judges and members of the three most recent conventions, with judges selecting the winners in each category.

 

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