Haverhill-Published ‘The Twisted Book of Shadows’ Wins Coveted Shirley Jackson Award

John M. McIlveen and Christopher Golden during an earlier appearance in WHAV’s Edwin V. Johnson Newsroom.

“The Twisted Book of Shadows,” an anthology edited by Haverhill authors Christopher Golden and James A. Moore, was named a winner last month of the nationally acclaimed Shirley Jackson award.

“The Twisted Book of Shadows,” released by John M. McIlveen’s Haverhill House Publishing’ Twisted Publishing imprint, features 19 stories selected from more than 700 via blind submissions.

The Shirley Jackson Awards were established to recognize “outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror and the dark fantastic.” Awards are voted on by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics and academics. They are given for the best work published in the preceding calendar year in the categories of novel, novella, novelette, short story, single-author collection and edited anthology.

Jackson, who dies in 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.”

Haverhill House has published more than 50 titles of fiction, non-fiction, young adult, children’s and science and technology from such world-renowned authors as Andrew Vachss and Jonathan Maberry.

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