Shirley Jackson Award

The Shirley Jackson Awards are literary awards named after Shirley Jackson in recognition of her legacy in writing. These awards for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror and the dark fantastic are presented at Readercon, an annual conference on imaginative literature.

 

2008 selection

The Shadow Year

World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 2009, Shirley Jackson Award 2008

by Jeffrey Ford

In New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960s, a young boy laments the approaching close of summer and the advent of sixth grade. Growing up in a household with an overworked father whom...


2007 selection

Generation Loss: A Novel

Cass Neary #1

Shirley Jackson Award 2007

by Elizabeth Hand

A photographer finds herself in deep waters when sent in search of a reclusive artist.