The 2013 Audie Awards, which recognize “distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment” and are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Assocication, were presented yesterday in New York. The audiobook edition of Speaks the Nightbird, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, had been nominated in the Fiction category, but it lost to Clair Danes’s narration of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Also, the audiobook of Shadow Show, containing McCammon’s short story “Children of the Bedtime Machine,” was nominated but lost. Congratulations to Edoardo Ballerini for winning “Solo Narration – Male” for his reading of Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins!
Author David B. Silva, who published the seminal horror magazine The Horror Show, in addition to writing novels and stories, died earlier this year. Cemetery Dance Publications has announced that they will be publishing Better Weird, an anthology that will pay tribute to Dave Silva. Publication details are still to be determined, but the anthology will include stories and tributes from Billie Sue Mosiman, Joe Lansdale, Kealan Patrick Burke, Rick McCammon, Gary Raisor, Tom Monteleone, Elizabeth Massie, Brian Hodge, Steve Rasnic Tem, Kathy Ptacek, Yvonne Navarro, Robert Swartwood, J.F. Gonzalez, Bentley Little, Brian Keene, and Paul F. Olson. The McCammon contribution will be a reprint of “Yellachile’s Cage”, along with a short remembrance of Dave. For comments from Billie Sue Mosiman about the project, see this article from Hobbes End Publishing. Stay tuned for more details.
Photos of the limited and lettered editions of I Travel by Night have been added to the Book Cover Gallery.
Finally, some recent reviews from around the ‘net:
- Author David Agronoff reviews Gone South
- Midnyte Reader reviews Mister Slaughter
- Writer at Play reviews I Travel by Night