Shirley Jackson Award Nominees

Posted by Niall Harrison

Full ballot here. In best novel:

The Devil All the Time, Donald Ray Pollock (Doubleday)
The Dracula Papers, Reggie Oliver (Chômu Press)
The Great Lover, Michael Cisco (Chômu Press)
Knock Knock, S. P. Miskowski (Omnium Gatherum Media)
The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan (Canongate Books, Ltd.)
Witches on the Road Tonight, Sheri Holman (Grove Press)

One of these years I'll get around to doing a proper read of a Jackson best novel ballot; it's not an area of the field I know in great depth, and whatever qualms I have about a single panel of judges attempting to cover a wide range of categories (they can't possibly have read everything) are outweighed by the fact that in its few years the award has produced a very respectable roster of winners. Not, I fear, this year, because I have too many other reading commitments. But one of these years.