And the winner is.....
The mighty PS Publishing certainly did well at both of these awards ceremonies. Elizabeth Hand's, 'Illyria', won a World Fantasy Award for Best Novella, and when I read it, I thought it was the best thing I had read all year - a fantastic, bittersweet, love story - or is it? I'd never read any of Hand's work before, but her narrative voice was so engaging, and so effortless to read, that I've started to search out her other books. Of course PS' main man, Mr. Crowther won a special award; and Ellen Datlow did the double by picking up best anthology with 'Inferno' at both awards ceremonies. Given that the IHG awards concentrate solely on horror, the competition was fierce, particularly in the Best Collection category which Lucius Shepard won for 'Dagger Key and Other Stories', published by....you guessed it, PS Publishing, and a mightyandfine volume it is too.andPS also publish the marvellous 'Postscripts' magazine - no-nonsense, no frills, just the odd ad, the odd illustration and packed with great stories. Issue 10 was a special all-horror issue and they kept the best story until last in Lisa Tuttle's truly horrifying 'Closet Dreams', a genuine chiller, and the standout story among an issue packed with the top writer's in the field, so congrats to her for picking up the IHG Award for best mid-length story.

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