FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:
Jack Ketchum’s first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. Two of his short stories have won Bram Stoker Awards and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection and best long fiction, He has written over twenty novels and novellas, the latest of which is I’m Not Sam, and five of which have been filmed. His stories are collected in The Exit at Toledo Blade Boulevard, Peaceable Kingdom, Closing Time and Other Stories, and Sleep Disorder, with Edward Lee. He was given a Grand Master Award by the 2011 World Horror Convention.
Helen Marshall is an author, managing fiction editor, and fourteenth-century book historian. Her 2011 poetry collection Skeleton Leaves won an Aurora Award for Best Canadian Speculative Poetry and was nominated for several other awards. Her debut collection of short stories Hair Side, Flesh Side has just been published by ChiZine Publications. She is currently working on her second collection, Hangjaw.