The Shirley Jackson Awards were announced today, they honor great writing in the field of horror, suspense, and dark fantasy. I don’t often follow awards due to my tastes being somewhat different than what usually goes up for most of them, but this time I am fully on board. Dale Bailey won for best novelette The End of the End of Everything, hands down the best piece of short fiction written last year. Do yourself a favor and read it, and go and pick up his short story collections. Excellent writer and amazing story.