AHWA member Geneve Flynn becomes the second Australian author in history to win two prestigious Bram Stoker Awards®

Last year, Geneve Flynn won the 2020 Bram Stoker Award® for her work on Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, an anthology of Southeast Asian horror co-edited with celebrated New Zealand author and AHWA member Lee Murray.

This year’s award event was hosted by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) during StokerCon in Denver, Colorado. Flynn, along with collaborators Lee Murray, Christina Sng, and Angela Yuriko Smith received the 2021 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection for Tortured Willows: Bent, Bowed, Unbroken.

The only other Australian to win two Bram Stoker Awards® is well-respected New Zealand-born author Rocky Wood (2011 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction, 2012 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel).

The film Becoming Emma Braintree, based on a short story by Canberra author and filmmaker Aaron Dries, also won Best Writing in a Short Film in the HWA FINAL FRAME Horror Short Competition on the night. Sydney author Kyla Lee Ward shortlisted for her short story ‘A Whisper in the Death Pit’, which appeared in Weirdbook #44.

Other category winners include My Heart is a Chainsaw author, Stephen Graham Jones, and Lee Murray for ‘Permanent Damage’. John Palisano, the HWA President said ‘The Horror genre continues its amazing renaissance. We are truly in a golden period, with every category overflowing with tremendous works’.

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