honors and awards

Lovecraft Country earns 18 Emmy nominations

Per the official Emmys website (complete nominations list):

Outstanding Drama Series — Lovecraft Country

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series — Misha Green for episode 1, “Sundown”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series — Jonathan Majors as Atticus Freeman

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Jurnee Smollett as Letitia “Leti” Lewis

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — Michael K. Williams as Montrose Freeman

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series — Aunjanue Ellis as Hippolyta Freeman

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series — Courtney B. Vance as George Freeman for episode 2, “Whitey’s on the Moon”

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series — Kim Taylor Coleman & Meagan Lewis

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) — Tat Radcliffe for episode 1, “Sundown”

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes — Dayna Pink, Zachary Sheets & Terry Anderson for episode 7, “I Am.”

Outstanding Main Title Design — Patrick Clair, Raoul Marks & Ken Taylor

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup — J. Anthony Kosar & Anna Cali for episode 1, “Sundown”

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) — Laura Karpman & Raphael Saadiq for episode 9, “Rewind 1921”

Outstanding Music Supervision — Liza Richardson for episode 5, “Strange Case”

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) — Tim Kimmel, John Matter, Paula Fairfield, Bradley Katona, Brett Voss, Jeff Lingle, Jason Lingle, Jeffrey Wilhoit & Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit for episode 1, “Sundown”

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) — Marc Fishman, Mathew Waters & Amanda Beggs for episode 1, “Sundown”

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie — Kevin Blank, Robin Griffin, François Dumoulin, Pietro Ponti, Grant Walker, J.D. Schwalm, Robert C. Rhodes, Kevin McAllister & Paige Prokop

Outstanding Stunt Performance — Janeshia Adams-Ginyard for episode 7, “I Am.”

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Congratulations all around, and best of luck on awards night!

Lovecraft Country at the Golden Globes tonight

The Golden Globe Awards ceremony starts this evening at 5 PM Pacific, and Lovecraft Country is nominated in the Best Television Series — Drama category. I’m told it’s a long shot — we’re up against The Crown, and the lack of individual actor nominations is also a bad sign — but for me personally, it’s thrilling to even have a horse in this race.

And while we’re on the subject of horse races, there are still a few hours left to vote for Lovecraft Country in the Polish Readers’ Choice Book Awards. Details here.

Lovecraft Country nominated for the Readers’ Choice Book Awards in Poland

In another bit of translation related news, the Polish edition of Lovecraft Country has been nominated as Best Horror Book of 2020 for the Readers’ Choice Book Awards in Poland (which, as I understand it, is their equivalent of the Goodreads Choice Awards).

Voting is open to the general public on the awards website through midnight Central European Standard Time this Sunday, February 28. (If you don’t read Polish, I’d recommend using a browser like Google Chrome that has a built-in translator.)

If you do decide to vote, be sure to check out the other award categories. My friend Ted Chiang’s book Exhalation is nominated in science fiction.

Winners will be announced on March 8.

Lovecraft Country is a co-winner of this year’s Endeavour Award

The Endeavour Award, given out annually at OryCon in Portland, OR, is for “a distinguished science-fiction or fantasy novel written by a Pacific Northwest author.” The 2017 award was announced over the weekend, and it’s a tie—Lovecraft Country shares the honor with Patricia A. McKillip’s Dreams of Distant Shores. (The three runners-up were Curtis Chen’s Waypoint Kangaroo, Dave Duncan’s Eocene Station, and David D. Levine’s Arabella of Mars.)

Ms. McKillip and I will split a $1000 grant. We also each get an engraved glass plaque which, in photos at least, looks large enough to re-enact the David Warner death scene from The Omen. Can’t wait to play with mine! In the meantime, thank you very much to the award judges: This is a wonderful addition to what has already been a very good year for me, career-wise. Woot!

(P.S., submissions for the 2018 Endeavour Award are open. The eligibility requirements and entry rules are here, and the deadline for applying is February 15.)

Washington State Book Awards ceremony tonight (10/14)

Tonight at 7 PM the main branch of the Seattle Public Library is hosting the 2017 Washington State Book Awards. Lovecraft Country is nominated in the fiction category, so if you’d like to cheer me on, come on by. There will be a reception and book signing immediately afterwards, and Third Place Books will be on hand with copies of all the nominated works. Hope to see you there!

Lovecraft Country is a Washington State Book Award finalist

This past week the Washington Center of the Book released its list of finalists for the 2017 Washington State Book Awards. Lovecraft Country is nominated in the novel category, and it’s in good company: the other finalists include The Solace of Monsters, by Laurie Blauner; Stories of Your Life and Others, by Ted Chiang; Barkskins, by Annie Proulx; and Daredevils, by Shawn Vestal.

The full list of finalists in all categories can be found here. The winners will be announced on Saturday, October 14, at 7 P.M. at a ceremony at the main branch of the Seattle Public Library; the awards ceremony will be followed by a reception and book signing. I hope to see you there!

Lovecraft Country is a finalist for the World Fantasy Award

More good news this week: Lovecraft Country is a finalist in the Best Novel category for this year’s World Fantasy Awards.

The other finalists for Best Novel are Borderline, by Mishell Baker; Roadsouls, by Betsy James; The Obelisk Gate, by N.K. Jemisin; and The Sudden Appearance of Hope, by Claire North.

I also note that Victor LaValle’s The Ballad of Black Tom is nominated for Best Long Fiction, and L. Timmel Duchamp, Neile Graham, Kelly Link, and Joe Monti are all up for special awards.

Congrats, everybody!

Lovecraft Country is a finalist for the Endeavour Award

Some good news to start the weekend: Lovecraft Country is one of five finalists for the 2017 Endeavour Award, which recognizes science-fiction and fantasy books by Pacific Northwest authors.

This year’s other finalists are Arabella of Mars, by David D. Levine; Dreams of Distant Shores, by Patricia McKillip; Eocene Station, by Dave Duncan; and Waypoint Kangaroo, by Curtis C. Chen. Congrats all around!

In other news:

* This week I am a guest on the Unreliable Narrators podcast. You can listen to it here.

* On Wednesday, August 30, at 7 PM, Third Place Books in Seward Park is holding a book club discussion of Lovecraft Country, and I will be there to answer questions (and to sign books, if anyone’s interested). The event is open to the public, so feel free to drop by.

Locus Awards Weekend

A reminder that I’ll be attending the Locus Awards tomorrow (Saturday, June 24). My official schedule is as follows:

11:00 – 11:45 AM — “How Much is that Trope in the Window? Repurposing Genre Elements to Tell New Stories.” Panel discussion with me, Nisi Shawl, Seanan McGuire, and moderator Daryl Gregory.

Noon – 12:30 PM — Signing books at the Locus autograph session.

12:45 – 3:30 PM — Locus Awards Banquet and Ceremony. (Lovecraft Country is a finalist in the horror novel category.)

Hope to see some of you there!

Lovecraft Country is a Goodreads Choice Award nominee

Lovecraft Country has been nominated for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards, in the horror category. The first round of voting is open now through November 6th. You can cast your vote here.

In related news:

* Reason magazine published a brief review of Lovecraft Country in their October issue, calling it “a fun read and a welcome addition to the genre.”

* The Bookchemist did a really wonderful review of the novel on YouTube, which you can check out here.

* If you haven’t seen it yet, the trailer for Jordan Peele’s forthcoming movie Get Out seems very much in the spirit of Lovecraft Country.