Hauling Like A Brooligan

Stephen Gallagher

Category: Awards

  • Ed Gorman, Dickens, Stale Popcorn, and Frescoes

    I see that Ed Gorman’s short story collection Noir 13 is up for a 2011 Spinetingler Award. With all due respect to the other nominees I hope it picks up a ton of votes and wins. My first encounter with Ed was as the editor of Mystery Scene magazine. Later I had a story picked […]

  • Brian Clemens, OBE

    Delighted to hear confirmation of the OBE for Brian Clemens in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. I’m no big royalist but these are national honours and, much as I’d like to imagine Her Maj slipping in an Avengers DVD to keep the grandkids entertained, there’s more at work here than just patronage and whim. Although […]

  • Oscars, Before and After

    I was going to drive down to Hollywood Boulevard last night to take a look at the Oscar preparations, but it was raining fairly steadily (‘a storm’, in local parlance) and I was frankly not that arsed. At the moment, everything’s locked up around there – when I last looked they appeared to be tenting […]

  • Movies of the Year

    It’s awards voting time again and although in previous years I’ve kept a strict silence over my preferences, I’ve noticed that I seem to be the only one doing it. I suppose it’s hubris to imagine that anyone really cares… so in the interests of humility I’ll tell you what I’ve liked this year. I’ve […]

  • David Stockton

    Congratulations to David Stockton on winning the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Award for his work on the Eleventh Hour pilot. From the ASC’s website: “Cinematographers are people with unique abilities who accomplish extraordinary things under challenging circumstances,” said Christina Hendricks who presented the award to Stockton. The other nominees in the television movie/miniseries/pilot […]

  • More Plots, More Misadventures

    I’ve now been told that this second volume of my stories has made the ‘best collection’ shortlist for both the World Fantasy Award and the British Fantasy Award. That’s in addition to being one of the finalists in the International Horror Guild‘s awards. I reckon that when I put the three nominations together, that’s just […]

  • Plots and Misadventures

    Thanks to Ellen Datlow for the heads-up this morning, telling me that my second book of short stories has been nominated in the Fiction Collection category of the IHG Awards. “The International Horror Guild Awards have been presented annually since 1995. Based on public recommendations, the juried awards recognize outstanding achievements in the field of […]

  • The BFS Awards

    I’ve just learned that both The Kingdom of Bones and Plots and Misadventures feature in the recommendations list for the British Fantasy Awards, voted by the membership of The British Fantasy Society and announced each year at Fantasycon. It’s not an actual nomination or even a shortlisting, so let’s not get carried away. But it’s […]

  • Yo Bafta

    So, the Bafta results are out. Read ’em here. But don’t expect to see Sweeney Todd much represented, and don’t take that as an critique of its quality. Despite being (in my humble opinion) one of the top of this year’s crop, a dark masterpiece with a superbly sweet and sad turn from Helena Bonham […]

  • The Living Dead at the Manchester Festival

    One of the most heroic spectacles I ever witnessed on a public stage was that of Stephen Laws conducting an interview with Jorge Grau about his life and films. That’s Jorge Grau, director of the cannibal zombie classic The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue… kind of apposite because this was at the annual Festival […]