Ellen Datlow

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Ellen Datlow
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Ellen Datlow in Helsinki, 2017
Born (1949-12-31) December 31, 1949 (age 71)
Occupation
  • Editor
  • anthologist
Known for The Best Horror of the Year
Website ellendatlow.com

Ellen Datlow (born December 31, 1949) is an American science fiction, fantasy, and horror editor and anthologist. She is a winner of the World Fantasy Award and the Bram Stoker Award (Horror Writers Association).

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Career

Datlow began her career working for Holt, Rinehart and Winston for three years, as well as doing a stint at Crown Publishing Group. [1] She went on to be fiction editor at Omni magazine and Omni Online from 1981 through 1998, and edited the ten associated Omni anthologies. She co-edited the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series from 1988 to 2008 (with Terri Windling until 2003, later with Gavin Grant and Kelly Link until the series ended [2] ). She was also editor of the webzine Event Horizon: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror from 1998 to 1999, as well as Sci Fiction until it ceased publication on December 28, 2005.[ citation needed ]

Datlow has edited the anthologies Nebula Awards Showcase 2009 , Darkness: Two Decades of Horror (2010), Hauntings (2013), Queen Victoria's Book of Spells (with Terri Windling, Tor Books, 2013), [3] [4] Lovecraft's Monsters (2014), The Cutting Room (2014), The Monstrous (2015), Nightmares (Tachyon Publications, 2016), The Doll Collection (2016), Mad Hatters and March Hares (2017), and The Devil and the Deep (2018).

She now edits The Best Horror of the Year , published by Night Shade Books. This is an annual compendium of selected horror fiction and poetry published in the previous year. It has included work by notable writers including Laird Barron, Stephen Graham Jones, Michael Marshall Smith, Joe R. Lansdale, and Nicholas Royle.

Awards and recognition

Datlow won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor in 2002 and 2005, and the Hugo for Best Short Form Editor in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017. Her editing work has also been recognized with five Bram Stoker Awards, ten World Fantasy Awards, [5] two International Horror Guild Awards for Best Anthology, three Shirley Jackson Awards for Best Anthology, and twelve Locus Awards for Best Editor. She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention, for "outstanding contribution to the genre". In 2011, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association. [6] She is a longtime trustee of the Horror Writers Association and has been a co-host of the Fantastic Fiction reading series at the KGB Bar since 2000.[ citation needed ]

Selected list of awards

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References

  1. "Editor Spotlight on Ellen Datlow". September 2020.Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  2. Gavin Grant announces the end of Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: http://smallbeerpress.com/not-a-journal/2009/01/12/the-years-best-fantasy-horror/
  3. Queen Victoria's Book of Spells cover art, anthology incl Genevieve Valentine and Catherynne M Valente: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 24, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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