• Profile: Samanta Schweblin

    Samanta Schweblin was chosen as one of the 22 best writers in Spanish under the age of 35 by Granta. She is the author of three story collections that have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize, and been translated into 20 languages. Fever Dream is her first novel and is longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. Originally from Buenos Aires, she lives in Berlin. Website Most Recently Published Work (as of July 2020) A visionary novel about the collision of technology and play, horror and humanity, from a master of the spine-tingling tale. They’ve infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of Senegal, town…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Latinx Heritage Month
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    Horror Adjacent: Latinx Reads

    Welcome to our horror adjacent curation station! What is horror adjacent, you ask? Well, I go into more detail about that here, but in all honesty, it’s different for everyone. Because what scares you is subjective—and that’s what makes horror such a diverse and fascinating genre to begin with! Horror-adjacent reads might not blow your pants off with the scare factor, but they are still interested in dark themes, difficult ideas, real-world issues, and pushing the envelope of what speculative fiction can be. For this post, I’ve collected horror-adjacent reads by Latinx authors to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month (9/15–10/15). From a feminist story collection to coming-of-age tales to novels tackling…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Translation
    Women in Translation

    Horror Adjacent: Reads in Translation

    I’m baaaaack to preach about the joys of horror adjacent reads again!! If you’re sitting there all, “what is she going on about with this made-up terminology?” you can check out this post that explains a bit more of what horror adjacent means (to me, at least. What does it mean to you?). Another facet of any type of fiction that I love to explore is translated books. It is especially intriguing in the horror genre because you get to see what other cultures are afraid of. I’ve long felt that one of the best ways to learn about a culture is through its fiction, but if you know what…

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    2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the inaugural 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. Best Collection Winner: Little Paranoias, Sonora Taylor Also nominated: Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichOut of Water, Sarah Read Best Debut Winner: The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling Also nominated: The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah ReadLittle Darlings, Melanie GoldingTheme Music, T. Marie Vandelly Best Poetry Collection Winner: Choking Back the Devil, Donna Lynch Also nominated: Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia CadeThe Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M. Wytovich Best Novel Winners: Bunny, Mona Awad…

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    Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees and Honorable Mentions

    Over the past two weeks, the Ladies of Horror Fiction team has been unveiling the nominees for the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. We are honored to present to you the entire list of nominees and honorable mentions: Nominees Best Collection Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichLittle Paranoias, Sonora TaylorOut of Water, Sarah Read Best Debut The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah ReadLittle Darlings, Melanie GoldingThe Luminous Dead, Caitlin StarlingTheme Music, T. Marie Vandelly Best Poetry Collection Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia CadeChoking Back the Devil, Donna LynchThe Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M.…

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    LOHF Award Honorable Mentions in Short Fiction

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team read a lot of fantastic short fiction throughout 2019, and we wanted to give honorable mentions to the top 9. We are pleased to present the 2019 Honorable Mentions in Short Fiction! ‘Till Death Do Us Part, Peggy Christie (Dark Doorways)A Song for Wounded Mouths, Kristi DeMeester (PseudoPod 641: Artemis Rising 5)Jack-O-Lantern, Gabrielle Faust (#ScaryStories)Sun Dogs, Laura Mauro (Sing Your Sadness Deep)What Throat, Annie Neugebauer (PseudoPod 640: Artemis Rising 5)Butterflies, Samanta Schweblin (Mouthful of Birds)The Woman Next Door, Ha Seong-nan (Flowers of Mold)Quadrapocalypse, Sonora Taylor (Little Paranoias)Weary Bones, Sonora Taylor (Little Paranoias) ‘Till Death Do Us Part appeared in Peggy Christie’s collection Dark Doorways…

  • 8 Days of Halloween: Weird
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    8 Days of Halloween: Weird

    The definition of weird is “a strange or extraordinary character: odd, fantastic.” Each book on this list ticks all our boxes for weird. If you are looking for a weird read this Halloween pick up one of these amazingly weird books by women authors. Bunny – Mona Awad The Bus on Thursday – Shirley Barrett Geek Love – Katherine Dunn F4 – Larissa Glasser Fortune Box – Madeleine Swann Nightingale – Amy Lukavics Pretty Marys All in a Row – Gwendolyn Kiste Providence – Caroline Kepnes Ritualistic Human Sacrifice – CV Hunt Cockblock – CV Hunt I Miss the World – Violet LeVoit Like Jagged Teeth – Betty Rocksteady Fever…

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    One Year Anniversary! Readathon and Challenge

    We are celebrating our one year anniversary throughout the month of September! Thank you to everyone who has joined us in our quest to spotlight all of the amazing women who are writing and contributing to the horror genre. We love what we do here, and we look forward to many more years of celebrating the ladies of horror fiction. New Team Member We are constantly expanding our efforts here at the Ladies of Horror Fiction. As we head into year two, we are so excited to announce a new member to the LOHF team. Audra Audra is going to contribute articles to the Ladies of Horror Fiction website so…

  • The LOHF Directory: N-S

    Welcome to the Ladies of Horror Fiction Directory section N-S! We can’t promise it’s a comprehensive list (though we do promise we’re trying our hardest to make it so!), but if you are looking to read more female authors in horror fiction and don’t know where to start, this should give you a great jumping-off point. Listed (last, first) alphabetically. Click on the word “Website” to be taken to their personal websites if they have one or their Goodreads author page if they do not. As time goes, we will slowly be adding profiles on the site about each of the women. When that happens, their names will be clickable.…