The winners of the 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards were announced July 16 at Readercon.
The awards, given for the best psychological suspense, horror, or dark fantasy, are voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics.
- The Girls, Emma Cline (Random House)
- The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle (Tor.com)
- “Waxy,” Camilla Grudova (Granta)
- “Postcards from Natalie,” Carrie Laben (The Dark)
- A Natural History of Hell, Jeffrey Ford (Small Beer Press)
- The Starlit Wood, edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe (Saga Press )
The award jurors were Nadia Bulkin, Robert Levy, Helen Marshall, Robert Shearman and Chandler Klang Smith.