There will be no James Herbert Award for Horror Writing given in 2016.
Launched last year, the annual prize for horror novels written in English and published in the U.K. celebrates the life and career of author James Herbert, who died in March 2013.
The award is administered by Pan Macmillan, the Serendip Foundation, and the estate of James Herbert
Ashley Baugh of Midas PR, who are now handling the press for the award, assured me, “You haven’t missed out on the announcement of the James Herbert Award, as it has been put on hold until 2017. We will ensure to keep you updated with any developments.”
The inaugural winner was The Troop by Nick Cutter, a pseudonym of Craig Davidson. He received £2,000 and a commemorative statuette.