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Powell's Books Presents Vince A. Liaguno & Rena Mason in Conversation With Tananarive Due, Jennifer McMahon, Alma Katsu & Nathan Carson
Other Terrors (William Morrow) is an anthology of original new horror stories edited by Bram Stoker Award winners Vince A. Liaguno and Rena Mason that showcases authors from underrepresented backgrounds telling terrifying tales of what it means to be, or merely to seem, “other.” Offering original new stories from some of the biggest names in horror, as well as some of the hottest up-and-coming talents, Other Terrors will provide the ultimate reading experience for horror fans who want to celebrate fear of “the other.” Be they of a different culture, a different background, a different sexual preference, a different belief system, or a different skin color, some people simply aren’t part of the dominant community — and are perceived as scary. Humans are almost instinctively inclined to fear what’s different, as foolish as that may be, and there are a multitude of individuals who have spent far too long on the outside looking in. And the thing about the outside is… it’s much larger than you think. Liaguno and Mason will be joined in conversation by Other Terrors contributors Tananarive Due (The Living Blood), Jennifer McMahon (The Winter People), Alma Katsu (The Hunger), and Nathan Carson (Starr Creek).

Jul 21, 2022 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Vince A. Liaguno
Vince A. Liaguno is an award-winning writer, anthologist, and editor and an occasional poet. He is the Bram Stoker Award–winning editor of Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet (Dark Scribe Press, 2008), an anthology of queer horror fiction, which he co-edited with Chad Helder. His debut novel, 2006’s The Literary Six, was a tribute to the slasher films of the ’80s and won an Independent Publisher Award (IPPY) for horror and was named a finalist in Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards in the gay/lesbian fiction category. Vince currently resides in the mitten-shaped state of Michigan, where he is a licensed nursing home administrator by day and a writer, anthologist, and pop culture enthusiast by night.
Rena Mason
Rena Mason is a three-time Bram Stoker Award–winning author of The Evolutionist and East End Girls, as well as a 2014 Stage 32 / The Blood List Presents: The Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest quarter finalist. She’s had nearly two dozen short stories, novelettes, and novellas published in various award-winning anthologies and magazines. Her debut novel, The Evolutionist, has been used in writing workshops to teach Southeast Asian students how to write minority characters as metaphors. Rena has also helped spearhead the Horror Writers Association’s Diverse Works Inclusion Community that now runs a website feature titled The Seers’ Table, hosting and promoting diverse authors and their works. Born in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand, Rena is an American of Thai-Chinese descent and frequently incorporates Asian characters and mythos into her stories. A retired registered nurse, avid scuba diver, and world traveler, she currently resides on a lakefront in the Great Lakes state of Michigan.
Tananarive Due
Tananarive Due is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She is an executive producer on Shudder's groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She and her husband/collaborator, Steven Barnes, wrote "A Small Town" for Season 2 of Jordan Peele’s "The Twilight Zone" on Paramount Plus, and two segments of Shudder’s anthology film Horror Noire. A leading voice in Black speculative fiction for more than 20 years, Due has won an American Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a British Fantasy Award, and her writing has been included in best-of-the-year anthologies. Her books include Ghost Summer: Stories, My Soul to Keep, and The Good House. She and her late mother, civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due, co-authored Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights. She and her husband live with their son, Jason.
Jennifer McMahon
Jennifer McMahon is the New York Times Bestselling author of eleven novels, including Promise Not to Tell, The Winter People, and her latest, The Children on the Hill. She lives in Vermont with her partner, Drea, and their daughter, Zella.
Alma Katsu
Alma Katsu is the award-winning author of seven novels. Her latest is The Fervor, a reimagining of the Japanese internment that Booklist called “a stunning triumph” (starred) and Library Journal called “a must read for all, not just genre fans” (starred). Red Widow, her first espionage novel, is a nominee for the Thriller Writers Award for best novel, was a NYT Editors Choice, and is in development for a TV series.
Nathan Carson
Nathan Carson was raised on a goat farm in the backwoods of Mid-Valley Oregon but has called Portland home since 1997. His weird horror novella Starr Creek predicted the Stranger Things zeitgeist, and his graphic novel adaptation of Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows is being used as a study material at universities around the world. His short fiction has been published in a succession of quality anthologies and magazines. Carson is an accomplished music journalist, booking agent, FM radio DJ, founding member of the long-running doom band Witch Mountain, an Active Member of HWA, and a MOTH StorySlam Champion. More info at www.nathancarson.rocks