Brian Evenson

Awards:

  • In 2012, his collection Windeye was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award.
  • In 2012, his novel Immobility was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award.
  • In 2010, his novel Last Days won the ALA/RUSA prize for Best Horror novel of 2009.
  • In 2010, his short story collection Fugue State was a finalist for the 2009 World Fantasy Award.
  • In 2009, his novel Last Days was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award.
  • In 2007, The Open Curtain was also a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award.
  • In 1998, he received an O. Henry Award for his story “Two Brothers”.
  • In 1995, Evenson received a Creative Writer’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Works of Fiction: A Collapse of Horses: Stories (forthcoming 2016), The Lords of Salem as B.K. Evenson, with Rob Zombie (March 2013), Dead Space: Catalyst as B.K. Evenson (October 2012) Windeye: Stories (June 2012), Immobility (April 2012, Tor Books), Dead Space: Martyr as B.K. Evenson (2010), Fugue State (2009), Last Days (2009), Aliens: No Exit as B.K. Evenson (2008), The Open Curtain (2008), The Wavering Knife: Stories (2004), Father of Lies (1998), Prophets and Brothers (1997), Din of Celestial Birds (1997), Altmann’s Tongue (1994).

Works of Non-Fiction: Ed vs. Yummy Fur (or, What Happens When a Serial Comic Becomes a Graphic Novel) (2014), Understanding Robert Coover (2003).

Works of Translation: Prisoner of the Vampires of Mars by Gustave Le Rouge [co-translated with David Beus] (2015), Incidents in the Night by David B.[co-translated with Sarah Evenson] (2014), The Botanical Garden by Jean Frémon (2012), The Last of the Egyptians by Gerard Macé (2011), In the Time of the Blue Ball by Manuela Draeger [co-translated with Valerie Evenson] (2011), Bunker Anatomy by Christophe Claro (2010), Donogoo-Tonka, or the Miracles of Science by Jules Romain (2009), “The Paradoxes of Robert Ryman” by Jean Frémon (2008) Electric Flesh by Christophe Claro (2006), Red Haze by Christian Gailly [co-translated with David Beus] (2005), Mountain Rby Jacques Jouet (2004), Giacometti: Three Essays by Jacques Dupin (2003), The Passion of Martin Fissel Brandt by Christian Gailly (2002),”Painting” by Jean Frémon (1999).

Recordings: Altmann’s Tongue by Brian Evenson with Xingu Hill & Tamarin (2005). Currently available from many legal mp3 sites (Amie Street, Emusic, iTunes, Amazon etc.). Also, available as a CD.

TEACHING: Evenson has taught at Oklahoma State University, Syracuse University and the University of Denver. From 2003 to 2015, Evenson was Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University but has accepted a new position to teach at CalArts starting in 2016. He has also been a keynote speaker and panelist in numerous writers’ conferences and festivals.

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Tausha Johnson, HWWT Programme Director, has a long history teaching creative writing throughout Europe, including courses and projects commissioned by the EU such as Write Now, Write Our Future, Sharp Quills and Literacy Theatre: Using Poetry and Performance in the Adult Workshop. In May 2014 she was invited to be the expert speaker on creative writing by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. She received her M.Litt in Creative Writing from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and holds a Baccalaureate in English Literature from UC Berkeley. Her poetry and prose have appeared in numerous literary journals and university publications, most recently HWA Poetry Showcase, Danse Macabre and Vine Leaves Literary Journal. She is the author of Writing Reloaded, a workshop companion for teachers and facilitators. Tausha has always been fascinated with literature that explores darker themes. While living a year in Japan, Tausha studied classical Japanese writing forms with an emphasis in traditional Japanese ghost stories. If asked to list her influences, it would look something like this: E.A. Poe, Flannery O’Conner, Shirley Jackson, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oats, Margaret Atwood, Donna Tartt, and Haruki Murakami. Among the contemporary poets, she’s draw to the hauntingly playful poems of Zachary Schomburg, the magical realism of Lucia Perillo, the surrealism of Aase Berge, the dark, fantastical poems by Carol Ann Duffy and countless horror poets, among them Helen Marshall and Christina Sng. Tausha’s most recent writing looks at the darker side of human nature, including human cruelty, mental instability and breakdown as well as superstitions and belief in the supernatural. Originally from Idaho, she has spent the past thirteen years living and writing in Europe. She now lives in Spain with two black cats and a Spanish mastin that has a striking resemblance to Cujo. She blogs at http://killyourdarlingswriter.com/

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Ina Lolescu, Programme Coordinator and host, Ina oversees all administrative and logistical tasks for the workshop. For more than a decade, she has coordinated and organized many projects and events on national and international levels, including projects with The European Commission and the Council of Europe, as well as various international NGOs. She is also our Romanian guide and organizer. Native to Romania, she will facilitate communication with the locals, both those living and non-living. She would like to use this space to remind you to bring plenty of garlic and crucifixes for your stay.

“Vă invit acasă la mine, acasă la Dracula.”

“I read that every known superstition in the world is gathered into the horseshoe of the Carpathians, as if it were the centre of some sort of imaginative whirlpool; if so my stay may be very interesting.” – Dracula, Bram Stoker

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