At the third-annual Annual Black Quill Awards last week, novelist Gillian Flynn won the Editor’s Choice award for Dark Genre Novel of the Year with Dark Places. Author Dan Simmons nabbed Readers’ Choice for the same category with his novel Drood.
In addition, the awards ceremony gave out two book trailer awards. Producer John Palisano won the Readers’ Choice award for the spooky trailer embedded above for Gary Braunbeck’s Far Dark Fields. Filmmaker JT Petty won Editors Choice for the trailer he created for his wife Sarah Langan and her novel, Audrey’s Door.
The complete list of winners is embedded after the jump. Here’s more from the release: “First-time nominees fared well in this yearâ€™s Black Quills, with Paul G. Bens Jr. taking top honors in the BEST SMALL PRESS CHILL category (Editor’s Choice) and Stoker Award-winner Lisa Morton scoring an Editors’ Choice nod for her editing work on MIDNIGHT WALK in the BEST DARK GENRE ANTHOLOGY category. Jameson Currier snagged an Editors’ Choice award for BEST DARK GENRE FICTION COLLECTION for THE HAUNTED HEART AND OTHER TALES, while David Nickle picked up the Readers’ Choice award in that same category for MONSTROUS AFFECTIONS.”