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Melanie Tem


MELANIE TEM's chronicles of the terrors that haunt families and the amazing resilience of the human spirit have collected a Bram Stoker award, a British Fantasy Award, and praise both here and abroad. Stephen King said of her first novel, Prodigal, "spectacular, far better than anything by new writers in the hardcover field." Dan Simmons declared it "A cry from the very heart of the heart of darkness . . . Melanie Tem may well be the literary successor to Shirley Jackson." David Morrell called her ghost novel Revenant "Hauntingly beautiful. Achingly on target." And of Black River, her latest novel published by Headline in England, the British critics said "Fascinating, overwhelming, compelling . . . Melanie Tem is one hell of a writer." (SFX) "One of the most resonant, moving novels of recent years . . . a near-masterpiece." (Darlington Northern Echo)
Anthologies containing stories by Melanie Tem
Skin of the SoulBest New Horror 2Dark Voices 3: The Pan Book of HorrorThe Mammoth Book of Vampires
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fifth Annual CollectionDark Voices 5: The Pan Book of HorrorThe Best of WhispersLittle Deaths
Peter S Beagle's Immortal Unicorn 2The Best New Horror 5Xanadu 3Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge
Great Writers and Kids Write Spooky StoriesDesire Burn: Women's Stories From the Dark Side of PassionPeter S Beagle's Immortal UnicornSisters of the Night
Dark Terrors 3Going Postal100 Twisted Little Tales of TormentSilver Birch, Blood Moon
Isaac Asimov's Mother's DayDark Terrors 5
Short stories
The Rock
The Better Half (1989)
Resettling (1989) (with Steve Rasnic Tem)
The Co-op (1990)
Lightning Rod (1990)
Christmas with Jeremy (1991)
Secrets (1991)
The Tenth Scholar (1991) (with Steve Rasnic Tem)
Wilding [short story] (1992)
Jenny (1993)
Phantom (1993)
Safe at Home (1993) (with Steve Rasnic Tem)
Fingers (1994)
The Marriage (1994) (with Steve Rasnic Tem)
Half-Grandma (1995)
House Full of Hearts (1995) (with Joseph R Tem)
Intimates (1995)
Mama (1995) (with Steve Rasnic Tem)
Nvumbi (1995) (with Steve Rasnic Tem)
Wife of Fifty Years (1995)
Witch-Light [short story] (1996) (with Nancy Holder)
Aunt Libby's Grave (1997)
Loving Delia (1997)
Hagoday (1998)
Sweet (1998)
Alicia (2000)
The Man on the Ceiling [short story] (2000) (with Steve Rasnic Tem)Bram Stoker (nominee)

Bram Stoker First Novel nominee (1992) : Prodigal
Bram Stoker nominee (2001) : The Man on the Ceiling [short story]

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