Congratulations to One Story writer Kevin Wilson (“Worst-Case Scenario”, issue #42) for winning the Shirley Jackson Single-Author Collection Award for his short story collection Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Harper Perennial)!
The Shirley Jackson Award honors authors who have a knack for “psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic,” according to the award’s webpage. Despite Wilson’s conviction, “I’m not going to win,” his collection of short stories Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, which features “Worst-Case Scenario”, is more than deserving of this prize.
It is perhaps Wilson’s simultaneous humility and confidence as a writer that allow him to explore the complexity of his characters’ understanding of themselves and their relationships with one another. Stay tuned for a more detailed upcoming post about Wilson’s award-winning short stories.