The Horror Writers Association has announced that this year’s recipient of their highest honour, the Lifetime Achievement Award, will be Graham Masterton.
He will receive the award at StokerCon 2019 which will be held at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“Members on the selection committee have fond memories of Masterton’s books. Graham Masterton has influenced many horror writers. We are truly thrilled to bestow him with this award.”Lisa Morton – HWA President
Graham’s work is known and celebrated around the world but he is now perhaps best known in Poland. His horror novels were introduced to Poland in 1989 by his late wife Wiescka and he is now one of the country’s most celebrated award-winning authors.
He has established an award for short stories written by inmates in Polish prisons, Nagroda Grahama Mastertona “W Więzieniu Pisane”.
The man himself had this to say about the award:
“At the age of 10, I discovered how to give my friends a tingle of fear by writing a short story about a man who was decapitated but walked around singing “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” out of his severed neck. That’s how my career in horror began. I am gratified that all these years later my tingling has been recognized by the Horror Writers Association.”