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Alessandro Manzetti

Alessandro Manzetti

             

Linda D. Addison born in Philadelphia, PA is an American poet and writer Alessandro Manzetti (Rome, Italy) is a Two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author (and 12 time nominated), editor, scriptwriter and essayst of horror fiction and dark poetry whose work has been published extensively (more than 40 books) in Italian and English, including novels, short and long fiction, poetry, essays, graphic novels and collections.

English publications include his novels Shanti - The Sadist Heaven (2019) and Naraka - The Ultimate Human Breeding (2018), the novella The Keeper of Chernobyl (2019), the collections The Radioactive Bride (2020), The Garden of Delight (2017), The Monster, the Bad and the Ugly (2016, with Paolo Di Orazio), and The Massacre of the Mermaids (2015), the poetry collections Whitechapel Rhapsody (2020), The Place of Broken Things (2019, with Linda D. Addison), War (2018, with Marge Simon), No Mercy (2017), Sacrificial Nights (2016, with Bruce Boston) Eden Underground (2015), Venus Intervention (2014, with Corrine de Winter), and the graphic novels Calcutta Horror (2019) and Her Life Matters (2020)

He edited the anthologies The Beauty of Death (2016), The Beauty of Death Vol. 2 - Death by Water (2017, with Jodi Renee Lester) and Monsters of Any Kind (2018, with Daniele Bonfanti)

His stories and poems have appeared in Italian, USA, UK, Australian and Polish magazines, such as Dark Moon Digest, Splatterpunk Zine, Disturbed Digest, Space and Time, Weird Tales, The Horror Zine, Illumen, Devolution Z, Hinnom, Recompose, Polu Texni, Nothing's Sacred, Okolica Strachu, and anthologies such as Splatterpunk Forever, Best Hardcore Horror of the Year Vol. 2, 4, 5, 6, The Big Book of Blasphemy, Midnight Under the Big Top, Bones III, Rhysling Anthology (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. 3 and 4, The Beauty of Death Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Mar Dulce, I Sogni del Diavolo, Danze Eretiche Vol. 2, Il Buio Dentro, Sorrow, Pandemonium.

​Awards and Nominations:
* Bram Stoker Awards 2019 winner
* Bram Stoker Awards 2015 winner
* SFPA Elgin Awards 2019 winner
* Bram Stoker Awards 2020 two-time nominee
* Bram Stoker Awards 2019 three-time nominee
* Bram Stoker Awards 2018 nominee
* Bram Stoker Awards 2017 two-time nominee
* Bram Stoker Awards 2016 two-time nominee
* Bram Stoker Awards 2014 nominee
* Splatterpunk Awards 2019 nominee
* Splatterpunk Awards 2018 nominee
* Rhysling Awards 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 nominee
* Elgin Awards 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 nominee
* This Is Horror Awards 2017 nominee
* HWA Specialty Press Award 2017 winner (as CEO of Independent Legions Press)

​Furthermore, he received 21 Honorable Mentions (for stories and poems) in Ellen Datlow's 'The Best Horror of the Year' Vol. 7-8-9-10-12

​He has translated works by Ramsey Campbell, Richard Laymon, Poppy Z. Brite, Edward Lee, Graham Masterton, Gary Braunbeck, Gene O'Neill, Lisa Morton, Lucy Snyder, H. P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe.

​He is the CEO & Founder of Independent Legions Publishing, editor of 'Molotov Magazine' and 'Illégale Magazine' (in Italian), HWA Active member and a former HWA Board of Trustees member. In 2021 he served the Science Fiction Poetry Association as the Rhysling Award Chair.

Website: www.battiago.com

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