Linda Addison Wins HWA’s Lifetime Achievement

The Diversity Panel at StokerCon 2016, from left: me, Linda Addison, Sumiko Saulson, Ellen Datlow, Greg Herren and Lucy A. Snyder.

Linda Addison was selected as the winner of the Horror Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017.

I can boast that I know Linda personally—but so can everybody—which is why the award is so well deserved.

Linda has been a driving strength behind the horror and speculative writing genres with an incredible list of achievements.

Despite her obvious talent and place at the top of our genre’s VIPs, Linda always seems to have time to pass out encouragement and advice.

I took her poetry workshop at StokerCon 2016 and walked away with a new concept of what poetry is and what it can accomplish. She opens doors and lends a hand to so many, it is wonderful to see her recognized for all she does. She is an asset to all of us.

Congratulations to Linda Addison for a lifetime of achievement!

Read the official announcement here.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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