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's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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