Alessandro Manzetti (Rome, Italy) is a Bram Stoker Award-winning (and 7-time nominee) author, editor, and translator of horror fiction and dark poetry whose work has been published extensively in Italian, 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 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 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 novel Calcutta Horror (2019)
Forthcoming books in English: The Radioactive Bride (Collection, Necro Publications, Q3 2019), New Sodom (Novel, Necro Publications, Q2 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, and UK magazines, such as Dark Moon Digest, Splatterpunk Zine, Disturbed Digest, Space and Time Magazine, Weird Tales, The Horror Zine, Illumen, Devolution Z, Hinnom Magazine, Recompose, Polu Texni, Nothing's Sacred Vol. 4, and anthologies such as Splatterpunk Forever, Best Hardcore Horror of the Year Vol. 2 and Vol. 4, The Big Book of Blasphemy, Bones III, Rhysling Anthology (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. 3 and 4, The Beauty of Death Vol 1 and 2, Mar Dulce, I Sogni del Diavolo, Danze Eretiche Vol. 2, Il Buio Dentro, Sorrow, Midnight Under the Big Top,.
Awards & Nominations
• Bram Stoker Award 2015 Winner
• Elgin Award 2019 Winner
• 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
• This Is Horror Awards 2017 Nominee
• Rhysling Award 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Nominee
• Elgin Award 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Nominee
• HWA Specialty Press Award Winner (as CEO & Editor-in-Chief)
Furthermore, he received 20 honorable mentions (for stories and poems) in Ellen Datlow's 'The Best Horror of the Year' Vol. 7-8-9-10.
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