Manzetti, Alessandro

Awards:

Independent Legions Press, Specialty Press Award, 2017

Eden Underground (Crystal Lake Publishing), Poetry Collection, 2015

Nominations:

The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water (Independent Legions Publishing), Anthology, 2017

No Mercy (Crystal Lake Publishing), Poetry Collection, 2017

The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing), Anthology, 2016

Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria), Poetry Collection, 2016

Venus Intervention (Kipple Officina Libraria), Poetry Collection, 2014

BIO: Alessandro Manzetti is a Bram Stoker Award-winning 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, and collections.
 
English publications include his novel Naraka – The Ultimate Human Breeding, the collections The Garden of DelightThe Massacre of the Mermaids and The Monster, the Bad and the Ugly (with Paolo Di Orazio), the poetry collections War (with Marge Simon), No Mercy, Eden UndergroundSacrificial Nights (with Bruce Boston), and Venus Intervention (with Corrine de Winter). He edited the anthologies The Beauty of Death Vol 1 and The Beauty of Death Vol. 2 – Death by Water (with Jodi Renee Lester).
 
His stories and poems have appeared in Italian, USA, and UK magazines, such as Dark Moon Digest, The Horror Zine, Disturbed Digest, Illumen, Devolution Z, Recompose, Polu Texni, Nothing’s Sacred Vol. 4, and anthologies, such as Bones IIIRhysling Anthology (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. 3and 4, The Beauty of Death Vol 1 and 2, Best Hardcore Horror of the Year vol. 2, Mar DulceI Sogni del DiavoloDanze Eretiche vol. 2Il Buio Dentro, and many others.
 
Awards and Nominations:
• Bram Stoker Awards 2015 winner
• Bram Stoker Awards 2017 two-time nominee
• Bram Stoker Awards 2016 two-time nominee
• Bram Stoker Awards 2014 nominee
• Splatterpunk Award 2018 nominee
• Rhysling Award 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 nominee
• Elgin Award 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 nominee
 
Furthermore, he received 15 Honorable Mentions (for stories and poems) in Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year’ Vol. 7-8-9. He has translated works by Ramsey Campbell, Richard Laymon, Poppy Z. Brite, Edward Lee, Graham Masterton, Gary Braunbeck, Gene O’Neill, Lisa Morton, and Lucy Snyder.
 
He is the owner and editor-in-chief of Independent Legions Publishing, recipient of the HWA Specialty Press Award 2017.
 
Website: www.battiago.com