Exciting news!

Naben Ruthnum’s horror novella HELPMEET has been chosen as a finalist for Best Novella in the 2023 World Fantasy Awards!

The World Fantasy Awards are a set of awards given each year for the best fantasy fiction published during the previous calendar year. Organized and overseen by the World Fantasy Convention, the awards are given each year at the eponymous annual convention as the central focus of the event.

To see the full list of finalists, click here: https://locusmag.com/2023/07/2023-world-fantasy-awards-finalists/

The novella HELPMEET is set in the 1900’s, and Louise Wilk is taking her dying husband home to Buffalo where he grew up. Dr. Edward Wilk is wasting away from an aggressive and debilitating malady. But it’s becoming clearer that his condition isn’t exactly a disease, but a phase of existence that seeks to transform and ultimately possess him.

Award-winning author and screenwriter Naben Ruthnum’s first novel Find You in the Dark, was an instant bestseller, an Arthur Ellis Awards finalist for Best First Novel and optioned for TV. It sold in the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Germany, and Spain. His second thriller, Your Life Is Mine, was also an instant bestseller. He is the author of the narrative nonfiction book CURRY: Eating, Reading, and Race, and his debut literary fiction novel A HERO OF OUR TIME was released by M&S Penguin Random House Canada in 2022 and has been optioned for TV. His horror novella HELPMEET was nominated for a World Fantasy Award and optioned for film, and his debut YA novel THE GRIMMER is forthcoming with ECW Press in 2023.

Naben is represented by Samantha Haywood.

Congratulations Naben!