CALGARY, Alta. — Edo van Belkom’s Teeth, a horror novel set in Brampton, Ont. has been named one of five finalists for the Aurora Award in the English Long-Form (novel) category.
The author is perhaps best known in trucking circles for his monthly fictional serial Mark Dalton: Owner/Operator, which regularly graces the pages of Truck News.
It’s the second honor for Teeth, published by Meisha Merlin of Atlanta, as earlier this year the trade publication SF Chronicle named Teeth one of the 20 best horror novels of 2001.
Edo van Belkom won an Aurora Award in 1999 for his short story “Hockey’s Night In Canada” and has also won a Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association.
Since Teeth was published in the spring of 2001, van Belkom has followed it up with the short story collection Six-inch Spikes, and a new novel Martyrs, which is also set in Canada at a fictitious Jesuit College in Northern Ontario.
The Aurora Awards will be presented during ConVersion 19 (www.conversion.org) on the weekend of Aug. 9-11 in Calgary.
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