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Norman Partridge


(b.1958)

Norman Partridges fiction includes horror, suspense, and the fantasticsometimes all in one story says his friend Joe Lansdale. His compact, thrill-a-minute style has been praised by Stephen King and Peter Straub, and his fiction has received three Bram Stokers and two IHG awards.

Partridges career launched a series of firsts during the indie press boom of the early nineties. His first short story appeared in the second issue of Cemetery Dance, and his debut novel, Slippin into Darkness, was the first original novel published by CD. Partridges chapbook Spyder was one of Subterranean Presss inaugural titles, while his World Fantasy-nominated collection, Bad Intentions, was the first hardcover in the Subterranean book line.

Since then, Partridge has published pair of critically acclaimed suspense novels featuring ex-boxer Jack Baddalach for Berkley Prime Crime (Saguaro Riptide and The Ten-Ounce Siesta), comics for Mojo and DC, and a series novel (The Crow: Wicked Prayer) which was adapted for the screen. His award-winning collections include Mr. Fox and Other Feral Tales and The Man with the Barbed-Wire Fists. Partridges latest novel, Dark Harvest, was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Books of 2006.

Whether working in mainstream markets or the independent press, Partridges vivid, exuberant writing style has made him a fan favorite. Never content to be pigeon-holed as a writer, Partridge continues to defy categorization. A third-generation Californian, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Canadian writer Tia V. Travis.

Genres: Horror
 
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Short stories
The Cut Man (1991)
Guignoir (1991)
Apotropaics (1992)
Return of the Shroud (1992)
Tombstone Moon (1992)
The Man with the Barbed-Wire Fists (1993)
Do Not Hasten to Bid Me Adieu (1994)
Harvest (1994)
She's My Witch (1994)
Spyder [short story] (1994)
The Bars on Satan's Jailhouse [short story] (1995)
The Pack (1995)
Styx (1995)
Undead Origami (1995)
An Eye for an Eye (1996)
Bucket of Blood (1997)
Blackbirds (1998)
The Mojave Two-step (1999)


Awards
Bram Stoker Best Collection winner (1993) : Mr Fox and Other Feral Tales
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1993) : Mr Fox and Other Feral Tales
Bram Stoker Best Collection winner (2002) : The Man with the Barbed Wire Fists