Lyudmila Petrushevskaya's book "There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales" has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award.
Fairy tales by Petrushevskaya were translated into English and published by the Penguin publishing house in 2009. The book applied for the award in the "Collections" category. The Russian author's rivals are Peter Beagle, Brian Evenson, Barbara Roden, Paul Witcover and Gene Wolfe.
The collection received enthusiastic reviews in the English-speaking press. Petrushevskaya's fairy tales were compared to both Leo Tolstoy's fables and Samuel Beckett's plays.
Winners in all categories will be announced at the award ceremony at the end of October.
The World Fantasy Award was established in 1975. Over the years Ursula K. Le Guin, Patrick Suskind and Haruki Murakami have been named winners.
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