Edo van Belkom

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Edo van Belkom (born 1962) is a Canadian author of horror fiction.

Early life and education[edit]

Edo van Belkom was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1962.[1] Van Belkom graduated from York University with an honors degree in Creative Writing.[1] He worked as a daily newspaper sports and police reporter for five years, and then became a full-time freelance writer in 1992.[1] He has also taught short story writing for the Peel Board of Education, been an instructor at Sheridan College, and has lectured on horror and fantasy writing at the University of Toronto and Ryerson Polytechnic University.[1]

Career[edit]

He is the author of the novels the Dragonlance setting novel Lord Soth (1997),[1] Wyrm Wolf,[2] Mister Magick,[1] Teeth, Martyrs, Scream Queen, Army of the Dead, and Wolf Pack, amongst others. He is also the editor of Aurora Awards: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Science Fiction (1999).

He has published over 140 stories of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery to such magazines as Parsec, Storyteller, On Spec, and RPM, and the anthologies Northern Frights 1, 2, 3, 4, Shock Rock 2, Fear Itself, Hot Blood 4, 6, Dark Destiny, Crossing the Line, Truth Until Paradox, Alternate Tyrants, The Conspiracy Filed, Brothers of the Night, Robert Bloch's Psychos, Year's Best Horror Stories 20, and Best American Erotica 1999.[1] His short story collection, Death Drives a Semi, which features twenty of his stories, was published by Quarry Press in 1998.[1] His nonfiction book Northern Dreamers: Interviews with Famous Authors of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, published by Quarry Press in 1998, features interviews with twenty-two of the best writers in Canada.[1] He also wrote a how-to book, Writing Horror.[3]

He was hired as an on-air host at Scream-TV in 2001.[3]

Awards[edit]

Wyrm Wolf is a Locus bestseller and a finalist for the 1995 First Novel Bram Stoker Award.[1] In 1997 he won the Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association for "Rat Food" (co-authored with David Nickle).[1][4] His story, "The Rug" was a 1998 Stoker finalist.[1] Other stories have twice been nominated for both the Aurora Award and the Arthur Ellis Award (presented by the Crime Writers of Canada).[1] He has also won the Ontario Library Association's Silver Birch award.

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Brampton, Ontario, with his wife Roberta and son Luke.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Edo Van Belkom". Archived from the original on Feb 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ Pen & Paper listing for Edo van Belkom
  3. ^ a b Keene, Brian (December 2001). "Oh, the horror!", Science Fiction Chronicle 22 (12): 55.
  4. ^ Volmers, Eric (March 26, 2003). "Fright king takes on horrors of rejection: Success as writer can be a long, hard road, Edo van Belkom tells Guelph students", Guelph Mercury, p. B6.

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