Jonathan Samuel Carroll's twelve novels, two long novellas, and assorted short stories – most of them collected in The Panic Hand (German transl. 1989, US edition 1996) – straddle the fence between genre and mainstream writing; just which genre exactly is hard to tell. The fact that Carroll was nominated nine times for the World Fantasy Award and four times for the British Fantasy Award, that his short story “Friend's Best Man” (1988) and his collection The Panic Hand (1995) each won a Bram Stoker Award, and that his novel Outside the Dog Museum (1991) won a British Fantasy Award, place Carroll in the neighborhood of the modern fantastic, perhaps of magical realism or the contemporary Gothic. Genre audiences …
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Hantke, Steffen. "Jonathan Carroll". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 April 2004
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