The Horror Writers Association has announced that Alan Moore and George A. Romero will be the recipients of its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards.
“Alan Moore is a giant of speculative literature who has irrevocably transformed public perception of what a comic or graphic novel can be, whether Batman: The Killing Joke or fully imagined original worlds such as Watchmen and From Hell. From dark heroes to darker villains, Moore’s unflinching boldness makes him one of today’s greatest and most influential horror writers,” said Patrick Frievald, head of the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee.
“George A. Romero’s career has had an incalculable impact on horror and dark fiction. Few writers can claim to have launched a cultural phenomenon, and fewer still have transformed the modern perceptions of what an iconic monster is and should be. From movies to TV to video games, one might be hard-pressed to find a horror writer who has not benefited from and has been influenced by his body of work.”
The awards will be presented at StokerCon in Las Vegas on May 14, 2016.