Saturday, July 27, 2013

Prizing a Pulp Insider

Tonight, on the third day of the PulpFest gathering in Columbus, Ohio, Garyn G. Roberts was named the winner of the 2013 Munsey Award. That commendation takes its moniker from early pulp-fiction publisher Frank A. Munsey and is presented annually “to a person who has worked for the betterment of the pulp community.”

According to a news release from the convention, “Garyn has worked in the field of higher education for many years, teaching English and popular culture studies. He is also an unabashed fan of the pulps. Garyn has written extensively about the pulps, both professionally and as a fan. He has edited or co-edited some of the best collections from the pulps including A Cent a Story: The Best from Ten Detective Aces, More Tales of the Defective Detective in the Pulps, The Compleat Adventures of the Moon Man, The Magical Mysteries of Don Diavolo, and The Compleat Great Merlini Saga. His insightful essays in these books and elsewhere have led to a greater understanding of the pulps both inside and outside of the pulp community.”

A full list of this year’s nominees is here.

READ MORE:Con Report: PulpFest 2013,” by Walker Martin (Mystery*File).

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