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David A. Sutton lives in Birmingham, England. The recipient of the World Fantasy Award, The International Horror Guild Award and twelve British Fantasy Awards for editing magazines and anthologies ("Fantasy Tales", "Dark Voices: The Pan Book of Horror" and "Dark Terrors: The Gollancz Book of Horror").
His first professional anthologies were "New Writings in Horror & the Supernatural" (two volumes) and "The Satyr's Head & Other Tales of Terror". More recently he has edited two themed anthologies, "Phantoms of Venice" and "Houses on the Borderland".
He has also been a genre fiction writer since the 1960s. Some early stories appeared in the horror small press in the 1970s, including in "World of Horror", "Dark Horizons" and "Cthulhu". Respected editor Hugh Lamb chose stories for two W. H. Allen anthologies in the 1970s, "The Taste of Fear" and "Cold Fear" and these provided the first high profile showcase for his work. Since then his fiction has been selected by, amongst other esteemed editors, Rosemary Pardoe ("More Ghosts & Scholars"), Francesco Cova ("Kadath"), Robert M. Price ("The New Lovecraft Circle"), Gary William Crawford ("Gothic"), Charles Grant ("Final Shadows"), Dave Reeder ("Skeleton Crew"), Mike Ashley ("The Merlin Chronicles") and Stephen Jones ("Best New Horror" 2 and 7, "The Mammoth Book of Werewolves"). More recent appearances have been in "When Graveyards Yawn", "The Black Book of Horror" 1 and 2, "Dark Reign" (eBook), "Dead Ends", "Subtle Edens: The Elastic Book of Slipstream", "The Black Book of Horror" 4 and in "The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows". 'The Fisherman' was selected by Stephen Jones for "The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror" 19. His debut short story collection is "Clinically Dead & Other Tales of the Supernatural" from Screaming Dreams.
David's small press, Shadow Publishing, has issued several collections and anthologies over the past year or so, notably "Horror! Under The Tombstone", "The Female of the Species" by Richard Davis and "The Whispering Horror" by Eddy C. Bertin.