Author photo by Seth Scranton-Morgan
Bram Stoker Award winning author of horror fiction and dark poetry, editor and translator, Alessandro’s work has been published extensively in Italian, including novels, short and long fiction, poetry, essays, and collections. English publications include his collections The Monster, the Bad and the Ugly (co-written by Paolo Di Orazio),The Massacre of the Mermaids, The Shaman and Other Shadows, Dark Gates (co-written by Paolo Di Orazio), Stockholm Syndrome (co-written by Stefano Fantelli), and the poetry collections Eden Underground, Venus Intervention and Sacrificial Nights (co-written with Bruce Boston). His stories and poems have appeared in Italian, USA and UK magazines and anthologies, such as Dark Moon Digest, The Horror Zine, Disturbed Digest, Illumen Magazine, Devolution Z Magazine, Recompose Magazine, Polu Texni Magazine, Bones III Anthology, Rhysling Anthology (2015 and 2016), HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. III, The Beauty of Death, Mar Dulce, I Sogni del Diavolo, Danze Eretiche Vol. 2, Il Buio Dentro and many others.
His dark poetry collection Eden Underground won the Bram Stoker Award 2015 and was nominated for the Elgin Award 2016. His dark poetry collection Venus Intervention (co-written by Corrine de Winter) was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award 2014 and the Elgin Award 2015. Some of his poems were nominated for the Rhysling Award 2015 and 2016. Six of his stories were recommended by Ellen Datlow for the Best Horror of the Year Vol. 7, and two of his poems made the long list of the Honorable Mentions for The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 8.
He has translated works by Ramsey Campbell, Richard Laymon, Poppy Z. Brite, Edward Lee, Graham Masterton, Gary Braunbeck, Gene O’Neill, Lisa Morton and Lucy Snyder. He is the owner and editor-in-chief of Independent Legions Publishing, HWA Active Member, Italy Representative and member of the Board of Trustees.
More about Alessandro at his website: http://www.battiago.com/biography.html