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Handling the Undead

Handling the Undead

Author(s): John Ajvide Lindqvist

Location(s): Stockholm

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): early 2000s

Something very peculiar is happening in Stockholm. There’s a heatwave on and people cannot turn their lights out or switch their appliances off. Then the terrible news breaks. In the city morgue, the dead are waking up…What do they want? What everybody wants: to come home. Handling the Undead is a story about our greatest fear and about a love that defies death. Following his success with Let the Right One In, this novel too has been a bestseller in his native Sweden

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021