Le Pacte Des Suicides (COVENANT) wins the Masterton Award in France!

YESTERDAY, I WAS SURPRISED (and pleased!) to learn that the translation edition of my first novel, Covenant, won the Masterton Award in France! Translated by Thomas Bauduret and released in France by Riviere Blanche as Le Pacte Des Suicides, the novel was chosen in the Translated Novels category.

The Masterton Awards recognize excellence in publications in French “fantastic” literature. Previous winners in the translation category include Joe Hill, China Miéville, Gary Braunbeck, José Carlos Somoza, Isaka Kotaro, Jack Ketchum, Guillermo Del Toro and more.

The award announcement site is here:

A translation of the announcement post reads:

The members of the jury of the Prix Masterton have the immense pleasure to announce the winners of this year.

French novels
Emmanuel Delporte: Stalingrad, editions the drunk-book

Novels translated
John Everson: The Covenant of Suicide, Editions White River (translated by Thomas Bauduret)

Anthology Dark Felines, luciferines editions

It was certainly an unexpected honor, but I hope it will help new readers to discover the French edition of Covenant.

Le Pacte Des Suicides is available in France through Riviere Blanche here:


About John Everson

John Everson is a Bram Stoker Award-winning horror author with more than 100 published short stories and 14 novels of horror and dark fantasy currently in print. His first novel, Covenant, won the Bram Stoker Award for a First Novel in 2005. His sixth novel, NightWhere, was a Bram Stoker Finalist in 2013. Its sequel, The Night Mother, was released in June 2023.

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