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Sunand Tryambak Joshi (born June 22, 1958) is an American writer, musician, and scholar interested in weird and fantastic fiction. He has published a lengthy biography of H. P. Lovecraft, I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft.[1][2] Joshi lives in Seattle, Washington.

S. T. Joshi
S. T. Joshi (2002 promotional photo)
S. T. Joshi (2002 promotional photo)
Born (1958-06-22) June 22, 1958 (age 61)
Pune, India
CitizenshipUnited States since 1978
SubjectWeird fiction


His literary criticism focuses upon the worldviews of authors. His The Weird Tale looks at horror and fantasy writing by Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, Dunsany, M. R. James, Bierce and Lovecraft.[3]

The Modern Weird Tale examines modern writers, including Shirley Jackson, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King, Robert Aickman, Thomas Ligotti, T. E. D. Klein and others, from a similar viewpoint. The Evolution of the Weird Tale (2004), includes essays on Dennis Etchison, L. P. Hartley, Les Daniels, E. F. Benson, Rudyard Kipling, David J. Schow, Robert Bloch, L. P. Davies, Edward Lucas White, Rod Serling, Poppy Z. Brite and others. Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (published in two volumes, 2012 by PS Publishing) is a history of supernatural fiction from Gilgamesh.

Joshi and David E. Schultz edited volumes of Lovecraft's letters with Necronomicon Press (including those to Robert Bloch, Henry Kuttner, Samuel Loveman and Vincent Starrett); for Night Shade Books (Mysteries of Time and Spirit: Letters to Donald Wandrei) and Letters from New York; and for University of Tampa Press (O Fortunate Floridian: Letters to Robert H. Barlow).

Joshi and Schultz are now progressively issuing volumes through Hippocampus Press H. P. Lovecraft's letters to correspondents. Lovecraft's letters to Rheinhart Kleiner; Alfred Galpin; August Derleth (2 volumes); Robert E. Howard (2 volumes); James F. Morton; Elizabeth Toldridge & Anne Tillery Renshaw; F. Lee Baldwin, Duane Rimel & Nils Frome; J. Vernon Shea, Carl F. Strauch & Lee McBride White; Robert Bloch; and Clark Ashton Smith have been published.

Joshi edited the five-volume set of Lovecraft's Collected Essays issued by Hippocampus Press from 2004 to 2006. He edited two annotated volumes of Lovecraft's best work for Dell books (the second with Peter H. Cannon). He and David E. Schultz edited the collected poetry of Clark Ashton Smith, issued by Hippocampus Press (3 volumes, 2007–2008) and the collected poetry of George Sterling (3 volumes, 2013).

Joshi was general editor of Cthulhu Mythos works from Perilous Press, including works by Michael Shea and Brian Stableford. The first publication was Shea's Copping Squid and Other Mythos Tales (2009), with Stableford's volume titled The Womb of Time (two Mythos novellas).

Joshi has published on atheism, including Documents of American Prejudice (1999), an annotated collection of American racist writings; In Her Place (2006), which collects written examples of prejudice against women; and Atheism: A Reader (2000), which collects atheistic writings by Antony Flew, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, Gore Vidal and Carl Sagan, among others. An Agnostic Reader, collecting pieces by Isaac Asimov, John William Draper, Albert Einstein, Frederic Harrison, Thomas Henry Huxley, Robert Ingersoll, Corliss Lamont, Arthur Schopenhauer and Edward Westermarck, was published in 2007.

Joshi published God's Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong (2003), an anti-religious polemic against various writers including C. S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, T.S. Eliot, William F. Buckley, Jr., William James, Stephen L. Carter, Annie Dillard, Reynolds Price, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Guenter Lewy, Neale Donald Walsch and Jerry Falwell. It is dedicated to theologian Robert M. Price.

In 2006 he published The Angry Right: Why Conservatives Keep Getting It Wrong, which criticized the political writings of such commentators as William F. Buckley, Jr., Russell Kirk, David and Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Phyllis Schlafly, William Bennett, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Irving Kristol and William Kristol, arguing that Americans have become steadily more liberal.

In 1987, Joshi became the fifth Official Editor of the Esoteric Order of Dagon.

Joshi has edited Lovecraft Studies (1979–2001) and Studies in Weird Fiction (1986–2005), both published by Necronomicon Press; and Studies in the Fantastic (2008–09), published by the University of Tampa Press. He is editor of Weird Fiction Review (Centipede Press; 2010), and the Hippocampus Press journals Spectral Realms (from 2014); Lovecraft Annual (from 2007); Nemesis (from 2016). He was formerly co-editor of Dead Reckonings (from 2007).

In 2011, Joshi became editor-in-chief of The American Rationalist magazine.

Personal lifeEdit

Joshi read Lovecraft starting at age 13 in a public library in Muncie, Indiana. He also read L. Sprague de Camp's biography of Lovecraft, Lovecraft: A Biography, on publication in 1975, and began thereafter to devote himself to Lovecraft.

Joshi received a B.A. (1980) and M.A. (1982) in classics at Brown University. He did some additional graduate school at Princeton University, from 1982 to 1984.

Joshi was raised in Illinois and Indiana. After Brown University, he spent time in New York, a senior editor at Chelsea House Publishers. Currently he lives in Seattle, Washington.[3] Joshi married Leslie Gary Boba on September 1, 2001.[3] They divorced in December 2010.[4] He married again to Mary Krawczak Wilson in 2014.

In August 2014, Joshi opposed the campaign to change the World Fantasy Award statuette from a bust of Lovecraft to one of African-American author Octavia Butler.[5]

The award has since been changed to one of a leafless tree in front of a moon in bronze designed by sculptor Vincent Villafranca.



Lovecraft and the Cthulhu MythosEdit

  • H. P. Lovecraft and Lovecraft Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1981). This volume is now superseded by Joshi's completely updated/revised edition: H.P. Lovecraft: A Comprehensive Bibliography (University of Tampa Press, 2009).
  • An Index to the Selected Letters of H. P. Lovecraft (Necronomicon Press, 1980; 2nd ed, 1991). (This indexes the five volumes of Lovecraft's letters published by Arkham House.)
  • H. P. Lovecraft (Starmont Reader's Guide 13) (Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, 1982).[6]
  • H.P. Lovecraft and Lovecraft Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography: Supplement, 1980-84 (with Leigh Blackmore) (Necronomicon Press, 1984).
  • H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West (Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, 1990).
  • H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press, 1996). (Paperback, with a 250 copy limited hardcover printing). A condensed version was issued as A Dreamer and a Visionary: H.P. Lovecraft in His Time (Liverpool University Press, 2001). The Necronomicon Press edition was reissued in 2004 (paperback) with a new Afterword by Joshi. A new revised/uncut edition (as I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft) (2 vols, hardcover) has been issued in 2010 (Hippocampus Press); this restores 150,000 words cut for space reasons from the original edition, and is also thoroughly revised and updated in regard to new information on Lovecraft that has come to light since 1996.
  • A Subtler Magick: The Writings and Philosophy of H. P. Lovecraft. (Wildside Press, December 1996). (A much revised and expanded version of Joshi's 1982 Starmont Guide on Lovecraft.)
  • An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia (with David E. Schultz) (Greenwood Press, 2001).[7]
  • Primal Sources: Essays on H. P. Lovecraft (New York: Hippocampus Press, 2003). ISBN 9780972164405.
  • The Rise and Fall of the Cthulhu Mythos (Poplar Bluff, MO: Mythos Books, 2008). ISBN 0-9789911-8-4. Revised/expanded edition as The Rise, Fall and Rise of the Cthulhu Mythos. NY: Hippocampus Press, 2015.


  • The Weird Tale (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990).
  • John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study (Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1990). (Nominated for the 1991 Anthony Award for "Best Critical / Non-fiction work".)[8]
  • Lord Dunsany: A Bibliography (with Darrell Schweitzer) (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1993).
  • Lord Dunsany: Master of the Anglo-Irish Imagination (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995).
  • The Core of Ramsey Campbell: A Bibliography & Reader's Guide (with Ramsey Campbell and Stefan Dziemianowicz) (West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press, 1995).
  • Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography (Arkham House, 1999). ISBN 9780870541766.
  • The Modern Weird Tale (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, [March] 2001). ISBN 9780786409860.
  • Ramsey Campbell and Modern Horror Fiction (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, [June] 2001).
  • God's Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, [June] 2003). ISBN 978-1-59102-080-6.
  • The Evolution of the Weird Tale (New York: Hippocampus Press, 2004). ISBN 978-0974878928.
  • The Angry Right: Why Conservatives Keep Getting It Wrong (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2006). ISBN 978-1-59102-463-7.
  • Gore Vidal: A Comprehensive Bibliography (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007). ISBN 0-8108-6001-5.
  • Emperors of Dreams: Some Notes on Weird Poetry (Sydney: P'rea Press, 2008). ISBN 978-0-9804625-3-1 (paperback, 500 copies); ISBN 978-0-9804625-4-8 (deluxe hardcover, 25 numbered & signed copies).
  • Classics and Contemporaries: Some Notes on Horror Fiction (New York: Hippocampus Press, 2009). ISBN 978-0-9814888-3-7.
  • Junk Fiction: America's Obsession with Bestsellers (San Bernardino, CA: Borgo Press, 2009). ISBN 978-1-4344-5713-4.
  • The Unbelievers: The Evolution of Modern Atheism (Prometheus Books, 2011). ISBN 9781616142360.
  • Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (2 vols) (Hornsea, UKPS Publishing, 2012; NY: Hippocampus Press, 2014).
  • Letters from Arkham. Hornsea, UK: PS Publishing, 2015. An edition of the correspondence between Ramsey Campbell and August Derleth.
  • Varieties of the Weird Tale. NY: Hippocampus Press, 2017.

Edited volumesEdit

Lovecraft and the Cthulhu MythosEdit

  • Uncollected Prose and Poetry by H. P. Lovecraft (with Marc A. Michaud) (3 vols, Necronomicon Press, 1978–1982).
  • H. P. Lovecraft in "The Eyrie" (with Marc A. Michaud) (Necronomicon Press, 1979).
  • H. P. Lovecraft: Four Decades of Criticism (Ohio State University Press, 1980).
  • The Private Life of H. P. Lovecraft by Sonia H. Davis (Sonia Greene) (Necronomicon Press, 1985, 1993).
  • Uncollected Letters by H. P. Lovecraft (Necronomicon Press, 1986).
  • The Dunwich Horror and Others (Arkham House, 1984).
  • At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels (Arkham House, 1985).
  • Dagon and Other Macabre Tales (Arkham House, 1986).
  • The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions (Arkham House, 1989).
  • An Epicure in the Terrible: A Centennial Anthology of Essays in Honour of H. P. Lovecraft (with David E. Schultz) (1991). (New revised edition forthcoming, Hippocampus Press, 2011.)
  • The H. P. Lovecraft Centennial Conference: Proceedings (Necronomicon Press, 1991).
  • H. P. Lovecraft in the Argosy (1994).
  • The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H. P. Lovecraft [The Illustrated/Annotated H.P. Lovecraft] (Necronomicon Press, 1994; 2nd revised ed, 1997).
  • Miscellaneous Writings by H. P. Lovecraft (Arkham House, 1995).
  • Caverns Measureless to Man: 18 Memoirs of Lovecraft (1996).
  • The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft (Dell Books, 1997).
  • More Annotated H.P. Lovecraft (with Peter H. Cannon) (Dell Books, 1999).
  • The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft (Penguin Classics No. 1, 1999).
  • Lord of a Visible World: An Autobiography in Letters by H. P. Lovecraft (Ohio University Press, 2000).
  • The Annotated Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraft (Hippocampus Press, 2000).
  • The Ancient Track: The Complete Poetical Works of H. P. Lovecraft (Night Shade Books, 2001).
  • The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft (Penguin Classics No. 2, 2001).
  • The Shadow Out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft (with David E. Schultz) (Corrected text ed, Hippocampus Press, 2003).
  • Collected Essays by H. P. Lovecraft (NY: Hippocampus Press, 5 vols, 2004–2007). Hippocampus have also issued a searchable CD-ROM version containing the complete 5 volumes of Lovecraft's essays on one disc.
  • The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft (Penguin Classics No. 3, 2005).
  • O Fortunate Floridian: H. P. Lovecraft's Letters to Robert H. Barlow (with David E. Schultz) (University of Tampa Press, 2007).
  • Essential Solitude: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth (2 volumes) (with David E. Schultz, 2008).
  • A Means to Freedom: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard (2 volumes) (with David E. Schultz and Rusty Burke, 2009).
  • Against Religion by H. P. Lovecraft. Introduction by Christopher Hitchens (Sporting Gentlemen, 2010). ISBN 9780578052489.
  • Black Wings: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror (PS Publishing, 2010). ISBN 9780857687821.
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward: Annotated Edition by H. P. Lovecraft. (University of Tampa Press, 2010).
  • The Annotated Revision and Collaborations of H. P. Lovecraft (forthcoming, Bloodletting Press, 2 vols.). Vol 1 is titled The Crawling Chaos.
  • A Weird Writer in Our Midst (Hippocampus Press, 2010). ISBN 978-0-9844802-1-0. Collection of criticism about Lovecraft by writers contemporary with Lovecraft.
  • The Crawling Chaos and Others: The Annotated Revisions and Collaborations of H. P. Lovecraft Volume 1 (Arcane Wisdom/Bloodletting Press, 2011).
  • Medusa's Coil and Others: The Annotated Revisions and Collaborations of H. P. Lovecraft Volume 2 (Arcane Wisdom/Bloodletting Press, 2012).
  • The Ghost of Fear and Others: H. P. Lovecraft's Favorite Horror Stories, Volume 1 (Arcane Wisdom, 2012).
  • Black Wings II (PS Publishing, 2012).
  • The Dead Valley and Others (H. P. Lovecraft's Favorite Horror Stories, Volume 2) (Arcane Wisdom, 2012).
  • Lovecraft's Library: A Catalogue (3rd ed., Hippocampus Press, 2012).
  • Black Wings III (PS Publishing, 2014).
  • A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (Centipede Press, 2014).
  • The Madness of Cthulhu (2 vol.) (Titan, 2014/2015).
  • Black Wings IV (PS Publishing, 2015).
  • Black Wings V (PS Publishing, 2016).

Works by others, reference works, etc.Edit

  • Collected Poems by Donald Wandrei (1988).
  • Nostalgia of the Unknown: The Complete Prose Poetry by Clark Ashton Smith (with Marc & Susan Michaud and Steve Behrends)(Necronomicon Press, 1988, 1993).
  • The Count of Thirty: A Tribute to Ramsey Campbell (1993). (Critical appreciations of Campbell by various authors.)
  • Best Ghost Stories by Bram Stoker (with Richard Dalby and Stefan Dziemianowicz) (1997).
  • A Night with Mephistopheles by Henry Ferris (1997).
  • The Line of Terror and Other Essays by Arthur Machen (Hobgoblin Press, 1997.)
  • The Complete John Silence Stories by Algernon Blackwood (Dover Books, 1998).
  • A Sole Survivor: Bits of Autobiography by Ambrose Bierce (with David E. Schultz) (1998).
  • Documents of American Prejudice (edited) (New York: Basic Books, 1999).
  • Great Weird Tales (Dover Books, 1999).
  • Collected Fables by Ambrose Bierce (2000).
  • Civil War Memories: Lost tales of the Civil War (Rutledge 2000; Gramercy 2003).
  • The Horror on the Stair and Other Weird Tales by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (2000).
  • The Monster Maker and Other Stories by W. C. Morrow (with Stefan Dziemianowicz) (2000).
  • The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (with David E. Schultz) (2000).
  • The Yellow Sign and Other Stories: The Complete Weird Tales of Robert W. Chambers by Robert W. Chambers (2000).
  • Atheism: A Reader (Prometheus Books, [October] 2000).
  • The Fall of the Republic and Other Political Satires by Ambrose Bierce (with David E. Schultz) (2000).
  • The Mark of the Beast and Other Horror Tales by Rudyard Kipling (Dover Books, 2000).
  • From Baltimore to Bohemia: The Letters of H. L. Mencken and George Sterling (2001).
  • The Three Impostors and Other Stories by Arthur Machen (2001).
  • The Return of the Soul and Other Stories by Robert S. Hichens (2001).
  • The Black Diamonds by Clark Ashton Smith (2002).
  • Great Tales of Terror (Dover Books, 2002).
  • H. L. Mencken on American Literature (2002).
  • Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories by Algernon Blackwood (2002).
  • H. L. Mencken on Religion (2002).
  • Eyes of the God by R. H. Barlow (with Douglas A. Anderson and David E. Schultz) (2002).
  • Ramsey Campbell, Probably by Ramsey Campbell (2002).
  • The Place Called Dagon by Herbert S. Gorman (2003).
  • A Much Misunderstood Man: Selected Letters by Ambrose Bierce (with David E. Schultz) (2003).
  • The Thirst of Satan: Poems of Fantasy and Terror by George Sterling (2003).
  • The Pleasures of a Futuroscope by Lord Dunsany (2003).
  • The White People and Other Stories by Arthur Machen (2003).
  • Mencken's America by H. L. Mencken (2004).
  • The Complete Jorkens (3 volumes) by Lord Dunsany (2004).
  • In the Land of Time and Other Fantasy Tales by Lord Dunsany (2004).
  • The House of Sounds and Others by M. P. Shiel (NY: Hippocampus Press, 2005).
  • The Terror and Other Tales by Arthur Machen (2005).
  • Closing Arguments: Clarence Darrow on Religion, Law, and Society by Clarence Darrow. (Ohio University Press, 2005).
  • Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopaedia (with Stefan Dziemianowicz) (2005).
  • Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories by M. R. James (2006).
  • The Haunted Doll's House and Other Ghost Stories by M. R. James (2006).
  • In Her Place: A Documentary History of Prejudice Against Women (2006).
  • Icons of Horror and the Supernatural (Greenwood Press, 2006, 2 vols).
  • Warnings to the Curious: A Sheaf of Criticism on M. R. James (with Rosemary Pardoe, 2007).
  • The Agnostic Reader (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2007).
  • American Supernatural Tales (Penguin Books, 2007).
  • Barry Pain, An Exchange of Souls/Henri Béraud, Lazarus (Hippocampus Press, 2007).
  • Francis Brett Young, Cold Harbour/Leland Hall, Sinister House (Hippocampus Press, 2008).
  • What is Man? and Other Irreverent Essays by Mark Twain (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2009).
  • The Great God Pan and Other Weird Stories by Arthur Machen (Arcane Wisdom/Bloodletting Press, 2009).
  • Collected Poems by H.L. Mencken (Hippocampus Press, 2009).
  • Mencken on Mencken: A New Collection of Autobiographical Writings (Louisiana State University Press, 2010).
  • Potash and Perlmutter: Stories of the American Jewish Experience by Montague Glass (Borgo Press, 2010).
  • Dear Dead Women:The Weird Stories of Edna W. Underwood by Edna W. Underwood (Tartarus Press, 2010).
  • Encyclopedia of the Vampire (Greenwood Press, 2010).
  • The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs by Ambrose Bierce, (Library of America, 2011).
  • Dead Titans, Waken! (early version of Web of Easter Island)/Invisible Sun by Donald Wandrei. (Centipede Press, 2011).
  • The Tangled Muse by W.H. Pugmire, (Centipede Press, 2011).
  • The White People and Other Weird Tales by Arthur Machen(Penguin Classics)
  • Bluebeard's Goat and Other Stories, by H.L. Mencken, (Dufour Editions, 2012).
  • Dreams of Fear: Poems of Terror and the Supernatural (Hippocampus Press, 2013).
  • Searchers After Horror: New Tales of Terror and the Fantastic (Fedogan & Bremer, 2014)
  • The Ghost in the Corner by Lord Dunsany (with Martin Andersson) NY: Hippocampus Press, 2017.


  • Lovecraft: A Study in the Fantastic by Maurice Lévy (1988).

Foreign editionsEdit


  • The Removal Company: An Historical Mystery Novel as by "J.K. Maxwell" (Borgo Press, 2009). The identity of Joshi as the author of this novel was revealed on W. H. Pugmire's blog on Aug 1, 2010, and has since been acknowledged on Joshi's own Web site.[9] The title has since been reprinted under Joshi's own name.
  • Tragedy at Sarsfeld Manor/Conspiracy of Silence (Borgo Press, 2011)
  • The Assaults of Chaos: A Novel About H. P. Lovecraft. NY: Hippocampus Press, 2013.

Introductions and forewordsEdit

  • Leigh Blackmore. Spores from Sharnoth & Other Madnesses. (P'rea Press,2008, 2010; Rainfall Books, 2010).
  • William F. Nolan & Jason V Brock, ed., The Bleeding Edge (Cycatrix Press, 2009) [signed/limited].
  • Jason V Brock & William F. Nolan, ed., The Devil's Coattails (Cycatrix Press, 2012) [signed/limited].
  • Curtis M. Lawson, Black Heart Boys' Choir (Wyrd Horror, 2019)
  • Washington Irving. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories (Tartarus Press, 2009).
  • Voltaire God and Human Beings (Prometheus Books, 2010), the first translation of the work Dieu et les hommes (tr. Michael Shreve).


  • Lovecraft Studies (1979–2004)(Nos. 1–41:Necronomicon Press); the double issue 42/43 was published by Hippocampus Press, after which rights reverted to Necronomicon Press, who published the final two issues, 44 and 45. Lovecraft Studies was replaced with Lovecraft Annual (see below).
  • Studies in Weird Fiction (1986–2003) (Nos. 1–24 and 27: Necronomicon Press). (No. 25 published by Hippocampus Press.) Note: The Summer 2003 issue was erroneously numbered 25 (which had been previously used on the Summer 2001 issue). There was no Issue 26. The final Issue was No. 27, Spring 2005.
  • Necrofile: The Review of Horror Fiction (1992–1999) (Necronomicon Press) (co-edited with Stefan Dziemanowicz and Michael A. Morrison). See also Necropsy under Reviews (below).
  • Lovecraft Annual (2007– ) (Hippocampus Press).
  • Dead Reckonings (2007–2012) (first co-editor Jack M. Haringa; second co-editor Anthony J. Fonseca) (Hippocampus Press). Since 2012 June Pulliam has replaced Joshi as co-editor of Dead Reckonings.
  • Studies in the Fantastic (2008–2009) ( Nos. 1–2 (all published): University of Tampa Press).
  • Weird Fiction Review (2010 – ) (Centipede Press).
  • Nameless Digest (2011 – ) (Cycatrix Press).
  • Spectral Realms (2014 – ) (Hippocampus Press)


  • Horror Writers Association – Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction [1]
    1996 H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (Necronomicon Press) – Author
  • British Fantasy Society – British Fantasy Award for Best Small-Press Publication [2]
    1997 H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (Necronomicon Press) – Author
  • International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts – IAFA Distinguished Critic Award [3]
  • World Fantasy Award – Special Award for Professional Scholarship [4]
  • International Horror Guild – Outstanding Achievement in Horror & Dark Fantasy for Nonfiction [5]
    2005 Supernatural Literature of the World (Greenwood Press) – Co-editor
  • International Horror Guild – Outstanding Achievement in Horror & Dark Fantasy for Nonfiction [6]
    2006 Icons of Horror and the Supernatural (Greenwood Press) – Editor
  • World Fantasy Award – Special Award Non-Professional [7]
    2013 Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction, Volumes 1 & 2 (PS Publishing) – Author

He has since returned his awards from the World Fantasy Convention for their decision to discontinue use of the bust of H. P. Lovecraft as the basis for their awards.[10]


  1. ^ "H.P. Lovecraft: A Life". The H.P. Lovecraft Archive. Retrieved February 15, 2009.
  2. ^ Joyce Carol Oates (October 31, 1996). "The King of Weird". The New York Review of Books. 43 (17). Retrieved February 15, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "S.T. Joshi: An Autobiography". Retrieved January 12, 2011.
  4. ^ S. T. Joshi. "Blog". S. T. Joshi. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  5. ^ Laura Miller, It’s OK to admit that H.P. Lovecraft was racist, Salon, September 12, 2014.
  6. ^ Joshi, S.T. H.P. Lovecraft (Starmont Reader's Guide ; 13). ISBN 9780916732363.
  7. ^ An H.P Lovecraft Encyclopedia. 2001. ISBN 0-313-31578-7.
  8. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". October 2, 2003. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  9. ^ Joshi, S. T. (August 17, 2010). "S. T. Joshi as Fiction Writer". Retrieved August 17, 2010.
  10. ^ "November 10, 2015 – The World Fantasy Award". Retrieved September 10, 2015.


  • Griffin, David. "Interview: S.T. Joshi". Carnage Hall No 4 (1993).
  • Harksen, Henrik (ed). Out of the Shadows: An E.O.D. Tribute to S.T. Joshi. Odense, Denmark: H. Harksen Productions, 2004.
  • Murray, Will. "S.T. Joshi: Re-editor". [interview] Comics Buyer's Guide (November 18, 1988); Dagon 24 (Jan–March 1989).

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