Why the Bram Stoker Award® Matters

Why the Bram Stoker Award® Matters by Michael A. Arnzen               Who among us does not recognize and covet the Bram Stoker Award® — the hallmark trophy of horror literature?  For one thing, the Horror Writers Association has the coolest and perhaps heftiest statue ever created for writers, molded in the form of a haunted house complete with giant […]

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STOKERCON™

Since 2016, the Horror Writers Association has presented its own yearly convention: StokerCon™. The convention is held in a different city each year, runs 3-4 days, and includes Horror University (educational workshops), the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, the Final Frame Short Horror Film Competition, Librarian’s Day, Guests of Honor, panels, readings, a dealer’s room, parties, signings, and more. The highlight […]

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Fun Facts

The below facts were compiled in 2018: The top number of nominations by any one author: Stephen King, with 32 total nominations. The top number of wins by any one author: Stephen King, with 12 total wins. The top number of losses by any one author: Stephen King, with 20 total losses. No author has won in more than six […]

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Winners & Nominees

The 2019 Bram Stoker Award winners were announced in a virtual presentation on HWA’s YouTube channel on April 18, 2020 Superior Achievement in a Novel Winner: Goingback, Owl – Coyote Rage (Independent Legions Publishing) Also nominated: Malerman, Josh – Inspection (Del Rey) Miskowski, S.P. – The Worst is Yet to Come (Trepidatio Publishing) Murray, Lee – Into the Ashes (Severed Press) Wendig, Chuck – Wanderers (Del Rey) Superior Achievement in a […]

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About The Bram Stoker Awards®

Each year, the Horror Writer’s Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work, Dracula. The Bram Stoker Awards were instituted immediately after the organization’s incorporation in 1987. To ameliorate the competitive nature of any award system, the Bram Stoker Awards are given “for superior achievement,” not for […]

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1988 Bram Stoker Award Winners & Nominees

1988 Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners [presented in 1989] Novel The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Winner The Drive-In by Joe R. Lansdale Flesh by Richard Laymon Stinger by Robert R. McCammon Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice Black Wind by F. Paul Wilson First Novel Resurrection, Inc. by Kevin J. Anderson Fear Book by John […]

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1989 Bram Stoker Award Winners & Nominees

1989 Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners [presented in 1990] Novel Geek Love by Katherine Dunn In A Dark Dream by Charles L. Grant Midnight by Dean R. Koontz The Wolf’s Hour by Robert R. McCammon Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons, Winner First Novel Goat Dance by Douglas Clegg Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy A. Collins, Winner The Dwelling by […]

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1990 Bram Stoker Award Winners & Nominees

1990 Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners [presented in 1991] Novel Savage Season by Joe R. Lansdale Funland by Richard Laymon Mine by Robert R. McCammon, Winner Reign by Chet Williamson First Novel The Revelation by Bentley Little, Winner Nightblood by T. Chris Martindale Dark Father by Tom Piccirilli Blood of the Children by Alan Rodgers Long Fiction “Bestseller” by […]

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1991 Bram Stoker Award Winners & Nominees

1991 Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners [presented in 1992] Novel The M.D. by Thomas M. Disch Needful Things by Stephen King Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands by Stephen King Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon, Winner Summer of Night by Dan Simmons First Novel Winter Scream by Chris Curry & L. Dean James Wilderness by Dennis Danvers The […]

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