1997 Bram Stoker Award Winners & Nominees

1997 Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners

[presented in 1998]


Children of the Dusk by Janet Berliner & George Guthridge, Winner
The Church of Dead Girls by Stephen Dobyns
My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
Earthquake Weather by Tim Powers

First Novel

Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis, Winner
The Art of Arrow Cutting by Stephen Dedman
Hungry Eyes by Barry Hoffman
Drawn to the Grave by Mary Ann Mitchell
The Inquisitor by Mary Murrey

Long Fiction

“The Word” by Ramsey Campbell
“Everything’s Eventual” by Stephen King
“The Big Blow” by Joe R. Lansdale, Winner
“Coppola’s Dracula” by Kim Newman
“The Zombies of Madison County” by Douglas E. Winter

Short Fiction

“I Am Infinite, I Contain Multitudes” by Douglas Clegg
“A Plague on Both Your Houses” by Scott Edelman
“Madame Babylon” by Brian Hodge
“Rat Food” by Edo van Belkom & David Nickle, Winner

Fiction Collection

Things Left Behind by Gary A. Braunbeck
The Throne of Bones by Brian McNaughton
Painted in Blood by Lucy Taylor
Exorcisms and Ecstasies by Karl Edward Wagner, Winner


The Encyclopedia of Fantasy by John Clute & John Grant
The Hammer Story by Marcus Hearn & Alan Barnes
Clive Barker’s A-Z of Horror by Stephen Jones
Video Watchdog by Tim Lucas, ed.
Dean Koontz: A Writer’s Biography by Katherine Ramsland
Dark Thoughts: On Writing by Stanley Wiater, Winner