2016 Bram Stoker Award Winners & Nominees

2016 Bram Stoker Award Winners & Nominees

(presented at the 2017 StokerCon in Long Beach, California)


Hard Light: A Cass Neary Crime Novel (Minotaur Books) by Elizabeth Hand
Mongrels (William Morrow) by Stephen Graham Jones
The Fisherman (Word Horde) by John Langan, winner
Stranded: A Novel (Tor Books) by Bracken MacLeod
Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (William Morrow) by Paul Tremblay

First Novel

The Apothecary’s Curse (Pyr Books) by Barbara Barnett
Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum Media) by Greg Chapman
Haven (Cemetery Dance Publications) by Tom Deady, winner
Mayan Blue (Sinister Grin Press) by Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason
The Eighth (Dark Regions Press) by Stephanie Wytovich

Young Adult Novel

Snowed (Raw Dog Screaming Press) by Maria Alexander, winner
Last Days of Salton Academy (Ragnarok Publishing) by Jennifer Brozek
Holding Smoke (Hyperion-Disney) by Elle Cosimano
When They Fade (Knopf Books for Young Readers) by Jeyn Roberts
The Telling (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) by Alexandra Sirowy

Graphic Novel

Blood Feud (Oni Press) by Cullen Bunn
Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe (Moonstone) by James Chambers, winner
No Mercy, Vol. 2 (Image Comics) by Alex de Campi
Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta, Vol 3 This Little Light (Image Comics) by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta
The Steam Man (Dark Horse Books) by Mark Alan Miller and Joe R. Lansdale
Providence, Act 1 (Avatar Press) by Alan Moore

Long Fiction

The Sadist’s Bible (01Publishing) by Nicole Cushing
That Perilous Stuff (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards) by Scott Edelman
The Ballad of Black Tom (Tor.com) by Victor LaValle
The Jupiter Drop (You, Human) (Dark Regions Press) by Josh Malerman
The Winter Box (DarkFuse) by Tim Waggoner, winner

Short Fiction

“Time is a Face on the Water” (Borderlands 6) (Borderlands Press) by Michael Bailey
“A Rift in Reflection” (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards) by Hal Bodner
“The Bad Hour” (What the #@&% is That?) (Saga Press) by Christopher Golden
“ArbeitMacht Frei” (Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories) (Crystal Lake Publishing) by Lisa Mannetti
“The Crawl Space” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume #2016/Issue#8) (Dell Magazines) by Joyce Carol Oates, winner

Fiction Collection

Swift to Chase (JournalStone) by Laird Barron
A Long December (Subterranean Press) by Richard Chizmar
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror (Mysterious Press) by Joyce Carol Oates, winner
Lethal Birds (Omnium Gatherum Media) by Gene O’Neill
American Nocturne (Cohesion Press) by Hank Schwaeble


10 Cloverfield Lane (Paramount Pictures) by Josh Campbell, Damien Chazelle, and Matthew Stuecken 
Stranger Things: The Vanishing of Will Byers (Episode 01: Chapter One) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre) by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer
Stranger Things: The Upside Down (Episode 01: Chapter Eight) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre) by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer
The VVitch (Parts and Labor, RT Features, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Code Red Productions, Scythia Films, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Mott Street Pictures, Pulse Films, and Very Special Projects) by Robert Eggers, winner
Penny Dreadful: A Blade of Grass (Episode 03:04) Showtime Presents in association with SKY, Desert Wolf Productions, Neal Street Productions) by John Logan


Chiral Mad 3 (Written Backwards) by Michael Bailey
The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing) by Alessandro Manzetti
Borderlands 6 (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.) by Thomas F. Monteleone and Olivia F. Monteleone, winner
Fright Mare-Women Write Horror (DM Publishing) by Billie Sue Mosiman
Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Crystal Lake Publishing) by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward


Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright Publishing Corporation) by Ruth Franklin, winner
Guillermo del Toro’s “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press) by Danel P. Olson
In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death and Extraordinary Afterlife of H. P. Lovecraft (Soft Skull Press) by W. Scott Poole
Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula (Liveright Publishing Corporation) by David J. Skal
The Gothic Worlds of Peter Straub (McFarland) by John Tibbetts

Poetry Collection

Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria) by Bruce Boston and Alessandro Manzetti
Corona Obscura: Poems Dark and Elemental (self-published) by Michael R. Collings
Field Guide to the End of the World: Poems (Moon City Press) by Jeannine Hall Gailey
Small Spirits (Midnight Town Media) by Marge Simon
Brothel (Raw Dog Screaming Press) by Stephanie M. Wytovich, winner