Saturday, January 12, 2013
Bram Stoker Award Winning Novels
Good evening constant reader.
I would like to bring your attention to the Bram Stoker Awards. For a long time, I had seen mention of this accolade, but wasn't certain what the details were.
Named after Irish writer and father of Dracula Bram Stoker, each year since 1987, by ballot, the Horror Writer's Association bestows the Bram Stoker award for superior achievement in horror and dark fantasy writing.
I thought listing the past winners for your perusal would be a good idea, as these are supposed to be the best of the best.
Here are the winners since the inception of the award in 1987 for best novel.
1987 Misery - Stephen King
Swan Song - Robert McCammon
1988 The Silence of the Lambs - Thomas Harris
1989 Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons
1990 Mine - Robert McCammon
1991 Boy's Life - Robert McCammon
1992 Blood of the Lamb - Thomas F. Monteleone
1993 The Throat - Peter Straub
1994 Dead in the Water - Nancy Holder
1995 Zombie - Joyce Carole Oates
1996 The Green Mile - Stephen King
1997 Children of the Dusk - Janet Berliner & George Guthridge
1998 Bag of Bones - Stephen King
1999 Mr. X - Peter Straub
2000 The Traveling Vampire Show - Richard Laymon
2001 American Gods - Neil Gaiman
2002 The Night Class - Tom Piccirilli
2003 Lost Boy Lost Girl - Peter Straub
2004 In The Night Room - Peter Straub
2005 Creepers - David Morrell
Dead in the Beast - Charlee Jacob
2006 Lisey's Story - Stephen King
2007 The Missing - Sarah Langan
2008 Duma Key - Stephen King
2009 Audrey's Door - Sarah Lagan
2010 A Dark Matter - Peter Straub
2011 Flesh Eaters - Joe McKinney
I've read ten of these and they deserved the award.
I hope this helps you to seek out award winning work by established authors.