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.

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