November 17

Bram Stoker Awards

Posted by lori . 7 Comments


My lovely daughter is writing a horror screenplay.  She’s asked me to read bits of it and give her feedback. Reading it has given me a hankering to read a good horror novel, so I was looking over the Bram Stoker Award winners.

The Horror Writer’s Association annually awards the Bram Stoker Award, named for the author of Dracula. First awarded in 1987, any work of horror first published in English is eligible for nomination by the HWA membership. Awards are given in twelve categories. The award itself consists of a 8″ replica of a fanciful haunted house, designed by sculptor Steve Kirk.

Below are the “Best Novel” Bram Stoker Award winners since 1987.  There was a tie in 1987 and 2005.  The novels I’ve already read are in red.  So what do you think?  Any suggestions from either the list or something you’ve read?  I’m ready to be scared.

1987 – Misey by Stephn King and Swan Song by Robert McCammon

1988 – The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

1989 – Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

1990 – Mine by Robert McCammon

1991 – Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon

1992 – The Blood of the Lamb by Thomas F. Monteleone

1993 – The Throat by Peter Straub

1994 – Dead in the Water by Nancy Holder

1995 – Zombie: The Novel by Joyce Carol Oates

1996 – The Green Mile by Stephen King

1997 – Children of the Dusk (The Madagascar Manifesto, Book 3) by George Guthridge

1998 – Bag of Bones by Stephen King

1999 – Mr. X by Peter Straub

2000 – The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon

2001 – American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel by Neil Gaiman

2002 – The Night Class by Tom Picirilli

2003 – Lost Boy, Lost Girl: A Novel by Peter Straub

2004 – In the Night Room: A Novel by Peter Straub

2005 – Creepers by David Morrell

2005 – Dread in the Beast by Charlee Jacob

2006 – Lisey’s Story by Stephen King

2007 – The Missing by Sarah Langan

2008 – Duma Key by Stephen King

2009 – Audrey’s Door by Sarah Langan

2010 – A Dark Matter by Peter Straub

2011 – Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney

Art Every Day Month – Day 17

I’m participating in Art Every Day Month.  Every day during the month of November I’m going to start a painting. Most won’t be finished, but I’ll get something started…a lot or a little.

Daily Inspiration

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

Ambrose Bierce

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7 Responses to " Bram Stoker Awards"

  • I love Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I also find a lot of SF stories creepy. Wish I could remember some names for you but the books are gone and I can’t. Your daily inspiration…SO TRUE!

  • I have read quite a few of those. I can’t believe Lisey’s Story won, it was about the worst Stephen King book I ever read.
    Lynne x

  • houndstooth says:

    There are a few on the list that I wouldn’t consider horror, but I’m not giving the award. lol Silence of the Lambs is a great one! It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Actually, any of Thomas Harris’ novels will.
    American Gods is one that I wouldn’t really consider horror, but it has it’s creepy moments for sure. It’s also an interesting read. You might also like The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. It’s a sort of ghost story, but it will leave you feeling unsettled. It’s not true horror, either, but it does a good job of creating a dark tone.

  • Bert says:

    I guess I don’t read horror stories cause none of the ones I have read are on the list except “Swan Song” which is the one I loved and just recently read it again after 20 years.

    Mostly I am a dean koontz fan but I am trying a stephen king one now, but I am not really liking it. It is called “Talisman”

    I think I’ll go back to Dean

  • Urban Hounds says:

    Thanks for sharing this list I love a good horror story

    urban hounds

  • Lee says:

    Just stopping by to thank you for the Christmas card that came in todays mail. Thanks for the card.
    Sweet William The Scot

  • Heather says:

    I LOVED Boys Life!!! I have never been able to finish Lisey’s Story.

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