The 2012 Bram Stoker Award Winners

The 2012 Bram Stoker Award Winners

The Drowning GirlWait, what? The 2012 Stokers have been awarded already? It seems like just yesterday they gave out the 2011 awards!

Man, the years are flying by. Soon I’ll be in a wheelchair in a retirement home, playing checkers with Howard Andrew Jones and shouting at kids to keep their hoverboards off the lawn. Which — now that I think about it — doesn’t sound too bad, as long as they have cable. And smothered chicken for lunch.

But back to the Awards. Sorry, your mind wanders at my age. Here’s the complete list of winners:

Superior Achievement in a Novel:

The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel:

Life Rage by L.L. Soares (Nightscape Press)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel:

Flesh & Bone by Jonathan Maberry (Simon & Schuster)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel:

Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times by Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton (McFarland and Co., Inc.)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction:

“The Blue Heron,” by Gene O’Neill (Dark Regions Press)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction:

“Magdala Amygdala?” by Lucy Snyder (Dark Faith: Invocations, Apex Book Company)

Shadow ShowSuperior Achievement in a Screenplay:

The Cabin in the Woods by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (Mutant Enemy Productions, Lionsgate)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology:

Shadow Show edited by Mort Castle and Sam Weller (HarperCollins)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection (tie):

New Moon on the Water by Mort Castle (Dark Regions Press)
Black Dahlia and White Rose: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco Press)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction:

Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton (Reaktion Books)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection:

Vampires, Zombies & Wanton Souls by Marge Simon (Elektrik Milk Bath Press)

The complete list of winners is here, and the complete list of nominees is here. Congratulations to all the winners!

We reported on the 2011 Bram Stoker winners here, and we covered the 2010 nominees here.

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Sarah Avery

Love that Tom Gault cover for Shadow Show. I wonder what I’d have to hock to get him to do cover art for the Trafficking in Magic, Magicking in Traffic antho.

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