Goth Chick News: 2013 Bram Stoker Award Winners

Goth Chick News: 2013 Bram Stoker Award Winners

Doctor SleepBack in March, we gave you the list of nominees for the The Horror Writers Association’s 2013 Stoker Awards for superior literary achievement in horror, in a variety of categories. The Bram Stoker Awards were instituted in 1987 and the eleven award categories are: Novel, First Novel, Short Fiction, Long Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction Collection, Poetry Collection, Anthology, Screenplay, Graphic Novel, and Non-Fiction.

The 2013 awards were distributed at the Association’s annual award banquet on May 10, 2014, at the World Horror Convention in Portland. Black Gate and Goth Chick News would like to congratulate the following authors and editors for their superior achievements and suggest you start loading up your Amazon wish list immediately.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • R.L. Stine
  • Stephen Jones

For Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • Stephen King – Doctor Sleep (Scribner)

For Superior Achievement in a First Novel

  • Rena Mason – The Evolutionist (Nightscape Press)

For Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

  • Joe McKinney – Dog Days (JournalStone)

Rena Mason The Evolutionist-smallFor Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

  • Caitlin R. Kiernan – Alabaster: Wolves (Dark Horse Comics)

For Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • Gary Braunbeck – “The Great Pity” (Chiral Mad 2, Written Backwards)

For Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • David Gerrold – “Night Train to Paris” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2013)

For Superior Achievement in a Screen Play

  • Glen Mazzara – The Walking Dead: “Welcome to the Tombs” (AMC TV)

For Superior Achievement in Anthology

  • Eric J. Guignard (ed.) – After Death… (Dark Moon Books)

For Superior Achievement in Fiction Collection

  • Laird Barron – The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Other Stories (Night Shade Books)

For Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

  • William F. Nolan – Nolan on Bradbury: Sixty Years of Writing about the Master of Science Fiction (Hippocampus Press)

The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All-smallFor Superior Achievement in Poetry Collection

  • Marge Simon, Rain Graves, Charlee Jacob, and Linda Addison – Four Elements (Bad Moon Books/Evil Jester Press)

The Specialty Press Award for superior publishing professionalism and support of the genre

  • Gray Friar Press, Whitby, U.K.

The Richard Layman President’s Award for superior service to the Horror Writers Association

  • J.G. Faherty

The Silver Hammer Award for superior service to the Horror Writers Association

  • Norman Rubenstein

We reported on the 2012 nominees here, and the winners here.

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Wild Ape

Thanks GC. I’m glad that RL Stine got some recognition. I’m curious if you cut your teeth on some of his books when you were a Goth kid? How about Bunnicula? I’ll probably get a couple of these for my classroom as well as ramp up the wish list. My students are well past the Stine years and have graduated onto grittier King stuff. Any recommendations?

Wild Ape

Sweet Sue, whom if I lived in your zip code I would stalk relentlessly, Lemony Snikett is probably my brother of a different mother so I will take that under advisement. My student do adore me or at least fake it convincingly. I feed them a lot of Cthulu, Critchdon, and King stories and sacrifice them to the dark gods if they complain. Of the teachers in my department I receive the fewest death threats. Can you believe our dress code doesn’t allow black fingernail polish? If reading that book will encourage them to bring me brownies and bundt cake then I’m all for it.

James McGlothlin

Go Laird Barron!

Jackson Kuhl

And go Eric Guignard! This was his second anthology and his first was also nominated for a Stoker. Congrats to him!

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