Back in February, Goth Chick announced “Your Dark and Stormy Night Reading List” — the nominees for the The Horror Writers Association’s 2015 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.
That’s a lot of great horror reading. Now, the Bram Stoker awards are traditionally given out at the World Horror Convention, but this year changed things up a little. The 2015 honors were awarded on May 14, 2016 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the first annual StokerCon — which sounds like it was a blast.
Congratulations to all the winners! And for all you readers, we suggest you start loading up your Amazon wish list immediately.
For Superior Achievement in a Novel
- A Head Full of Ghosts, Paul Tremblay (Morrow)
For Superior Achievement in a First Novel
- Mr. Suicide, Nicole Cushing (Word Horde)
For Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
- Devil’s Pocket, John Dixon (Simon & Schuster)
- Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, Sam Weller & Mort Castle, eds. (IDW)
For Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
- “Little Dead Red”, Mercedes M. Yardley (Grimm Mistresses)
For Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
- “Happy Joe’s Rest Stop”, John Palisano (18 Wheels of Horror)
For Superior Achievement in a Screen Play
- It Follows
For Superior Achievement in Anthology
- The Library of the Dead, Michael Bailey, ed. (Written Backwards)
For Superior Achievement in Fiction Collection
- While the Black Stars Burn, Lucy A. Snyder (Raw Dog Screaming)
- The Art of Horror, Stephen Jones (Applause Theatre & Cinema)
For Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
- Eden Underground, Alessandro Manzetti (Crystal Lake)