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The Bram Stoker Award Winners

THE BRAM STOKER AWARD WINNERS

The Bram Stoker Awards have been presented annually by the membership of the Horror Writers Association to writers of fiction, non-fiction and various ancillary categories for the best in horror and supernatural writing. Each year, all members of HWA are eligible to nominate works in all possible categories, and a six-member Stoker Award Jury has the option of one overlooked or inadequately-publicized work to the final ballot. The entire membership of the HWA then votes on the final ballot.

Between 2001 and 2004, the awards were presented in twelve categories: Novel, First Novel, Short Fiction, Long Fiction, Fiction Collection, Poetry Collection, Anthology, Nonfiction, Illustrated Narrative, Screenplay, Work for Young Readers, and Alternative Forms. Beginning with works published in 2005, however, the awards are given in eight categories: Novel, First Novel, Short Fiction, Long Fiction, Fiction Collection, Poetry Collection, Anthology, and Nonfiction. In addition, Lifetime Achievement Stokers are occasionally presented to individuals whose entire body of work has substantially influenced Horror. For more information about the Horror Writers Association, or for complete lists of past Stoker Award nominees, please visit this page.

All novels and non-fiction titles owned by the Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked into our on-line catalog, so that you can check on their current availability. Most long- or short-story links below are to appearances by these stories in collections or anthologies owned by the Lincoln City Libraries. Links for Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are to the body of work currently owned by the library system. And, finally, links for the Screenplay Award winners are to the individual films' entries in the Internet Movie Database, an on-line compendium of information about films.

2011
NOVEL Joe McKinney Flesh Eaters
FIRST NOVEL Allyson Bird Isis Unbound
LONG FICTION Peter Straub "The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine" [Conjuctions: 56]
SHORT FICTION Stephen King "Herman Wouk is Still Alive" in the May 2011 issue of Atlantic Magazine
ANTHOLOGY John Skipp, ed. Demons: Encounters With the Devil and his Minions, Fallen Angels and the Possessed
YOUNG ADULT NOVEL [tie] Nancy Holder The Screaming Season
YOUNG ADULT NOVEL [tie] Jonathan Maberry Dust and Decay
FICTION COLLECTION Joyce Carol Oates The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares
NON-FICTION Rocky Wood Stephen King: A Literary Companion
GRAPHIC NOVEL Alan Moore Neonomicon
SCREENPLAY Jessica Sharzer "Afterbirth", Season One Episode 12 of American Horror Story
POETRY COLLECTION Linda Addison How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend
VAMPIRE NOVEL OF THE CENTURY Richard Matheson, for his modern classic I Am Legend
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Rick Hautala [writer]
and Joe R. Lansdale [editor/author]
 
THE SILVER HAMMER AWARD Guy Anthony DeMarco  
RICHARD LAYMON (PRESIDENT'S AWARD) Karen Lansdale  
SPECIALTY PRESS AWARD Derrick Hussey of Hippocampus Press and Roy Robbins of Bad Moon Books  
2010
NOVEL Peter Straub A Dark Matter
FIRST NOVEL [tie] Benjamin Kane Ethridge Black and Orange
FIRST NOVEL [tie] Lisa Morton Castle of Los Angeles
LONG FICTION Norman Prentiss "Invisible Fences" [limited release]
SHORT FICTION Joe R. Lansdale "The Folding Man" in anthology Haunted Legends
FICTION COLLECTION Stephen King Full Dark, No Stars
ANTHOLOGY Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas, ed. Haunted Legends
NON-FICTION Gary Braunbeck To Each Their Darkness
POETRY COLLECTION Bruce Boston Dark Matters
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Ellen Datlow [writer/editor/anthologist]
and Al Feldstein [editor/anthologist]
 
THE SILVER HAMMER AWARD Angel Leigh McCoy  
RICHARD LAYMON (PRESIDENT'S AWARD) Michael Colangelo  
SPECIALTY PRESS AWARD Dark Regions Press  
2009
NOVEL Sarah Langan Audrey's Door
FIRST NOVEL Hank Schwaeble Damnable
LONG FICTION Lisa Morton "Lucid Dreaming" [limited release]
SHORT FICTION Norman Prentiss "In the Porches of My Ears" [limited edition chapbook]
FICTION COLLECTION Gene O'Neill A Taste of Tenderloin
ANTHOLOGY Christopher Conlon, ed. He is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson
NON-FICTION Michael Knost Writer's Workshop of Horror
POETRY COLLECTION Lucy A. Snyder Chimeric Machines
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Brian Lumley [writer]
and William F. Nolan [writer]
 
RICHARD LAYMON (PRESIDENT'S AWARD) Vince Liaguno  
2008
NOVEL Stephen King Duma Key
FIRST NOVEL Lisa Mannetti The Gentling Box
LONG FICTION John R. Little "Miranda" [limited release]
SHORT FICTION Sarah Langan "The Lost" [limited edition chapbook]
FICTION COLLECTION Stephen King Just After Sunset
ANTHOLOGY Vince A. Liaguno and Chad Helder Unspeakable Horror
NON-FICTION Lisa Morton A Hallowe'en Anthology
POETRY COLLECTION Bruce Boston The Nightmare Collection
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Chelsea Quinn Yarbro [writer]
and F. Paul Wilson [writer]
 
RICHARD LAYMON (PRESIDENT'S AWARD) John Little  
2007
NOVEL Sarah Langan The Missing
FIRST NOVEL Joe Hill Heart-Shaped Box
LONG FICTION Gary Braunbeck "Afterward, There Will Be A Hallway in anthology Five Strokes to Midnight
SHORT FICTION David Niall Wilson "The Gentle Brush of Wings" in collection Defining Moments
FICTION COLLECTION (tie) Michael A. Arnzen Proverbs for Monsters
FICTION COLLECTION (tie) Peter Straub 5 Stories
ANTHOLOGY Gary Braunbeck and Hank Schwaeble Five Strokes to Midnight
NON-FICTION Jonathan Maberry and David F. Kramer The Cryptopedia: A Dictionary of the Weird, Strange and Downright Bizarre
POETRY COLLECTION (tie) Linda Addison "Being Full of Light, Insubstantial"
POETRY COLLECTION (tie) Charlee Jacob and Marge Simon Vectors: A Week in the Death of a Planet
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT John Carpenter [film director]
and Robert Weinberg [non-fiction writer]
 
RICHARD LAYMON (PRESIDENT'S AWARD) Mark Worthen, Stephen Dorato, Christopher Fulbright  

2006
NOVEL Stephen King Lisey's Story
FIRST NOVEL Jonathan Mayberry Ghost Road Blues
LONG FICTION Norman Partridge "Best New Horror"
SHORT FICTION Lisa Morton "Tested"
FICTION COLLECTION Gary Braunbeck Destinations Unknown
ANTHOLOGY [tie] Joe Lansdale, ed. Retro Pulp Tales
  John Skipp, ed. Mondo Zombie
NON-FICTION [tie] Michael Largo Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die
  Kim Paffenroth Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero's Vision of Hell on Earth
POETRY COLLECTION Bruce Boston Shades Fantastic
SPECIALTY PRESS AWARD P.S. Publishing  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Thomas Harris  

2005
NOVEL [tie] David Morrell Creepers
  Charlee Jacob Dread in the Beast
FIRST NOVEL Weston Osche Scarecrow Gods
LONG FICTION Joe Hill "Best New Horror"
SHORT FICTION Gary Braunbeck "We Now Pause for Station Identification"
FICTION COLLECTION Joe Hill 20th Century Ghosts
ANTHOLOGY Jeff Gelb and Del Howison, ed. Dark Delicacies
NON-FICTION Stephen Jones and Kim Newman Horror: Another 100 Best Books
POETRY COLLECTION [tie] Michael A. Arnzen Freakcidents
  Charlee Jacob Sineater
SPECIALTY PRESS AWARD Necessary Evil Press  
RICHARD LAYMON (PRESIDENT'S AWARD) Lisa Morton  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Peter Straub  

2004
NOVEL Peter Straub In the Night Room
FIRST NOVEL John Everson Covenant [tie]
  Lee Thomas Stained [tie]
LONG FICTION Kealan-Patrick Burke "The Turtle Boy"
SHORT FICTION Nancy Etchemendy "Nimitseahpah"
FICTION COLLECTION Thomas F. Monteleone Fearful Symmetries
ANTHOLOGY Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link and Gavin Grant, ed. The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, 17th Annual
NON-FICTION Judi Rohrig Hellnotes
ILLUSTRATED NARRATIVE Jai Nitz Heaven's Devils
SCREENPLAY Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondrey and Pierre Bismuth Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [tie]
SCREENPLAY Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright Studio Shaun of the Dead [tie]
WORK FOR YOUNG READERS Clive Barker Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War [tie]
WORK FOR YOUNG READERS Steve Burt Oddest Yet [tie]
POETRY COLLECTION Corrine De Winter The Women at the Funeral
ALTERNATIVE FORMS Tom Piccirilli The Devil's Wine [Poetry Anthology]
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Michael Moorcock  

2003
NOVEL Peter Straub lost boy lost girl
FIRST NOVEL Brian Keene The Rising
LONG FICTION Jack Ketchum "Closing Time"
SHORT FICTION Gary A. Braunbeck "Duty"
FICTION COLLECTION Jack Ketchum Peaceable Kingdom
ANTHOLOGY Elizabeth & Thomas Monteleone, ed. Borderlands 5
NON-FICTION Thomas F. Monteleone The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association
ILLUSTRATED NARRATIVE Neil Gaiman Sandman: Endless Nights (collection)
SCREENPLAY Don Coscarelli Bubba Ho-Tep
WORK FOR YOUNG READERS J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
POETRY COLLECTION Bruce Boston Pitchblende
ALTERNATIVE FORMS Michael Arnzen The Gore Letter [e-mail newsletter]
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Martin H. Greenberg  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Anne Rice  

2002
NOVEL Tom Piccirilli The Night Class
FIRST NOVEL Alice Sebold The Lovely Bones
LONG FICTION Brian A. Hopkins "El Dia De Los Muertos" [tie]
LONG FICTION Thomas Ligotti "My Work is Not Yet Done" [tie]
SHORT FICTION Tom Piccirilli "The Misfit Child Grows Fat on Despair"
FICTION COLLECTION Ray Bradbury One More For the Road
ANTHOLOGY John Pelan, ed. The Darker Side
NON-FICTION Ramsey Campbell Ramsey Campbell, Probably
ILLUSTRATED NARRATIVE Robert Weinberg Nightside (issues 1-4)
SCREENPLAY Brett Hanley Frailty
WORK FOR YOUNG READERS Neil Gaiman Coraline
POETRY COLLECTION Mark McLaughlin, Rain Graves & David Niall Wilson The Gossamer Eye
ALTERNATIVE FORMS Steve and Melanie Tem Imagination Box [multimedia CD]
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Stephen King  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT J.N. Williamson  

2001
NOVEL Neil Gaiman American Gods
FIRST NOVEL Michael Oliveri Deadliest of the Species
LONG FICTION Steve Rasnic Tem "In These Final Days of Sales"
SHORT FICTION Tim Lebbon "Reconstructing Amy"
FICTION COLLECTION Norman Partridge The Man With the Barbed-Wire Fists
ANTHOLOGY Brian A. Hopkins, ed. Extremes 2: Fantasy and Horror From the Ends of the Earth
NON-FICTION Brian Keene, ed. Jobs in Hell
ILLUSTRATED NARRATIVE [unknown] [unknown]
SCREENPLAY Christopher and Jonathan Nolan Memento
WORK FOR YOUNG READERS Yvonne Navarro The Willow Files 2
POETRY COLLECTION Linda Addison Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes
ALTERNATIVE FORMS Beth Gwinn & Stanley Wiater Dark Dreamers: Facing the Masters of Fear [art book]
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT John Farris  

2000
NOVEL Richard Laymon The Traveling Vampire Show
FIRST NOVEL Brian A. Hopkins The Licking Valley Coon Hunters Club
LONG FICTION Melanie & Steve Rasnic Tem "The Man on the Ceiling"
SHORT FICTION Jack Ketchum "Gone"
FICTION COLLECTION Peter Straub Magic Terror
ANTHOLOGY Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 13th Annual Collection
NON-FICTION Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
ILLUSTRATED NARRATIVE Alan Moore The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen [mini-series]
SCREENPLAY Stephen Katz Shadow of the Vampire
WORK FOR YOUNG READERS Nancy Etchemendy The Power of Un
POETRY COLLECTION Tom Piccirilli A Student of Hell
OTHER MEDIA Steve Eller, Sandra Casturi, Patricia Lee Macomber & Brett A. Savory, eds. Chiaroscuro [Web site]
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Nigel Kneale  

1999
NOVEL Peter Straub Mr. X
FIRST NOVEL J.G. Passarella Wither
LONG FICTION Brian A. Hopkins "Five Days in April"
LONG FICTION Joe R. Lansdale "Mad Dog Summer"
SHORT FICTION F. Paul Wilson "Aftershock"
FICTION COLLECTION Douglas Clegg The Nightmare Chronicles
ANTHOLOGY Al Sarrantonio, ed. 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense
NON-FICTION Paula Guran, ed. DarkEcho [now partially archived on the web]
ILLUSTRATED NARRATIVE Neil Gaiman Sandman: The Dream Hunters
SCREENPLAY M. Night Shyamalan The Sixth Sense
WORK FOR YOUNG READERS J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
OTHER MEDIA Harlan Ellison "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" [audio]
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Edward Gorey  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Charles L. Grant  

1998
NOVEL Stephen King Bag of Bones
FIRST NOVEL Michael Marano Dawn Song
LONG FICTION Peter Straub "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff"
SHORT FICTION Bruce Holland Rogers "The Dead Boy at Your Window"
FICTION COLLECTION John Shirley Black Butterflies: A Flock on the Dark Side
ANTHOLOGY Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg & Robert Weinberg, eds. Horrors! 365 Scary Stories
NON-FICTION Paula Guran, ed. DarkEcho Newsletter, Vol 5: #1-50 [now partially archived on the web]
SCREENPLAY Bill Condon Gods and Monsters
SCREENPLAY Alex Proyas, David Goyer & Lem Dobbs Dark City
WORK FOR YOUNG READERS Nancy Etchemendy "Bigger Than Death"
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Ramsey Campbell  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Roger Corman [film director]  

1997
NOVEL Janet Berliner & George Guthridge Children of the Dusk
FIRST NOVEL Kirsten Bakis Lives of the Monster Dogs
LONG FICTION Joe R. Lansdale "The Big Blow"
SHORT FICTION Edo van Belkom & David Nickle "Rat Food"
FICTION COLLECTION Karl Edward Wagner Exorcisms and Ecstasies
NON-FICTION Stanley Wiater Dark Thoughts: On Writing
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT William Peter Blatty  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Jack Williamson  

1996
NOVEL Stephen King The Green Mile
FIRST NOVEL Owl Goingback Crota
LONG FICTION Thomas Ligotti "The Red Tower"
SHORT FICTION P.D. Cacek "Metalica"
FICTION COLLECTION Thomas Ligotti The Nightmare Factory
NON-FICTION S.T. Joshi H.P. Lovecraft: A Life
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Ira Levin  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Forrest J. Ackerman [film historian & editor]  
NOVEL Joyce Carol Oates Zombie
FIRST NOVEL Lucy Taylor The Safety of Unknown Cities
LONG FICTION Stephen King "Lunch at the Gotham Cafe"
SHORT FICTION Harlan Ellison "Chatting With Anubis"
FICTION COLLECTION Jonathan Carroll The Panic Hand
NON-FICTION Michael Ashley & William Contento The Supernatural Index
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Harlan Ellison  

1994
NOVEL Nancy Holder Dead in the Water
FIRST NOVEL Michael A. Arnzen Grave Markings
LONG FICTION Robert Bloch "The Scent of Vinegar"
SHORT FICTION Nancy Holder "Cafe Endless: Spring Rain"
SHORT FICTION Jack Ketchum "The Box"
FICTION COLLECTION Robert Bloch The Early Fears
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Christopher Lee [actor]  

1993
NOVEL Peter Straub The Throat
FIRST NOVEL Nina Kiriki Hoffman The Thread That Binds the Bones
NOVELLA Harlan Ellison Mefisto in Onyx [tie]
  Jack Cady "The Night We Buried Road Dog" [tie]
NOVELET Dan Simmons "Death in Bangkok"
SHORT FICTION Nancy Holder "I Hear the Mermaids Singing"
FICTION COLLECTION Ramsey Campbell Alone With the Horrors
NON-FICTION Robert Bloch Once Around the Bloch
OTHER MEDIA Joe R. Lansdale Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Joyce Carol Oates  
SPECIAL TRUSTEES' AWARD Vincent Price [actor/art collector]  

1992
NOVEL Thomas F. Monteleone The Blood of the Lamb
FIRST NOVEL Elizabeth Massie Sineater
LONG FICTION Stephen Bissette "Aliens: Tribes"
LONG FICTION Joe R. Lansdale "The Events Concerning a Nude Foldout Found in a Harlequin Romance"
SHORT FICTION Dan Simmons "This Year's Class Picture"
FICTION COLLECTION Norman Partridge Mr Fox and Other Feral Tales
NON-FICTION Christopher Golden Cult Horror Writers on Horror Film
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Ray Russell  

1991
NOVEL Robert R. McCammon Boy's Life
FIRST NOVEL Kathe Koja The Cipher
FIRST NOVEL Melanie Tem The Prodigal
LONG FICTION David Morrell "The Beautiful Uncut Hair of Graves"
SHORT FICTION Nancy Holder "Lady Madonna"
FICTION COLLECTION Dan Simmons Prayers to Broken Stones
NON-FICTION Stephen Jones Clive Barker's Shadows of Eden
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Gahan Wilson  

1990
NOVEL Robert R. McCammon Mine
FIRST NOVEL Bentley Little The Revelation
LONG FICTION Elizabeth Massie "Stephen"
SHORT FICTION David B. Silva "The Calling"
FICTION COLLECTION Stephen King Four Past Midnight
NON-FICTION Stanley Wiater Dark Dreamers
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Hugh B. Cave  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Richard Matheson  

1989
NOVEL Dan Simmons Carrion Comfort
FIRST NOVEL Nancy A. Collins Sunglasses After Dark
LONG FICTION Joe R. Lansdale "On the Other Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks"
SHORT FICTION Robert R. McCammon "Eat Me"
FICTION COLLECTION Richard Matheson Collected Stories
NON-FICTION Harlan Ellison Harlan Ellison's Watching [tie]
  Stephen Jones & Kim Newman, eds. Horror: The 100 Best Books [tie]
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Robert Bloch  

1988
NOVEL Thomas Harris The Silence of the Lambs
FIRST NOVEL Kelley Wilde The Suiting
LONG FICTION David Morrell "Orange is for Anguish, Blue for Insanity"
SHORT FICTION Joe R. Lansdale "The Night They Missed the Horror Show"
FICTION COLLECTION Charles Beaumont Charles Beaumont: Selected Stories
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Ray Bradbury  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes  

1987
NOVEL Stephen King Misery [tie]
  Robert R. McCammon Swan Song [tie]
FIRST NOVEL Lisa Cantrell The Manse
LONG FICTION George R.R. Martin "The Pear-Shaped Man"
LONG FICTION Alan Rodgers "The Boy Who Came Back From the Dead"
SHORT FICTION Robert R. McCammon "The Deep End"
FICTION COLLECTION Harlan Ellison The Essential Ellison
NON-FICTION Muriel Spark Mary Shelley
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Fritz Leiber  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Frank Belknap Long  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Clifford Simak  

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