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The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan

2012 Bram Stoker Award Winners

The Bram Stoker Awards Winners were presented on June 19, 2013 in New Orleans. The award is presented annually by the Horror Writers Association, for superior achievement in various categories of the genre. “Any work of Horror first published in the English language may be considered for an award during the year of its publication. The categories for which a Bram Stoker Award may be presented include Novel, First Novel, Short Fiction, Long Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction Collection, Poetry Collection, Anthology, Screenplay, Graphic Novel and Non-Fiction.” Below you will find a selection of the winners and some of the nominees, but for a complete list of winners and nominees check here.

Superior Achievement in a Novel was awarded to The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan. Another nominee in this category was The Haunted by Bentley Little.

Superior Achievement in a First Novel was awarded to Life Rage by L.L. Soares. Other nominees in this category included Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino and Wide Open by Deborah Coates.

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel was awarded to Flesh & Bone by Jonathan Maberry. Other nominees in this category included The Diviners by Libba Bray, I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay was awarded to “The Cabin in the Woods” by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. Other nominees in this category included “The Woman in Black” by Jane Goldman and “The Hunger Games” by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray.

Superior Achievement in an Anthology was awarded to Shadow Show edited by Mort Castle and Sam Weller.

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection (tie) was awarded to New Moon on the Water by Mort Castle and Black Dahlia and White Rose: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates. Another collection nominated in this category was Errantry: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand.

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction was awarded to Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton.

What do you think about the nominees and the winners? Did your favorite win? Are there other stories or movies that you think should have been nominated?


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