The winners of the Bram Stoker Awards were announced on May 10 at the World Horror Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Named after the author of the quintessential horror novel, Dracula, the awards are overseen by the Horror Writers Association, a “nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it.” Founded in 1985, the foundation has been handing out awards since 1987.
The winners of the 2014 Bram Stoker Awards are:
Superior Achievement in a Novel – Blood Kin by Steven Rasnic Tem
Superior Achievement in a First Novel – Mr. Wicker by Maria Alexander
Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel – Phoenix Island by John Dixon
Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel – Bad Blood by Jonathan Maberry
Superior Achievement in Long Fiction – “Fishing for Dinosaurs” (Limbus, Inc., Book II) by Joe R. Lansdale
Superior Achievement in Short Fiction – TIE: “The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family” (Qualia Nous) by Usman T. Malik and “Ruminations” (Qualia Nous) by Rena Mason
Superior Achievement in a Screenplay – The Babadook by Jennifer Kent
Superior Achievement in an Anthology – Fearful Symmetries, edited by Ellen Datlow
Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection – Soft Apocalypses by Lucy A. Snyder
Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction – Shooting Yourself in the Head For Fun and Profit: A Writer’s Survival Guide by Lucy A. Snyder
Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection – Forgiving Judas by Tom Piccirilli
Lifetime Achievement – Jack Ketchum and Tanith Lee
Congratulations to all!