The 2007 Bram Stoker Award Winners
I watched the Stoker Awards ceremony until the feed stopped — in the middle of the anthology award — and I had to switch to the audio only feature. I also used the Horror Fiction News Network to make sure I stayed on top of things. The live internet feed had problems — everybody was cloaked in shadows and the feed ended abruptly — but it was a grand experiment, it was fun while it lasted and I look forward to next year’s broadcast.
In the meantime, here is a list of the winners in case you’re dying to find out:
The Richard Laymon President’s Award:
Mark Worthen, Steve Dorato, and Chris Fulbright
These three men are responsible for the Horror Writers Association’s website and internet presence.
The HWA Lifetime Achievement Award:
John Carpenter (filmmaker Halloween, The Thing, etc.)
Robert Weinberg (Horror author, scholar, mentor, motivator, mover and shaker)
The 2007 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry: (tie)
Being Full of Light, Insubstantial by Linda Addison
Vectors: A Week in the Death of a Planet by Charlee Jacob and Marge Simon
The 2007 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction:
The Cryptopedia: A Dictionary of the Weird, Strange and Downright Bizarre by Jonathan Maberry and David F. Kramer
The 2007 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Collection: (tie)
Proverbs for Monsters by Michael A. Arnzen
5 Stories by Peter Straub
The 2007 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement an Anthology:
Five Strokes to Midnight by Gary Braunbeck and Hank Schwaeble (editors)
The 2007 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction:
The Gentle Brush of Wings by David Niall Wilson
The 2007 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction:
Afterward, There Will be a Hallway by Gary Braunbeck
The 2007 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel:
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
The 2007 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel:
The Missing by Sarah Langan
I would like to take a moment to congratulate everybody who was nominated — it is no mean feat making the short list. In fact, every book and story on the short list would easily repay the time and effort to track it down and read. I expect to have a more detailed list with links to purchase both the winners and the nominees in the next couple of days.
In the meantime, for more information, including a list of presenters and the nominees, try The Horror Fiction News Network which provided the information I missed when the broadcast crashed before I was able to switch to the audio feed. And if you find Paul Puglisi’s posts helpful, e-mail him a quick thanks.