The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, tonight announced this year’s Bram Stoker Award® winners during a ceremony held as part of StokerCon 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Paul Tremblay – A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow)
Nicole Cushing – Mr. Suicide (Word Horde)
John Dixon – Devil’s Pocket (Simon & Schuster)
Sam Weller, Mort Castle, Chris Ryall, & Carlos Guzman (editors) – Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury (IDW Publishing)
Mercedes M. Yardley – Little Dead Red (Grimm Mistresses) (Ragnarok Publications)
John Palisano – Happy Joe’s Rest Stop (18 Wheels of Horror) (Big Time Books)
David Robert Mitchell – It Follows (Northern Lights Films)
Michael Bailey – The Library of the Dead (Written Backwards)
Lucy A. Snyder – While the Black Stars Burn (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Stephen Jones – The Art of Horror (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)
Alessandro Manzetti – Eden Underground (Crystal Lake Publishing)
The ceremony also included the presentation of awards to previously announced recipients.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Silver Hammer Award – Michael Knost
Specialty Press Award – Borderlands Press
Mentor of the Year Award – Tim Waggoner
Richard Laymon President’s Award – Patrick Freivald & Andrew Wolter
The presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards® took place during the inaugural StokerCon in Las Vegas, Nevada on the evening of Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel “Dracula,” the Bram Stoker Awards® are presented annually for superior writing in eleven categories including traditional fiction of various lengths, poetry, screenplays and non-fiction. Previous winners include Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates and Neil Gaiman.