Langan Scoops Stoker Award



by Pete Richmond

The Horror Writers Association has announced this year’s winners of the Bram Stoker Awards.

Lisa Morton, the President of the HWA and multiple award winner herself, had this to say about the 2017 winners.

“The winners for this year’s awards unquestionably represent the continued high-level state of the art in horror writing. Our members and awards juries were dedicated to the selection process for outstanding works of literature, cinema, non-fiction, and poetry.”

Superior Achievement in a Novel

John Langan – The Fisherman

Langan, John - The Fisherman

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Tom Deady – Haven

Deady, Tom - Haven

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Maria Alexander – Snowed

Alexander, Maria - Snowed

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

James Chambers – Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe


Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Tim Waggoner – The Winter Box


Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Joyce Carol Oates– The Crawl Space (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume #2016/Issue#8)


Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Joyce Carol Oates– The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror


Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Robert Eggers – The VVitch


Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Thomas F. Monteleone and Olivia F. Monteleone – Borderlands 6


Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Ruth Franklin – Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life


Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Stephanie M. Wytovich– Brothel


Our heartfelt congratulations go out to all the winners, and to all those nominees that didn’t quite make the final collection. These awards have highlighted some of the very best in Horror Fiction over the years and it’s safe to say that this selection will be adding some titles to the Zealot Script reading list!

You can see the full listing of nominees in our earlier announcement here.

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