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The Winners Of The Bram Stoker Awards 2016

On 29 April, that is yesterday, took place the distribution of elephants in the realm of foreign horror. In long beach, the annual festival of Stokerman, presented awards to the winners of the award in the name of Bram Stoker. As usual, celebrated the best works in the previous calendar year.

On the nominees, we wrote a couple of weeks ago, and now coveted statuette found their heroes. Recall that StokerCon is held under the auspices of the Association of authors of horror (Horror Writers Association HWA or just), and Bram Stoker Award – one of the main awards for “dark” authors. Not that you should immediately drop everything and look for the texts of the winners, but at least to mark them down not hurt.

What about the prize this year? First, as we have already noted, among the nominees there were not so many well known Russian authors. I want to believe that yet. Secondly, another award bagged a wonderful film Robert Eggers of “the Witch” – this time he got lucky scenario “Bram Stoker”. And thirdly, personally I want to be happy for Joyce Carol Oates. Just think, she’s almost 80 years old and she takes two nominations in major categories! Such grandmothers we welcome.

Below is the full list of winners, indicating the nominees.

Novel

  • Elizabeth Hand’s “Hard Light”
  • Stephen Graham Jones “Mongrels”
  • John Langan “The Fisherman”
  • Bracken Macleod “Stranded”
  • Paul J.. Direction “Disappearance at Devil’s Rock”

Debut novel

  • Barbara Barnett “The Apothecary”s Curse”
  • Greg Chapman “Hollow House”
  • Tom Didi “Haven”
  • Stephanie M. Wytovich “The Eighth”
  • Michelle Garza, Melissa Lason “Mayan Blue”

Teen novel

  • Mary Alexander “Snowed”
  • Jennifer Brozek “The Last Days of the Salton Academy”
  • Ellie Cosimano “Holding Smoke”
  • Jen Roberts “When They Fade”
  • Alexander Sirowy “The Telling”

The story

  • Nicole Cushing “The Sadist”s Bible”
  • Scott Edelman “That Perilous Stuff”
  • Victor LaValle “The Ballad of Black Tom”
  • Josh Malerman “The Jupiter Drop”
  • Tim Waggoner “The Winter Box”

The story

  • Michael Bailey, “Time is a Face on the Water”
  • Hal Bodner “A Rift in Reflection”
  • Christopher Golden’s “The Bad Hour”
  • Lisa Manetti “Arbeit Macht Frei”
  • Joyce Carol Oates “The Crawl Space”

A collection of the author

  • Laird Barron’s “Swift to Chase”
  • Richard Chizmar “A Long December”
  • Joyce Carol Oates “The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror”
  • Gene O’neill “Lethal Birds”
  • Hank Sable “American Nocturne”

Anthology

  • Michael Bailey “Chiral Mad 3”
  • Alessandro Manzetti “The Beauty of Death”
  • Thomas F. Monteleone, Olivia F. Monteleone “Borderlands 6”
  • Billy Sue Mosiman “Fright Mare-Women Write Horror”
  • Doug Murano And D. Alexander Ward “Are Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories”

Journalism

  • Leo Braudys “Haunted”
  • Ruth Franklin “Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life”
  • Danel Olson “counter-strike’s “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth””
  • V. Scott Poole, “In the Mountains of Madness”
  • David J. Rocks “Something in the Blood”
  • John Tibbetts, “The Gothic Worlds of Peter Straub”

Graphic novel

  • Cullen Bunn’s “Blood Feud”
  • James chambers “Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe”
  • Alex de Campi “No Mercy, Volume 2”
  • Robert Kirkman’s “Outcast: Volume 3: This Little Light”
  • Joe R. Lansdale, Mark A. Miller “The Steam Man”
  • Alan Moore’s “Providence: Act 1”

A collection of poetry

  • Bruce Boston, Alessandro Manzetti “Sacrificial Nights”
  • Michael Collins “Corona Obscura”
  • Jeannine Hall Gailey “Field Guide to the End of the World”
  • Marge Simon’s “Small Spirits”
  • Stephanie M. Wytovich “Brothel”

The script

  • Scary tales (dir. James Howse, Brian kirk, Paco Cabezas, …) “A Blade of Grass”
  • Very strange things (dir. Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Shawn levy) “The Vanishing of Will Byers”
  • Very strange things (dir. Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Shawn Levy) “The Upside Down”
  • Cloverfield, 10 (dir. Dan Trachtenberg)
  • The witch (dir. Robert Eggers)

Special prizes winners

  • Presidential award: Karen Khanten (Caren Hanten)
  • Silver hammer: James chambers (James Chambers)
  • Mentor of the year: Linda Addison (Linda Addison)
  • Best small publisher: (Omnium Gatherum)
  • Merit to the genre: Dennis Atchison and Thomas F. Monteleone

Domestic lover of literature horror a natural question arises: will we see any of that in Russian? There is reason to believe that, Yes. You’re with us follow the progress of the series of foreign horror “Masters of horror” right? So, the editors translated fiction Astrel-SPb, which engaged and interested us with books, at the end of last year made the top ten foreign horror books 2016. It was logical to assume that the individual works (and even all together) to the publisher are considered as a potential new items in the “Masters of horror”. At the top was the”Fisherman” John Langan, who had just won the Stoker award. If it had eyes beforehand, now that Cthulhu himself told me to publish it! Let’s wait for official news, but for now remember, as the book spoke in the top:

One of the main representatives of the weird horror in our list, the so-called “quiet horror”, where the main emphasis is on atmosphere and psychology, but gradually turns off to the side of the space nightmare. Written with an eye on Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood, “the Fisherman” tells the story of two widowers who are trying to come to terms with their losses, but they know about the legend about a Fisherman, is able to realize any dream.

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