Horror Writers Association celebrates 2010 Stoker winners
At long last, the anticipation is over. The Horror Writers Association announced the winners of the 2010 Bram Stoker Awards at its annual Stoker Banquet tonight as part of the Stoker Awards Weekend held this year in Long Island, New York. Ten new bronze haunted-house statuettes were handed over to the writers responsible for creating superior works of horror last year.
This year’s winners are:
Superior Achievement in a NOVEL
A DARK MATTER by Peter Straub (Doubleday/Orion)
Superior Achievement in a FIRST NOVEL (Tie)
BLACK AND ORANGE by Benjamin Kane Ethridge (Bad Moon Books)
THE CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES by Lisa Morton (Gray Friar Press)
Superior Achievement in LONG FICTION
INVISIBLE FENCES by Norman Prentiss (Cemetery Dance)
Superior Achievement in SHORT FICTION
?The Folding Man? by Joe R. Lansdale (from HAUNTED LEGENDS)
Superior Achievement in an ANTHOLOGY
HAUNTED LEGENDS edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas (Tor)
Superior Achievement in a FICTION COLLECTION
FULL DARK, NO STARS by Stephen King (Simon and Schuster)
Superior Achievement in NON-FICTION
TO EACH THEIR DARKNESS by Gary A. Braunbeck (Apex Publications)
Superior Achievement in a POETRY COLLECTION
DARK MATTERS by Bruce Boston (Bad Moon Books)
Works can be recommended by any member of the HWA. Members with Active status then vote works onto a preliminary ballot. From there the field
is narrowed to the final ballot and Active members choose the winners from that. The award is named for Bram Stoker, best known as the author of Dracula. The trophy, which resembles a miniature haunted house, was designed by author Harlan Ellison and sculptor Steven Kirk.
HWA also presented its annual Lifetime Achievement Awards and its Specialty Press Award. Ellen Datlow was on hand to accept her Lifetime
Achievement Award, which she shared this year with Al Feldstein. The Specialty Press Award went to Joe Morey of Dark Regions Press. The Silver Hammer Award, for outstanding service to HWA, was voted by the organization?s board of trustees to Angel Leigh McCoy. The President’s Richard Laymon Service Award was given to Michael Colangelo.
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