The Horror Writers Association has announced the nominees for the 2010 Bram Stoker Award, honoring superior achievement in horror literature:


SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL

  • Horns by Joe Hill
  • Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  • Dead Love by Linda Watanabe McFerrin
  • Apocalypse of the Dead by Joe McKinney
  • Dweller by Jeff Strand
  • A Dark Matter by Peter Straub


SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A FIRST NOVEL

  • Black and Orange by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
  • A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files
  • Castle of Los Angeles by Lisa Morton
  • Spellbent by Lucy Snyder

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN LONG FICTION

  • “The Painted Darkness” by Brian James Freeman
  • “Dissolution” by Lisa Mannetti
  • “Monsters Among Us” by Kirstyn McDermott
  • “The Samhanach” by Lisa Morton
  • “Invisible Fences” by Norman Prentiss

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SHORT FICTION

  • “Return to Mariabronn” by Gary Braunbeck
  • “The Folding Man” by Joe R. Lansdale
  • “1925: A Fall River Halloween” by Lisa Mannetti
  • “In the Middle of Poplar Street” by Nate Southard
  • “Final Draft” by Mark W. Worthen

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN AN ANTHOLOGY

  • Dark Faith edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon
  • Horror Library IV edited by R.J. Cavender and, Boyd E. Harris
  • Macabre: A Journey Through Australia’s Darkest Fears edited by Angela Challis and Marty Young
  • Haunted Legends edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas
  • The New Dead edited by Christopher Golden

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A COLLECTION

  • Occultation by Laird Barron
  • Blood and Gristle by Michael Louis Calvillo
  • Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
  • The Ones That Got Away by Stephen Graham Jones
  • A Host of Shadows by Harry Shannon

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION

  • To Each Their Darkness by Gary A. Braunbeck
  • The Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti
  • Wanted Undead or Alive by Jonathan Maberry and Janice Gable Bashman
  • Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews by Sam Weller

SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A POETRY COLLECTION

  • Dark Matters by Bruce Boston
  • Wild Hunt of the Stars by Ann K. Schwader
  • Diary of a Gentleman Diabolist by Robin Spriggs
  • Vicious Romantic by Wrath James White

The awards will be presented at the Stoker Awards Banquet held at World Horror Con in Austin, Texas the weekend of April 28.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

[via SF Site]

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