WINNERS: 2011 Bram Stoker Award and Vampire Novel of the Century Award

The Horror Writers Association has announced the winners of the 2011 Bram Stoker Award and Vampire Novel of the Century Award:



  • Superior Achievement in a NOVEL: Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle Books)
  • Superior Achievement in a FIRST NOVEL: Isis Unbound by Allyson Bird (Dark Regions Press)
  • Superior Achievement in a YOUNG ADULT NOVEL (tie):
    • The Screaming Season by Nancy Holder (Razorbill)
    • Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Superior Achievement in a GRAPHIC NOVEL: Neonomicon by Alan Moore (Avatar Press)
  • Superior Achievement in LONG FICTION: “The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine” by Peter Straub (Conjunctions: 56)
  • Superior Achievement in SHORT FICTION: “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive?” by Stephen King (The Atlantic Magazine, May 2011)
  • Superior Achievement in a SCREENPLAY: American Horror Story, episode #12: ?Afterbirth? by Jessica Sharzer (20th Century Fox Television)
  • Superior Achievement in a FICTION COLLECTION: The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates (Mysterious Press)
  • Superior Achievement in an ANTHOLOGY: Demons: Encounters with the Devil and his Minions, Fallen Angels and the Possessed edited by John Skipp (Black Dog and Leventhal)
  • Superior Achievement in NON-FICTION: Stephen King: A Literary Companion by Rocky Wood (McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers)
  • Superior Achievement in a POETRY COLLECTION: How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend by Linda Addison (Necon Ebooks)

Also: HWA, in conjunction with the Bram Stoker Family Estate and the Rosenbach Museum & Library, also presented the special one-time only Vampire Novel of the Century Award to Richard Matheson for his modern classic I Am Legend.

Congratulations to all the winners!

See also: This years nominees and Past winners.

3 thoughts on “WINNERS: 2011 Bram Stoker Award and Vampire Novel of the Century Award”

  1. Superior Achievement in a GRAPHIC NOVEL: Neonomicon by Alan Moore (Avatar Press)????

    Seriously? They must have skipped reading the actual book and just gave Moore the award because of his name. “Neonomicon” is the worst piece of crap I’ve ever read.

    And there’s certainly much better material for Best Novel as well.

    I think the Bram Stoker Awards have hit the toilet, I’m not going to pay attention to them anymore.

  2. Thank you Christoper Priest. I thought the Neonomicon Lovecraft salute was very good, although it should get an NC-17 rating for content.

  3. David, reread it and try harder this time. Look deeper. It’s a challenging work that has a lot going on that is easily overlooked by the shocking nature of the narrative.

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