2019 Stoker Awards Winners

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the winners for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards:

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • WINNER: Coyote Rage, Owl Goingback (Independent Legions)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • WINNER: “Up from Slavery”, Victor LaValle (Weird Tales #363)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • WINNER: “The Eight People Who Murdered Me, (Excerpt from Lucy Westenra’s Diary)”, Gwendolyn Kiste (Nightmare 11/19)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction

  • WINNER: “Magic, Madness, and Women Who Creep: The Power of Individuality in the Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman”, Gwendolyn Kiste (Vastarien Spring ’19)
  • “Slasher Films Made Me Gay: The Queer Appeal and Subtext of the Genre”, Vince A. Liaguno (Ginger Nuts of Horror 9/1/2019)
  • “The Evil Aging Women of American Horror Story“, Karen J. Renner (Elder Horror: Essays on Film’s Frightening Images of Aging)
  • “Film’s First Lycanthrope: 1913’s The Werewolf“, Kelly Robinson (Scary Monsters Fall ’19)
  • “Lord Byron’s Whipping Boy: Dr. John William Polidori and the 200th Anniversary of The Vampyre“, Valerie E. Weich (Famous Monsters of Filmland 10/19)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

  • WINNER: Us
  • Doctor Sleep
  • The Lighthouse
  • Midsommar
  • Stranger Things, “The Battle of Starcourt”

Winners were honored in an online ceremony during StokerCon UK, April 18, 2020. For more information, see the Stoker Awards website.

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