The Bram Stoker Award

The Bram Stoker Awards are named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. They are presented annually by the Horror Writers Association for superior achievement in Horror.
Award Year Authors(s) Title
2011 Joe McKinney Flesh Eaters
2010 Peter Straub A Dark Matter In the 1960's campus guru, Spenser Mallon, demands sexual favors of his young acolytes. After he invites his most fervent followers to attend a secret ritual in a local meadow, the only thing that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body and the shattered souls of all who were present. Years later one man attempts to write a book to try to understand what happened.
2009 Sarah Langan Audrey's Door
2009 Stephen King Duma Key A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived the injuries that could have killed him. He wants out. . . Edgar leaves Minnesota for a rented house on Duma Key, a stunningly beautiful, eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast. . . Now Edgar paints, sometimes feverishly, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. Many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled.~Book jacket
2008 Stephen King Duma Key A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived the injuries that could have killed him. He wants out. . . Edgar leaves Minnesota for a rented house on Duma Key, a stunningly beautiful, eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast. . . Now Edgar paints, sometimes feverishly, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. Many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled.~Book jacket
2007 Sarah Langan The Missing In Langans stunning follow-up to her first novel "The Keeper," an ancient but still contagious plague that transforms its victims into something inhuman is unleashed upon the small community of Corpus Christi, Maine, and the malevolence will not rest until it has devoured every living soul.
2006 Stephen King Lisey's Story King's most personal and powerful book to date is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love.
2005 David Morrell Creepers Five "creepers", a slang term for urban explorers, and a reporter doing a story on them gather on a cold October night at a run-down motel on the Jersey shore. Frank Balenger, the reporter, isn't just looking for a story, and when the group enters the rat infested tunnel leading to the motel he realizes he'll get more than he bargained for.
2005 Charlee Jacob Dread in the Beast
2004 Peter Straub In the Night Room A famous children's book author, in the wake of a grotesque accident, realizes that the most basic facts of her existence, including her existence itself, have come into question.
2003 Peter Straub lost boy, lost girl A groundbreaking story of the persistence of evil, told with tantalizing ambiguity and structural audacity.
2002 Tom Piccirilli The Night Class
2001 Neil Gaiman American Gods Shadow is a man with a past and wants nothing more now than to live a quiet life with his wife. When his wife is killed in a terrible accident, Shadow flies home for the funeral. As a raging storm rocks the plane, the strange man in the seat next to Shadow introduces himself as Mr. Wednesday. He knows more about Shadow than is possible--and he warns Shadow an even bigger storm is coming.
2000 Richard Layman The Traveling Vampire Show Three teens sneak into a traveling show featuring Valeria, the only known vampire in captivity.
1999 Peter Straub Mr. X Ned Dunstan's birthday is fast approaching, and every year on this date, Ned experiences a paralyzing seizure in which he is forced to witness scenes of ruthless slaughter perpetrated by a mysterious and malevolent figure in black whom Ned calls Mr. X. On her deathbed, his mother tells him the truth about his father. His determination to find out as much as he can about his absent father ignites a series of extraordinary adventures that gradually reveal the heart of both his own identity and that of his entirely fantastic family.
1998 Stephen King Bag of Bones A story of grief and a lost love's enduring bonds, of a new love haunted by the secrets of the past, of an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire of natural and supernatural forces. Set in the territory King has made mythic--on the banks of Dark Score Lake in remote western Maine--"Bag of Bones" delves into the plight of 40-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan as he makes his return to the area for the first time since his wife's death. He finds his beloved town is familiar on its surface--but much changed underneath.
1997 Janet Berliner and George Guthridge Children of the Dusk
1996 Stephen King The Green Mile At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, along the lonely stretch of cells known as the Green Mile, killers as depraved as the psychopathic "Billy the Kid" Wharton and the possessed Eduard Delacroix await death strapped in "Old Sparky". Here guards as decent as Paul Edgecombe and as sadistic as Percy Wetmore watch over them. But good or evil, innocent or guilty, none have ever seen the brutal likes of the new prisoner, John Coffey, sentenced to death for raping and murdering two young girls. Is Coffey a devil in human form? Or is he a far, far different kind of being?
1995 Joyce Carol Oates Zombie Quentin P. is 31 years old, single, and the son of a well-respected college professor. He has his own apartment in the university town where he lives and attends classes at a local technical college. He is also a convicted sex offender (now out on parole) and a serial killer. In Oates's riveting new novel the reader is cunningly drawn inside Quentin's mind as he carefully plans and carries out a gruesome murder.
1994 Nancy Holder Dead in the Water Shipwrecked vacationers are picked up by a ghost ship a la The Flying Dutchman. Horror ensues.
1993 Peter Straub The Throat Accused of murdering his wife, James Ransom enlists the help of PI Tim Underhill.
1992 Thomas F. Monteleone Blood of the Lamb
1991 Robert R. McCammon Boy's Life In 1964 in Zephyr, Alabama, Cory Mackenson and his father, Tom, witness a car plunging into Lake Saxon during a pre-dawn milk delivery. When Tom dives down, he finds a nude, beaten corpse handcuffed to the steering wheel. Cory sees a mysterious figure watching them at the edge of the woods but only finds a green feather where he investigates.
1990 Robert R. McCammon Mine
1989 Dan Simmons Carrion Comfort Novel drawing on a number of genres to tell the tale of psychic vampires who can bend other people to their wills. Concentration camp survivor Saul Laski and a host of others seek to bring them down.
1988 Thomas Harris The Silence of the Lambs On the loose is a psychotic killer; locked away is a psychopathic madman. To catch one, the FBI needs the other.
1987 Stephen King Misery Can a best-selling author escape from a psychotic nurse who wants him to respect her favorite literary character?
1987 Robert R. McCammon Swan Song In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, Earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity: Sister, who discovers a strange and transformative glass artifact in the destroyed Manhattan streets ... Joshua Hutchins, the pro wrestler who takes refuge from the nuclear fallout at a Nebraska gas station ... and Swan, a young girl possessing special powers, who travels along Josh to a Missouri town where healing and recovery can begin with Swan's gift. But the ancient force behind earth's devastation is scouring the walking wounded for recruits for its relentless army, beginning with Swan herself.