Bram Stoker Awards Finalists 2023

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the finalists for the 2023 Bram Stoker Awards® for Superior Achievement. The HWA is the premier writers’ organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, and they have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987. The 2023 Bram Stoker Awards® will be announced on June 1.

For more information, see the Awards website.

Here are the finalists for 2023 that are in the TBP collection.

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

NEVER WHISTLE AT NIGHT: AN INDIGENOUS DARK FICTION ANTHOLOGY Ed. by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Last, Jr. (DB 117262)
OUT THERE SCREAMING: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW BLACK HORROR Ed. by Jordan Peele (DB 116396)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

SPIN A BLACK YARN: NOVELLAS by Josh Malerman (DB 117976)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

SPITE HOUSE by Johnny Compton (DB 115899)
EVERYTHING THE DARKNESS EATS by Eric LaRocca (DB 116576)
MAEVE FLY by C. J. Leede (DB 116087)
EDENVILLE by Sam Rebelein (IN PROCESS)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

 “Rumpus Room” (WISHING POOL AND OTHER STORIES) by Tananarive Due (DB 117607)

Superior Achievement in Long Nonfiction

BLACK GUY DIES FIRST: BLACK HORROR CINEMA FROM FODDER TO ASCAR by Robin R. Means Coleman (DB 117346)
101 HORROR BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU’RE MURDERED by Sadie Hartmann (DB 116186)

Superior Achievement in a Middle Grade Novel

FELICE AND THE WAILING WOMAN by Diana Lopez (IN PROCESS)

Superior Achievement in a Novel

REFORMATORY by Tananarive Due (DB 117786)
HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE by Grady Hendrix (DB 112120, LB 14730)
LONE WOMEN by Victor LaValle (DB 114718)
BLACK RIVER ORCHARD by Chuck Wendig (DB 117649 IN PROCESS)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

FUNERAL SONGS FOR DYING GIRLS by Cherie Dimaline (DB 114346)
FIND HIM WHERE YOU LEFT HIM DEAD by Kristen Simmons (DB 117813)
HARVEST HOUSE by Cynthia Leitich Smith (DB 114339)
CAMP DAMASCUS by Chuck Tingle (DB 117023)
SHE IS A HAUNTING by Trang Tranh Tran (DB 114283)

13 Space Horror Novels

Space: Where no one can hear you scream…because sound is just vibrating air, space has no air to vibrate, and therefore there can be no sound.

We have 13 science fiction horror novels set in space. Some feature extraterrestrials like SALVAGED and PITCH DARK. Others like HULL ZERO THREE and SALVATION DAY deal with threats created by members of humanity. ALL of them will make your spine tingle.

ALIEN; ALIENS; AND ALIEN 3: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE NOVELIZATION by Alan Dean Foster (DB 104030, BR 04215)
ALIEN COVENANT by Alan Dean Foster (DB 115465)
DEAD SILENCE by S. A. Barnes (DB 107261)
DEATH TROOPERS by Joe Schreiber (DB 70317, BR 18837)
HULL ZERO THREE by Greg Bear (DB 72718)
LAST ASTRONAUT by David Wellington (DB 96204)
PITCH DARK by Courtney Alameda (DB 90442)
SALVAGED by Madeleine Roux (DB 97865)
SALVATION DAY by Kali Wallace (DB 96354)
SCOURGE BETWEEN STARS by Ness Brown (DB 114290, BR 24888)
SHIP OF FOOLS by Richard Paul Russo (DB 51885)
SIX WAKES by Mur Lafferty (DB 87293, BR 21864)
SOLARIS by Stanislaw Lem (DB 82495, BR 21113)

Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot 2021

Since 1987, the Horror Writers Association (HWA) has presented the Bram Stoker Awards® to the best works of horror and dark fiction. The finalists were announced February 28. The winners will be announced May 14, 2022. Here are the finalists for 2021 that are in the TBP collection.

For more information about the Bram Stoker Awards®: https://www.thebramstokerawards.com/front-page/4491/

Superior Achievement in a Novel

QUEEN OF CICADAS by V. Castro. (DB 105835)

FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP by Grady Ghendrix. (DB 104247)

MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW by Stephen Graham Jones. (DB 104847)

CHILDREN OF CHICAGO by Cynthia Pelayo. (DB 103216)

BOOK OF ACCIDENTS by Chuck Wendig. (DB 104297)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

ALL THESE BODIES by Kendare Blake. (DB 105366)

BAD WITCH BURNING by Jessica Lewis. (DB 104823)

HOUSE OF HOLLOW by Krystal Sutherland. (DB 102984)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

NOTHING BUT BLACKENED TEETH by Cassandra Khaw. (DB 105453)