Bram Stoker Award Winners



Novel:  Misery by Stephen King tied with Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon

First Novel: "The Manse" by Lisa Cantrell

Long Fiction: The Pear Shaped Man by George R.R. Martin tied with Dead by Alan Rodgers

Short Fiction: "The Deep End" by Robert R. McCammon

Collection: The Essential Ellison by Harlan Ellison



Novel: The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

First Novel:  "The Suiting" by Kelley Wilde

Long Fiction: "Orange Is for Anguish, Blue for Insanity" by David Morrell

Short Fiction: "The Night They Missed the Horror Show" by Joe R. Lansdale

Collection: Charles Beaumont: Selected Stories by Charles Beaumont



Novel:  Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

First Novel: Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy Collins

Long Fiction: "With Dead Folks" by Joe R. Lansdale

Short Fiction: "Eat Me" by Robert R. McCammon

Collection: Collected Stories by Richard Matheson



Novel: Mine by Robert R. McCammon

First Novel: The Revelation by Bentley Little

Long Fiction: "Stephen" by Elizabeth Massie

Short Fiction: "The Calling" by David B. Silva

Collection: Four Past Midnight by Stephen King




Novel: Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon

First Novel: The Cipher by Kathe Koja tied with Prodigal by Melanie Tem

Long Fiction: "The Beautiful Uncut Hair of Graves" by David Morrell

Short Fiction: "Lady Madonna" by Nancy Holder

Collection: Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons




Novel: Blood of the Lamb by Thomas F. Monteleone

First Novel: Sineater by Elizabeth Massie

Long Fiction: "Aliens: Tribes" by Stephen Bissette tied with "Found in a Harlequin Romance" by Joe R. Lansdale

Short Fiction: "This Year's Class Picture" by Dan Simmons

Collection: Mr. Fox and Other Feral Tales by Norman Partridge



Novel: The Throat by Peter Straub

First Novel: The Thread That Binds the Bones by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Novella:  Mephisto in Onyx by Harlan Ellison tied with The Night We Buried Road Dog by Jack Cady

Novelet: "Dying in Bangkok" by Dan Simmons

Short Fiction: "I Hear the Mermaids Singing" by Nancy Holder

Collection: Alone with the Horrors by Ramsey Campbell



Novel: Dead in the Water by Nancy Holder

First Novel: Grave Markings by Michael A. Arnzen

Long Fiction: "The Scent of Vinegar" by Robert Bloch

Short Fiction: "Cafe Endless: Spring Rain" by Nancy Holder

Collection: The Early Fears by Robert Bloch



Novel: Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

First Novel: The Safety of Unknown Cities by Lucy Taylor

Long Fiction: "Lunch at the Gotham Cafe" by Stephen King

Short Fiction: "Chatting with Anubis" by Harlan Ellison

Collection: The Panic Hand by Jonathan Carroll



Novel: The Green Mile by Stephen King

First Novel: Crota by Owl Goingback

Long Fiction: "The Red Tower" by Thomas Ligotti

Short Fiction: "Metallica" by P.D. Cacek

Collection: The Nightmare Factor by Thomas Ligotti



Novel: Children of the Dust by Janet Berliner and George Guthman

First Novel: Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis

Long Fiction: "The Big Blow" by Joe R. Lansdale

Short Fiction: "Rat Food" by Edo van Belkom and David Nickle

Collection: Exorcisms and Ecstasies by Karl Edward Wagner



Novel: Bag of Bones by Stephen King

First Novel:  Dawn Song by Michael Marano

Long Fiction: "Mr Clubb and Mr Cuff" by Peter Straub

Short Fiction: "The Dead Boy at Your Window" by Bruce Holland Rogers

Collection: Black Butterflies by John Shirley

Anthology: Horrors!: 365 Scary Stories edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg,  & Robert Weinberg



Novel: Mr. X by Peter Straub

First Novel: Wither by J.G. Passarella

Long Fiction: "Five Days in April" by Brian A. Hopkins tied with "Mad Dog Summer" by Joe R. Lansdale

Short Fiction: "Aftershock" by F. Paul Wilson

Collection: The Nightmare Chronicles by Douglas Clegg

Anthology: 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense edited by Al Sarrantonio



Novel: The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon

First Novel:  The Licking Valley Coon Hunters Club by Brian A. Hopkins

Long Fiction: "The Man on the Ceiling" by Melanie and Steve Rasnic Tem

Short Fiction:  "Gone" by Jack Ketchum

Collection:  Magic Terror by Peter Straub

Anthology: The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: 13th Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling



Novel: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

First Novel:  Deadliest of the Species by Michael Oliveri

Long Fiction: "In These Final Days of Sales" by Steve Rasnic Tem

Short Fiction: "Reconstructing Amy" by Tim Lebbon

Collection:  The Man with the Barbed Wire Fists by Norman Partridge

Anthology: Ends of the Earth edited by Brian A. Hopkins


Novel: The Night Class by Tom Piccirilli

First Novel: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Long Fiction: "El Dia de Los Muertos" by Brian A. Hopkins tied with "My Work Is Not Yet Done" by Tom Ligotti

Short Fiction: "The Misfit Child Grows Fat on Despair" by Tom Piccirilli

Collection: One More for the Road by Ray Bradbury

Anthology: The Darker Side edited by John Pelan



Novel:  Lost Boy, Lost Girl by Peter Straub

First Novel: The Rising by Brian Keene

Long Fiction:  "Closing Time" by Jack Ketchum

Short Fiction: "Duty" by Gary A. Braunbeck

Collection: Peaceable Kingdom by Jack Ketchum

Anthology: Borderlands 5 edited by Elizabeth and Thomas Monteleone



Novel: In the Night Room by Peter Straub

First Novel: Covenant by John Everson tied with Stained by Lee Thomas

Long Fiction: "The Turtle Boy" by Kealan-Patrick Burke

Short Fiction:   "Nimitseahpah" by Nancy Etchemendy

Collection: Fearful Symmetries by Thomas F. Monteleone

Anthology: The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 17 edited by Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant



Novel: Creepers by David Morrell tied with Dread in the Beast by Charlee Jacob

First Novel: Scarecrow Gods by Warren Ochse

Long Fiction: "Best New Horror" by Joe Hill

Short Fiction: "We Now Pause for Station Identification" by Gary Braunbeck

Collection: Twentieth Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

Anthology: Dark Delicacies edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb



Novel: Lisey's Story by Stephen King

First Novel: Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry

Long Fiction:  Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

Short Fiction: "Tested" by Lisa Morton

Collection: Destinations Unknown by Gary Braunbeck

Anthology: Retro Pulp Tales edited by Joe Lansdale tied with Mondo Zombie edited by John Skipp



Novel: The Missing by Sarah Langan

First Novel: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Long Fiction: "Afterward, There Will Be a Hallway" by Gary A. Braunbeck

Short Fiction: "The Gentle Brush of Wings" by David Niall Wilson

Collection: Proverbs for Monsters by Michael A. Arnzen tied with 5 Stories by Peter Straub

Anthology: Inferno edited by Ellen Datlow



Novel: Duma Key by Stephen King

First Novel: The Gentling Box by Lisa Manetti

Long Fiction: "Miranda" by John R. Little

Short Fiction: "The Lost" by Sarah Langan

Collection: Just After Sunset by Stephen King

Anthology: Unspeakable Horror edited by Vince A. Liaguno and Chad Helder



Novel: Audrey's Door by Sarah Langan

First Novel: Damnable by Hank Schwaeble

Long Fiction: "The Lucid Dreaming" by Lisa Morton

Short Fiction: "In the Porches of My Ears" by Norman Prentiss

Collection: A Taste of Tenderloin by Gene O'Neill

Anthology: He Is Legend edited by Christopher Conlon



Novel: A Dark Matter by Peter Straub

First Novel: Black and Orange by Benjamin Kane Ethridge tied with Castle of Los Angeles by Lisa Morton

Long Fiction: "Invisible Fences" by Norman Prentiss

Short Fiction: "The Folding Man" by Joe R. Lansdale

Collection: Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Anthology: Haunted Legends edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas



Novel: Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney

First Novel: Isis Unbound by Allyson Bird

YA Novel: The Screaming Season by Nancy Holder tied with Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry

Long Fiction: "The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine" by Peter Straub

Short Fiction: "Herman Wouk Is Still Alive" by Stephen King

Collection: The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates

Anthology: Demons edited by John Skipp