Friday, April 04, 2008

Missing wins Bram Stoker Award

Everybody! Great news! On Saturday, March 29 at the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, The Missing won the Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in a novel.

F. Paul Wilson and Simon Clark presented the award, and were awesome.
My tongue-tied acceptance is here.

Hooray! Thanks for all your good wishes. The race was a close one, and if you're thinking of picking up a book at your local shop, you ought to check out The Terror, Heart-Shaped Box, or The Witches Trinity. Or in fact, any of the below. Those with asterisks won:

Superior Achievement in a NOVEL
THE GUARDENER'S TALE by Bruce Boston (Sam's Dot)
HEART-SHAPED BOX by Joe Hill (William Morrow)
*THE MISSING by Sarah Langan (Harper)
THE WITCH'S TRINITY by Erika Mailman (Crown)
THE TERROR by Dan Simmons (Little, Brown)

Superior Achievement in a FIRST NOVEL
I WILL RISE by Michael Louis Calvillo (Lachesis Publishing)
*HEART-SHAPED BOX by Joe Hill (William Morrow)
THE MEMORY TREE by John R. Little (Nocturne Press)
THE HOLLOWER by Mary SanGiovanni (Leisure Books)

Superior Achievement in LONG FICTION
*AFTERWARD, THERE WILL BE A HALLWAY by Gary Braunbeck (Five Strokes to Midnight)
GENERAL SLOCUM'S GOLD by Nicholas Kaufmann (Burning Effigy Press)
THE TENTH MUSE by William Browning Spencer (Subterranean #6)
AN APIARY OF WHITE BEES by Lee Thomas (Inferno)

Superior Achievement in SHORT FICTION
THE DEATH WAGON ROLLS ON BY by C. Dean Andersson (Cemetery Dance #57)
LETTING GO by John Everson (Needles and Sins)
THE TEACHER by Paul G. Tremblay (Chizine)
THERE'S NO LIGHT BETWEEN FLOORS by Paul G. Tremblay (Clarkesworld)
CLOSET DREAMS by Lisa Tuttle (Postscripts #10)
*THE GENTLE BRUSH OF WINGS by David Niall Wilson (Defining Moments)

Superior Achievement in an ANTHOLOGY
*FIVE STROKES TO MIDNIGHT edited by Gary Braunbeck and Hank Schwaeble (Haunted Pelican Press)
INFERNO edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor)
DARK DELICACIES 2: FEAR edited by Del Howison & Jeff Gelb (Carroll & Graf/Avalon)
MIDNIGHT PREMIERE edited by Tom Piccirilli (Cemetery Dance Publications)
AT EASE WITH THE DEAD edited by Barbara & Christopher Roden (Ash-Tree Press)

Superior Achievement in a COLLECTION
*PROVERBS FOR MONSTERS by Michael A. Arnzen (Dark Regions Press)
THE IMAGO SEQUENCE by Laird Barron (Night Shade Books)
OLD DEVIL MOON by Christopher Fowler (Serpent's Tail)
*5 STORIES by Peter Straub (Borderlands)
DEFINING MOMENTS by David Niall Wilson (Sarob Press)

Superior Achievement in NONFICTION
ENCYCLOPEDIA HORRIFICA by Joshua Gee (Scholastic)
*THE CRYPTOPEDIA: A DICTIONARY OF THE WEIRD, STRANGE & DOWNRIGHT BIZARRE by Jonathan Maberry & David F. Kramer (Citadel Press / Kensington)
STORYTELLERS UNPLUGGED by Joe Nassise and David Niall Wilson (Storytellers Unplugged/)

Superior Achievement in POETRY
*BEING FULL OF LIGHT, INSUBSTANTIAL by Linda Addison (Space and Time)
HERESY by Charlee Jacob (Bedlam Press [Necro Publications])
*VECTORS: A WEEK IN THE DEATH OF A PLANET by Charlee Jacob & Marge Simon (Dark Regions Press)
PHANTASMAPEDIA by Mark McLaughlin (Dead Letter Press)
OSSUARY by JoSelle Vanderhooft (Sam?s Dot Publishing)

In other news, my short story "Phantom" is about to be released from Cemetery Dance as a limited edition Chapbook. I've got extra copies, so send in your Mystery Site of the Month entry for May, and if you win, I'll mail you two free copies! Rules: site can't be an advertisement or personal website, and none of that racy stuff!

Hope everybody's great!

Sarah Langan