Browsing for Bram Stoker Award™ winning works just got a whole lot easier.
Amazon users can now use the site’s search engine to access a detailed listing of all major literary award winners, including novels which have won the Caldecott Medal, the Newbury Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Award, the Man Booker Prize, the Bram Stoker Award, and many more.
Searching for the various award categories will take a bit of effort, though, as Amazon has created quite a cornmaze to find this particular category within its search engine. Users are encouraged to use the ‘Browse Subjects’ component of the toolbar to locate the pathway to the various literary ‘Award Winners’. From there, users will need to use the left hand column of award choices in order to view individual award categories. Most recent 2012 and 2011 winners can be found by following this link.
During the week of August 6, 2012 the Horror Writers Association announced that their premier literary award, the Bram Stoker Award, has now joined the ranks of such prestigious literary awards as the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize under the Amazon search subject of ‘Major Literary Awards’.
Authors and editors featured in the Bram Stoker Award Category include F. Paul Wilson, Tim Lebbon, Stephen Jones, Elizabeth Massie, Gary Braunbeck, Norman Prentiss, John R. Little, Kealan Patrick Burke, Ellen Datlow, Brian Keene, Lee Thomas, Vince Liaguno, Joe McKinney, Joe R. Lansdale, Peter Straub, Sarah Langan, Stephen King, Charlee Jacobs, David Morrell, Tom Piccirilli, Neil Gaiman, George Guthridge, Allyson Bird, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Lisa Mannetti, Lisa Morton, Hank Schwaeble, Joe Hill, Jonathan Maberry, Weston Ochse, Rocky Wood, John Everson, and many more.
Each year, the Horror Writers Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement. Named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, the first awards were presented in 1988. The award itself is an eight-inch replica of a fanciful haunted house, and any work of Horror first published in the English language may be considered for an award during the year of its publication.
The mission of the Horror Writers Association is to promote and protect the careers of professional horror writers and those seeking to enter their ranks, while at the same time using its best endeavors to raise the profile of the horror genre in the publishing industry and among readers in general. For additional information on the Horror Writers Association, including participation information for the World Horror Convention 2013 and the Bram Stoker Awards Ceremony 2013, visit their website.
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