2017 Bram Stoker Award Winners for the Best in Horror and Dark Fantasy

Adrian Liang on March 05, 2018

Over the weekend, in Providence, Rhode Island, the Horror Writers Association named the 2017 Bram Stoker Award winners in a gala ceremony.

logo.pngGiven in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards are presented annually for superior writing in eleven categories, including traditional fiction of various lengths, poetry, screenplays and non-fiction. Previous winners include Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates and Neil Gaiman. To see the full list of nominees and winners, visit the Horror Writers Association's website.

Below are the finalists and winners in four major categories: best novel, best first novel, best young adult novel, and best graphic novel.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Ararat WINNER: Ararat: A Novel by Christopher Golden (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)
Sleeping Beauties: A Novel by Stephen King (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)
Black Mad Wheel: A Novel by Josh Malerman (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)
I Wish I Was Like You by S. P. Miskowski (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)
Ubo by Steve Rasnic Tem (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Cold Cuts WINNER: Cold Cuts by Robert Payne Cabeen (Print Book | Kindle Book)
In the Valley of the Sun by Andy Davidson (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)
What Do Monsters Fear?: A Novel of Psychological Horror by Matt Hayward (Print Book | Kindle Book)
The Boulevard Monster by Jeremy Hepler (Print Book | Kindle Book)
Kill Creek by Scott Thomas (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

The Last Harvest WINNER: The Last Harvest: A Novel by Kim Liggett (Print Book | Kindle Book)
The Door to January by Gillian French (Print Book | Kindle Book)
Hellworld by Tom Leveen (Print Book | Kindle Book)
The Ravenous by Amy Lukavics (Print Book | Kindle Book)
When I Cast Your Shadow: A Novel by Sarah Porter (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Kindred WINNER: Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler (Print Book | Kindle Book)
Darkness Visible by Mike Carey (Print Book | Kindle Book)
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris (Print Book | Kindle Book)
The Black Monday Murders Volume 1 by Jonathan Hickman (Print Book | Kindle Book)
Monstress Volume 2: The Blood by Marjorie Liu (Print Book | Kindle Book)

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