2020 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot features 8 multiple nominees

Stephen Graham Jones and Josh Malerman were among eight authors with multiple titles on the Final Ballot of the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards, according to a February 20th release by the Horror Writers Association.

The five books vying for Superior Achievement in a Novel are The Only Good Indians by Jones; The Deep by Alma Katsu; Devil’s Creek by Todd Keisling; Malorie by Malerman; and Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia.

The other works by Jones and Malerman on the Final Ballot are Jones’s Night of the Mannequins for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction; and Malerman’s “One Last Transformation” from the anthology Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Other authors with multiple works on the Final Ballot include:

  • Lee Murray: Grotesque: Monster Stories for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection; and Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women (with Geneve Flynn) for Superior Achievement in an Anthology.
  • Cynthia Pelayo: Into the Forest and All the Way Through for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection; and “I Need to Believe” for Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction.
  • Christina Sng: A Collection of Dreamscapes for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection; and “Final Girl: A Life in Horror” for Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction.
  • Tim Waggoner: Writing in the Dark for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction; and “Speaking of Horror” for Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction.
  • Sara Tantlinger: Cradleland of Parasites for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection; and Not All Monsters: A Strangehouse Anthology by Women of Horror for Superior Achievement in an Anthology.
  • Misha Green: Lovecraft Country, Season 1, Episode 1: “Sundown”; and Lovecraft Country, Season 1, Episode 8: “Jig-a-Bobo (with Ihuoma Ofordire) for Superior Achievement in a Screenplay.

The winners for the 12 categories will be announced at StokerCon 2021, a virtual event scheduled from May 20-23. With more than 1,700 members, the Horror Writers Association has presented the Bram Stoker Awards since 1987. For the complete Final Ballot, click HERE.


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3 thoughts on “2020 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot features 8 multiple nominees

  1. I’m not at all surprised that the talented SGJ has multiple works on the list, nor Malerman after Bird Box’s success. But I’m quite surprised that Davidson’s The Boatman’s Daughter didn’t make the list. It’s SUCH a good book.

    I have Into the Forest and All the Way Through on my TBR. I’ve heard only good things about it, but I’ve been hesitant to read it because I think it’ll be emotionally overwhelming due to the subject matter.

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