The Horror Writers Association has announced their nominees for the Bram Stoker Vampire Novel of the Century Award, to be presented at the World Horror Convention in March. (Fun Fact: Sherrilyn Kenyon will be this year’s Author Guest of Honor at the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City.) Many groundbreaking vampire novels of the 20th century are being considered for the award.
The award is in honor of Bram Stoker's classic tale Dracula, which was originally published 100 years ago. Horror Writer Association’s President Rocky Wood said in a recent announcement, “HWA is proud to present our iconic Award on the centenary of Bram Stoker’s passing and pleased to be doing so in conjunction with the Bram Stoker Family Estate. While Stoker’s novel is undoubtedly the most influential of all vampire fiction, we look forward to recognizing the vampire novel that has had the greatest impact since publication of Dracula.”
The nominees include:
The Soft Whisper of the Dead by Charles L. Grant (1983)
Salem's Lot by Stephen King (1975)
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (1954)
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (1992)
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice (1991)