International Bon Vivant and Raconteur (nick_kaufmann) wrote,
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nick_kaufmann

Not a Bridesmaid Anymore

I am now officially, and for the first time, a Bram Stoker Award-nominated author! Woohoo! I'm going bananas right now. I don't know what to do with myself!


The Final Ballot of the 2007 Bram Stoker Award:

Superior Achievement in a Novel
THE GUARDENER'S TALE by Bruce Boston (Sam’s Dot Publishing)
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)

(A very strong category this year, especially with Joe Hill and Dan Simmons on there. Still, go Sarah!)

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

(If THE MISSING or THE TERROR takes the Novel award, I suspect HEART-SHAPED BOX will take First Novel. But I want Mary to win.)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
AFTERWARD, THERE WILL BE A HALLWAY by Gary Braunbeck (Five Strokes to Midnight)
ALMOST THE LAST STORY BY ALMOST THE LAST MAN by Scott Edelman (Postscripts)
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)

(Let's face it, I probably don't have a chance in hell against these folks. Braunbeck, Edelman, Thomas? They're all fantastic writers, I couldn't beat any of them on my best day, but with Spencer added to the category I'm truly doomed!)

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)

(Paul is dominating this category, and deservedly so. No offense to any of the other fine nominees, but if Paul doesn't win for either of his outstanding stories, I'm overturning my table and shouting "Nooooooooooooooo!" until security drags me away.)

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)

(Go INFERNO! The others are good, but INFERNO is exemplary.)

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)

(Yay Laird! But can he win against the equally awesome Straub? Only time and several sacrificed goats will tell!)

Superior Achievement in Nonfiction
ENCYCLOPEDIA HORRIFICA by Joshua Gee (Scholastic)
THE PORTABLE OBITUARY: HOW THE FAMOUS, RICH, AND POWERFUL REALLY DIED by Michael Largo (Harper)
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)

(I absolutely adored ENCYCLOPEDIA HORRIFICA and would love to see it win. I'm not sure if enough voting members of the HWA read it, though. My guess is this will go to the successful and popular blog series 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)

(Another strong category, stronger than it's been in ages, but Linda's gonna rock the house!)

Winners will be announced Saturday, March 29 at an awards ceremony at the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City.
Tags: awards, general slocum's gold, hwa, writing
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