Horror writers far and wide dream about one day winning a Bram Stoker Award, an honor given to the leading talents in the field. This year the awards ceremony will again be broadcast live online. Has anyone checked to see if Billy Crystal is available to host?
The Bram Stoker Award, given by the Horror Writers Association, is a prestigious honor bestowed upon the greatest authors working today. The ceremony will air on Ustream.tv on March 31 at 9pm (Mountain Daylight Savings Time) with a running time of approximately 90 minutes.
From the Press Release
The Horror Writers Association is proud to announce that it will again webcast the Bram Stoker Awards presentation live in 2012. The Banquet is being held in Salt Lake City.
This year the Bram Stoker Awards celebrate 25 years as the leading writing awards in the horror and dark fantasy genre. The Bram Stoker Awards Banquet is sponsored by Samhain Publishing.
Among the nominees are those for the Vampire Novel of the Century (a special Award to mark the centenary of the death of Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula) – they include Richard Matheson for I Am Legend, Stephen King for Salem’s Lot and Anne Rice for Interview with the Vampire. This Award is sponsored by Jeremy Wagner.
Lifetime Achievement Awards will also be conferred on iconic horror writers Joe R Lansdale and Rick Hautala, both of whom will be in attendance to accept the Award. And this year’s presenters include Robert McCammon (Swan Song), one of the HWA’s Special Guests.
Bram Stoker Awards for Poetry, Non-Fiction, Fiction Collection, Anthology, Screenplay, Short Fiction, Long Fiction, Young Adult Novel, Graphic Novel, First Novel and Novel will be presented. Among the nominees in these categories are Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Mike Mignola, Jonathan Maberry and Joe Hill. Episodes of “The Walking Dead,” “American Horror Story” and “True Blood” are nominated in the Screenplay category. Follow this link for a full list of nominees.
The Horror Writers Association is the leading writer’s organization for horror and dark fantasy and has nearly 800 members worldwide. More information at www.horror.org.
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