It was a frightfully fabulous weekend for the Horror Writers Association, which spent the last few days in New Orleans hosting the Bram Stoker Awards™
Weekend 2013, as well as the World Horror Convention. Amid the panels and art shows, readings, and signings, the gala presentation honored writers in 11 categories, including Novel, Graphic Novel, Nonfiction, Screenplay, and Poetry.
Caitlin R. Kiernan won best novel for The Drowning Girl, Joyce Carol Oates shared an award, and Mort Castle walked away with two haunted house trophies. Lifetime Achievement Awards went to Clive Barker and Robert R. McCammon.
The complete list of 2013 category nominees and winners were as follows:
Caitlin R. Kiernan -- The Drowning Girl (winner)
Benjamin Kane Ethridge -- Bottled Abyss
John Everson -- NightWhere
Bentley Little -- The Haunted
Joe McKinney -- Inheritance
L.L. Soares -- Life Rage (winner)
Michael Boccacino -- Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling
Deborah Coates -- Wide Open
Charles Day -- The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief
Peter Dudar -- A Requiem for Dead Flies
Richard Gropp -- Bad Glass
Young Adult Novel
Jonathan Maberry -- Flesh & Bone (winner)
Libba Bray -- The Diviners
Barry Lyga -- I Hunt Killers
Michael McCarty -- I Kissed A Ghoul
Maggie Stiefvater -- The Raven Boys
Jeff Strand -- A Bad Day for Voodoo
Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton -- Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times (winner)
Cullen Bunn -- The Sixth Gun Volume 3: Bound
Terry Moore -- Rachel Rising Vol. 1: The Shadow of Death
Ravi Thornton -- The Tale of Brin and Bent and Minno Marylebone
Peter J. Wacks and Guy Anthony De Marco -- Behind These Eyes
Gene O’Neill -- The Blue Heron (winner)
Kealan Patrick Burke -- Thirty Miles South of Dry County
Jack Ketchum and Lucky McGee -- I’m Not Sam
Joe McKinney and Michael McCarty -- Lost Girl of the Lake
Norman Prentiss -- The Fleshless Man
Lucy Snyder -- "Magdala Amygdala" (winner)
Bruce Boston -- "Surrounded by the Mutant Rain Forest"
Joe McKinney -- "Bury My Heart at Marvin Gardens"
Weston Ochse -- "Righteous"
John Palisano -- "Available Light"
Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard -- The Cabin in the Woods (winner)
Jane Goldman -- The Woman in Black
Sang Kyu Kim -- The Walking Dead, "Killer Within"
Tim Minear -- American Horror Story: Asylum, "Dark Cousin"
Gary Ross Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray -- The Hunger Games
Mort Castle -- New Moon on the Water (winner, tie)
Joyce Carol Oates -- Black Dahlia and White Rose: Stories (winner, tie)
Jonathan Carroll -- Woman Who Married a Cloud: Collected Stories
Elizabeth Hand -- Errantry: Strange Stories
Glen Hirshberg -- The Janus Tree
Mort Castle and Sam Weller --
Shadow Show (winner)
Eric J. Guignard -- Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations
Eric Miller -- Hell Comes to Hollywood
R.J. Cavender, Mark C.Scioneaux, and Robert S. Wilson -- Horror for Good: A Charitable Anthology
Stan Swanson -- Slices of Flesh
Lisa Morton -- Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween (winner)
Michael Collings -- Writing Darkness
Les Klinger -- The Annotated Sandman, Volume 1
Kim Paffenroth and John W. Morehead -- The Undead and Theology
Kendall R. Phillips -- Dark Directions: Romero, Craven, Carpenter, and the Modern Horror Film
Marge Simon and Sandy DeLuca -- Vampires, Zombies & Wanton Souls (winner)
Linda Addison and Stephen M. Wilson -- Dark Duet
Bruce Boston and Gary William Crawford -- Notes from the Shadow City
Michael Collings -- A Verse to Horrors
Mary A. Turzillo -- Lovers & Killers
The 2012 Bram Stoker Award® winners: Top row (left to right): Mort Castle, L.L. Soares, Jerad Walters, Rocky Wood, Jonathan Maberry. Lower row/middle: Sam Weller, James Chambers, Lucy Snyder, Marge Simon, Robert McCammon, Caitlin R. Kiernan (seated), Charles Day, Lisa Morton
(Not pictured: Gene O'Neill, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, Joyce Carol Oates, and Clive Barker)