We are entering the last few weeks leading up to the announcement of the biggest honor in horror writing, The Bram Stoker Awards. This year they will given out at the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City, UT on March 31. The finalists for all categories will be announced on February, but over the weekend the finalists for the Vampire Novel of the Century were announced.
Please go to the HWA'a website to see the full list with annotations.
This year, the Bram Stoker Awards have been reorganized and there will be more categories, including screenplays (TV and movie) and YA. From the librarian's perspective, finalist lists for any and all awards make for a great collection development tool. They are also a good tool for helping fans of a genre. I will write more about how to use the finalist list to help readers after I know who the finalists are.
So check back here after the 17th to see what the horror world deems the best from 2011. You may find a future classic on the list.