Annal: 2009 Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction

Results of the Bram Stoker Award in the year 2009.

Book:Writers Workshop of Horror

Writers Workshop of Horror

Michael Knost

Writers Workshop of Horror focuses solely on honing the craft of writing. It includes solid advice, from professionals of every publishing level, on how to improve one’s writing skills. The volume edited by Michael Knost includes contributions by a dream-team of nationally known authors and storytellers, many Bram Stoker Award winners.

Contributors to this work include: Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Ramsey Campbell, Thomas F. Monteleone, Deborah LeBlanc, Gary A. Braunbeck, Brian Keene, Elizabeth Massie, Tom Piccirilli, Jonathan Maberry, Tim Waggoner, Mort Castle, G. Cameron Fuller, Rick Hautala, Scott Nicholson, Michael A. Arnzen, J.F. Gonzalez, Michael Laimo, Lucy A. Snyder, Jeff Strand, Lisa Morton, Jack Haringa, Gary Frank, Jason Sizemore, Robert N. Lee, Tim Deal, Brian Yount, Brian J. Hatcher, and others.

“A veritable treasure trove of information for aspiring writers—straight from the mouths of today’s top horror scribes!”…[more]

Book:Cinema Knife Fight

Cinema Knife Fight

Michael Arruda, L.L. Soares

Cinema Knife Fight is a horror movie review column. It began in 2005, and has had long runs on both the Hellnotes newsletter (2004 to 2006) and the horror website Fear Zone (2007 to 2009). Equal parts Siskel & Ebert, EC Horror comics, and Spy vs. Spy, CKF is both informative (real movie reviews) as well as entertaining (with a strong injection of humor).

Book:The Stephen King Illustrated Companion

The Stephen King Illustrated Companion

Bev Vincent

This book takes a critical look at Stephen King’s most iconic works and reads between the lines to uncover the personal influences and demons as reflected in each monster, epidemic, and depraved character. Unseen family photographs and 16 pieces of previously unpublished ephemera—such as handwritten manuscript notes, typed early drafts, lengthy journal entries, and doodles for King’s college newspaper—complete this tangible tour. Packed with fascinating biographical details, literary interpretations, and personal memorabilia, The Stephen King Illustrated Companion is a must-have addition to any true fan’s library.

Book:Stephen King: The Non-Fiction

Stephen King: The Non-Fiction

Rocky Wood, Justin Brooks

Stephen King: The Non-Fiction is the first significant review of King’s Non-Fiction. Most fans and readers know King has written three non-fiction books and may have noticed his introductions and Author’s Notes to his own works; but few know of his hundreds of columns, articles, book reviews and criticism.

The Authors review all King’s published and known unpublished works from 1959 to mid-2006; over 560 published works of non-fiction (more than a dozen are revealed here for the first time) and a further nine unpublished non-fiction pieces. Full details of these unpublished pieces are revealed, providing significant detail on each of the most significant of these Non-Fiction Works.

Authors Rocky Wood and Justin Brooks spent five years compiling this outstanding reference work, with the assistance of…[more]

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