One of the best parts of the Bram Stoker Awards is that members of the Horror Writers Association get to recommend literary works that they have enjoyed. Some of them end up on the preliminary ballot and then go on further to win an award.
I feel that being on this list is an achievement in itself and better yet, it’s a great way to see what books are out there to be read. So whether you’re a writer or a reader, you really should check this list out if you’re looking for the next best thing!
Other lists worth checking out include the Australian Shadows Awards, the Ditmar Awards and the Aurealis Awards.
2013 Australian Shadows Awards
2015 Ditmar eligibility list – http://wiki.sf.org.au/2015_Ditmar_eligibility_list
2015 Aurealis entries – https://aurealisawards.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/2014-aa-entries-for-site-all-entries-11.pdf
Now the only question that remains is how do I find the time and the money to read all these works? 🙂
Two-time international Bram Stoker Award-nominee®*, Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist based in Queensland, Australia.
Greg is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories, including his award-nominated debut novel, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum) and collections, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares (Specul8 Publishing) and This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories (Things in the Well Publications).
He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, (McFarland & Company) written by authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards® in 2013.
He is also the current President of the Australasian Horror Writers Association.
Greg lives in Rockhampton with his wife and their two daughters.
* Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Hollow House (2016) and
Superior Achievement in Short Fiction, for “The Book of Last Words” (2019)
Bloody well done on making the recommended reads list for the Stokers, Greg! And yes, I agree, the money to book-wanting ratio never works in my favour either… 🙂
Doesn’t stop us though, does it AJ? ;P
Pft! Absolutely not! I am now in desperate need of another bookcase because my hubby doesn’t like the pile balanced precariously on my bedside table… and the dining table… and the little stool near my desk. He’s mad, I say, mad! 🙂