Nominees for the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection Announced

Created by Bob Helmbrecht, collection development librarian

The Horror Writers Association recently announced the final nominees for the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement in the horror genre. These awards, named in honor of Bram Stoker, the author of “Dracula,” were first given in 1987, and have continued annually ever since. 

Congratulations to the author nominees in the Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection category. You can find all of these books in the Library’s catalog!

With these 12 stories Paula D. Ashe takes you into a dark and bloody world where nothing is sacred and no one is safe. A landscape of urban decay and human degradation, this collection finds the psychic pressure points of us all, and giddily squeezes. 

The Black women in these tales are women we all know. The mothers, wives, business owners, creatives, and more, that we see in everyday life. They perform the impossible and hold all ends together. These Black women are more than we know. They’re also victims, monsters…and often, a little of both.

Cassandra Khaw’s dynamic and vibrant debut collection, “Breakable Things,” explores the fragile and nebulous bonds that weave love and grief into our existence. This exquisite and cutting collection of stories showcases a bloody fusion of horrors from cosmic to psychological to body traumas.

In this new collection, Richard Thomas has crafted 14 stories that push the boundaries of dark fiction in an intoxicating, piercing blend of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Equally provocative and profound, each story is masterfully woven with transgressive themes that burrow beneath the skin.

Attila Veres, Hungary’s leading horror writer, makes his English debut at last in this groundbreaking new collection featuring 10 of his finest tales. These tales showcase a range of genres and styles, from weird fiction to folk horror to cosmic horror, and reveal a dazzlingly original new writer.

The winners of the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards will be announced on June 17 during the Annual Bram Stoker Awards Banquet held during StokerCon 2023 in Pittsburgh.