Nominees for the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement in a First Novel 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 debut author nominees in the Superior Achievement in a First Novel category. You can find all of these books in the Library’s catalog!

A Black woman returning to her Rust Belt hometown for a wedding uncovers a sinister pattern of Black girls going missing from the area when her friends’ daughter disappears from the reception, leaving behind only a bloody piece of fabric.

Mexican Gothic” meets “Rebecca” in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, a sinister haunting, and the woman pulled into their clutches.

Mike and Beth were strangers before the night of the meteor shower. Chance made them neighbors, a bottle of champagne brought them together, and a shared need for human connection sparked something more. It was just another day at the beach. Then the world ended.

  • Beulah” by Christi Nogle

Beulah” is the story of Georgie, an 18-year-old with a talent (or affliction) for seeing ghosts. She is able to maintain, in her own laconic way, until she notices that her little sister Stevie also has the gift. Stevie is in danger from a malevolent ghost, and Georgie tries to help, but soon Georgie is the one in danger.

An Antarctic expedition led by James “Australis” Randall must take to the land after disaster strikes and they find themselves fighting a supernatural force in addition to the isolation and freezing darkness of the polar nights.

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.