The Horror Writers Association (HWA) have announced the finalists for the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards. The Bram Stoker Award winners will be announced in May during the Virtual StokerCon 2021 event.
Doing our usual search through looking for Kiwi connections, we again come across Lee Murray’s name on the ballot (twice!) – congratulations Lee.
You might wonder if we get bored by seeing the same few names keep cropping up on these major awards. Well, we really don’t – in the same way cricket fans never get bored seeing Kane Williamson score centuries. But we do still also want to see the next Kyle Jamieson, so if you spot any Kiwis getting recognised for any SF related activity (not just awards), then please drop us a line. We don’t know the names of all the local creatives, so we do need your help. There are a lot of awards out there – for example, perhaps somebody can run their eyes over the just announced Ursa Major Awards for us.
The Horror Writers Association have released the final ballot for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards.
Looking down the list, what did we see but a couple of New Zealand writers making their presence felt (again) on the world horror stage. Congratulations and good luck in the final ballot to…
Murray, Lee – Into the Ashes (Severed Press) – Superior Achievement in a Novel
Cade, Octavia – Mary Shelley Makes a Monster (Aqueduct Press) – Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
We also spotted the Guest of Honour at last year’s natcon on the list – Kaaron Warren. Did we miss anybody else of note? As with these and any genre awards where New Zealanders feature, please drop us a line so we can share the news here.
Another kiwi in a major awards shortlist. This time it is the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards and the author in question is Lee Murray. And not just one shortlisting, but two! Lee has made the finals in the short fiction and the anthology categories.
Congratulations to Lee and all the Bram Stoker finalists.