Stephen King Wins Big At The 2009 Bram Stoker Awards

Stephen King, master of horror and the macabre, racked up the accolades at the 2009 Bram Stoker Awards last weekend, winning both the novel category and the fiction collection category with his books Duma Key and Just After Sunset. Bram Stoker Awards are presented annually by the Horror Writers Association. The awards ceremony has recognized superior achievement in horror fiction since 1988. This year’s ceremony took place on Saturday, June 13, at the Marriott Hotel in Burbank, California. Duma Key, the winning novel, features a painter whose works become portals for the ghosts of an ailing old woman, while Just After Sunset is an anthology of King’s short stories. The author recently commented about the achievement on his website, “I’m delighted to tell you that I won not one but TWO Stoker Awards at this year’s ceremony, one for Duma Key (Best Novel) and one for Just After Sunset (Best Collection). My motto is, You can never be too thin, too rich, or win too many Stoker Awards. (If you’ve never seen one, the awards are most excellently cool.) My thanks to everyone who voted, and my congratulations to all the other nominees. Most of all, though, thanks to everyone who bought those books and enjoyed them. (And if you bought them and didn’t enjoy them, I still thank you.)”


Published by Larry Fire

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