October 26, 2021

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Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction

The Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for “superior achievement” in horror writing for non-fiction.

Winners and nominees
Nominees are listed below the winner(s) for each year.[1]

1987: Mary Shelley by Muriel Spark
Joe Bob Goes To the Drive-In by Joe Bob Briggs
The Zombies That Ate Pittsburgh by Paul A. Gagne
1988: (no award)
1989: (tie)
Harlan Ellison’s Watching by Harlan Ellison
Horror: The 100 Best Books by Stephen Jones & Kim Newman
American Vampires: by Fans, Victims, Practitioners by Norine Dresser
Horror: A Connoisseur’s Guide To Literature and Film by Leonard Wolf
H. P. Lovecraft by Peter Cannon
1990: Dark Dreamers by Stanley Wiater
Hollywood Gothic by David J. Skal
Horror Literature: A Reader’s Guide by Neil Barron
Joe Bob Goes Back To The Drive-In by Joe Bob Briggs
The Weird Tale by S. T. Joshi
1991: Clive Barker’s Shadows in Eden by Stephen Jones
Vampires Among Us Rosemary by Ellen Guillen
Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne Rice by Katherine Ramsland
The Shape Under The Sheet: The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia by Stephen J. Spignesi
1992: Cut! Horror Writers of Horror Film by Christopher Golden
Men, Women, and Chainsaws by Carol J. Clover
Young Adult Horror Fiction by Cosete Kies
Scare Tactics by John Russo
Dark Visions by Stanley Wiater
1993: Once Around the Bloch by Robert Bloch
The Diary of Jack the Ripper by Shirley Harrison & Michael Barrett
The Monster Show by David J. Skal
1994: (no award)
1995: The Supernatural Index by Michael Ashley & William Contento
Psycho: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Thriller by Janet Leigh & Christopher Nickens
An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by James Randi
Immoral Tales: European Sex & Horror Movies 1956-1984 by Cathal Tohill & Pete Tombs
1996: H. P. Lovecraft: A Life by S. T. Joshi
Bram Stoker: A Biography of the Author of Dracula by Barbara Belford
The Great Pulp Heroes by Don Hutchison
The Illustrated Werewolf Movie Guide by Stephen Jones
V is for Vampire by David Skal
1997: Dark Thoughts: On Writing by Stanley Wiater
The Encyclopedia of Fantasy by John Clute & John Grant
The Hammer Story by Marcus Hearn and Alan Barnes
Clive Barker’s A-Z of Horror by Stephen Jones
Video Watchdog, Tim Lucas, ed.
Dean Koontz: A Writer’s Biography by Katherine Ramsland
1998: DarkEcho Newsletter Vol. 5, #1-50, edited by Paula Guran
Gothic Horror: A Reader’s Guide from Poe to King and Beyond, edited by Clive Bloom
The Science of the X-Files by Jeanne Cavelos
A Writer’s Tale by Richard Laymon
1999: DarkEcho Newsletter, edited by Paula Guran
The Essential Monster Movie Guide by Stephen Jones
Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography by Victoria Price
Hellnotes, edited by David B. Silva & Paul F. Olson
2000: On Writing by Stephen King
Hellnotes, edited by David B. Silva & Paul F. Olson
At the Foot of the Story Tree by Bill Sheehan
Horror of the 20th Century by Robert Weinberg
2001: Jobs in Hell, edited by Brian Keene
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell
Personal Demons, edited by Brian A. Hopkins & Garrett Peck
Hellnotes, edtied by David B. Silva & Paul F. Olson
2002: Ramsey Campbell, Probably by Ramsey Campbell
Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, Second Edition by Richard Bleiler
Ralan.com, Ralan Conley, ed.
Jobs in Hell, Brian Keene & Kelly Laymon, eds.
Hellnotes, David B. Silva, Paul F. Olson & Garrett Peck, eds.
2003: The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association by Thomas F. Monteleone
Fear in a Handful of Dust by Gary A. Braunbeck
Ralan.com edited by Ralan Conley
Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman, edited by Gary Spencer Millidge and Smoky Man
Hellnotes edited by Judi Rohrig
2004: Hellnotes edited by Judi Rohrig
Ralan’s SpecFic & Humor Webstravaganza by Ralan Conley
Hanging Out with the Dream King by Joseph McCabe
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel by Thomas F. Monteleone
The Road to the Dark Tower by Bev Vincent
2005: Horror: Another 100 Best Books by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
More Giants of the Genre by Michael McCarty
Morbid Curiosity magazine #9 by Loren Rhoads
The Bradbury Chronicles by Sam Weller
Why Buffy Matters: The Art of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ by Rhonda Wilcox
2006: (tie)
Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die by Michael Largo
Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero’s Vision of Hell on Earth by Kim Paffenroth
Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished by Rocky Wood
Cinema Macabre, edited by Mark Morris
2007: The Cryptopedia: A Dictionary of the Weird, Strange & Downright Bizarre by Jonathan Maberry & David F. Kramer
Encyclopedia Horrifica: The Terrifying Truth About Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters, and More by Joshua Gee
The Portable Obituary: How the Famous, Rich & Powerful Really Died by Michael Largo
Storytellers Unplugged by Joe Nassise and David Niall Wilson
2008: A Hallowe’en Anthology by Lisa Morton
Cheap Scares by Gregory Lamberson
Zombie CSU by Jonathan Maberry
The Book of Lists: Horror by Amy Wallace, Del Howison, and Scott Bradley
2009: Writers Workshop of Horror by Michael Knost
Cinema Knife Fight by L. L. Soares and Michael Arruda
The Stephen King Illustrated Companion by Bev Vincent
Stephen King: The Non-Fiction by Rocky Wood and Justin Brooks
2010: To Each Their Darkness by Gary A. Braunbeck
The Conspiracy Against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror by Thomas Ligotti
Wanted Undead or Alive: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-Ass Enemies of Evil by Jonathan Maberry and Janice Gable Bashman
Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews by Sam Weller
2011: Stephen King: A Literary Companion by Rocky Wood
Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays on J. Sheridan Le Fanu edited by Gary William Crawford, Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers
Starve Better by Nick Mamatas
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies by Matt Mogk
The Gothic Imagination by John C. Tibbetts
2012: Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton
Writing Darkness by Michael Collings
The Annotated Sandman, Volume 1 by Leslie S. Klinger
The Undead and Theology by Kim Paffenroth and John W. Morehead
Dark Directions: Romero, Craven, Carpenter, and the Modern Horror Film by Kendall R. Phillips
2013:[2] Nolan on Bradbury: Sixty Years of Writing about the Master of Science Fiction by William F. Nolan
Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic edited by Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan
Ramsey Campbell: Critical Essays on the Modern Master of Horror edited by Gary William Crawford
The Intermedial Experience of Horror: Suspended Failures by Jarkko Toikkanen
Lovecraft and Influence: His Predecessors and Successors edited by Robert H. Waugh