Stoker Awards: Books that don't suck . . . or do they?

The Horror Writers Association announced the winners of this year’s Stoker Awards this weekend. Here’s the list of winning books with links to Booklist reviews where available.

Superior Achievement in a Novel
Flesh Eaters, by Joe McKinney

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Isis Unbound, by Allyson Bird

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel (tie)
The Screaming Season, by Nancy Holder
Dust and Decay, by Jonathan MaberryPreview

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Neonomicon, by Alan Moore

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
“The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine,” by Peter Straub (Conjunctions: 56)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
“Herman Wouk Is Still Alive,” by Stephen King (The Atlantic Magazine, May 2011)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares, by Joyce Carol Oates

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Demons: Encounters with the Devil and his Minions, Fallen Angels and the Possessed, edited by John Skipp

Superior Achievement in Nonfiction
Stephen King: A Literary Companion, by Rocky Wood

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend, by Linda Addison



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When Sarah Hunter is not reading for her job as senior editor at Booklist, she's baking something tasty or planning trips to the Pacific Northwest. Follow her on Twitter at @SarahBearHunter.

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