Daniel Kraus’s ‘Rotters’ Nominated for Bram Stoker Award


Congratulations to Daniel Krause, whose young adult novel Rotters has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in the category of Superior Achievement in A Young Adult Novel.

Rotters, a macabre tale of grave robbing and dark family ties, was published in 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers and won immediate acclaim from authors including Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, R.L. Stine, and Scott Westerfield.  The audiobook edition won the 2012 American Library Association’s Odyssey Award.

Here’s more about the Bram Stoker Awards, and the rest of this year’s Nominees:

Each year, the Horror Writers Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards™ for Superior Achievement in the field of horror writing, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work Dracula. Since 1987, the approximately 700 members of the HWA have recommended, nominated and voted on the greatest works of horror and dark fantasy of the previous calendar year, making the Bram Stoker Awards™ the most prestigious award in the field of horror literature. For the first time in 2011, half the nominees were chosen by juries.

The awards are presented in eleven categories: Novel, First Novel, Young Adult Novel, Graphic Novel, Long Fiction, Short Fiction, Screenplay, Fiction Collection, Anthology, Non-fiction, and Poetry Collection. The organization’s Active and Lifetime members will select the winners from this list of nominees; and the Awards will be presented at a gala banquet on Saturday evening, March 31, at the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.