Peter Straub won the night's top prize: superior achievement in a novel for "A Dark Matter." He beat out my choice, Joe Hill's "Horns," but it's hard not to give the trophy to a legit master of horror.
Which could be why Stephen King nabbed the Stoker for superior achievement in a fiction collection for "Full Dark, No Stars." The book brings together four novellas with the central theme of relationships in peril. I highly recommend it.
Full results after the jump.
HWA Announces 2010 Bram Stoker Award Winners
Superior Achievement in a NOVELA DARK MATTER by Peter Straub
Superior Achievement in a First Novel (tie)BLACK AND ORANGE by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES by Lisa Morton
Superior Achievement in Long FictionINVISIBLE FENCES by Norman Prentiss
Superior Achievement in Short FictionTHE FOLDING MAN by Joe R. Lansdale
Superior Achievement in an AnthologyHAUNTED LEGENDS edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas
Superior Achievement in a CollectionFULL DARK, NO STARS by Stephen King (Simon and Schuster)
Superior Achievement in NonfictionTO EACH THEIR DARKNESS by Gary A. Braunbeck
Superior Achievement in a Poetry CollectionDARK MATTERS by Bruce Boston