Bram Stoker's Influence In British Literature

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Through all of the controversy and differences with some of the topics expressed through his novels, Stoker is still mostly remembered for one aspect of his writings: the horror. He has written several novels dealing with horror and supernatural themes including The Snake’s Pass and The Lair of the White Worm, but none achieved the lasting fame or success as Dracula (Kaufmann 4). The horror and supernatural elements that surround Dracula are still very present in today’s society and are all attributed to Bram Stoker. From the silent German Film, Nosferatu, to Blade, a half-vampire protecting the moral race, to author Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire series, the influence of dark and horrific matters can only be accredited to one of the …show more content…

According to Horror Writers Association (HWA), a nonprofit organization of writers and publishers who provide scary literature for their readers, Stoker impacted so many individuals that in the late 1980s a group of writers formed a group calling themselves the Horror Writers Association (1). Within this group is an award given called the Bram Stoker Award, which is given to the writer who shows “superior achievement” in the horror category (2). One writer, in particular, who was very influenced by Bram Stoker is Linda D. Addison. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University. She is a poet and an author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction and is a member of the Horror Writers Association and annually attends StokerCon and the Northeastern Writers’ Conference. She is also a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and has been on the honorable mention list for Year 's Best Fantasy and Horror and Year 's Best Science Fiction. Her writings have been featured in Essence Magazine, and she is currently the poetry editor for Space and Time Magazine. Addison is the first African American winner of the Bram Stoker Award, which she has won four times. The first two awards were from her poetry …show more content…

Born in London, England in 1936, Michael Moorcock is a writer of science fiction and fantasy. He started his career in writing as the editor of the Tarzan Adventures Magazine and also by selling stories to science fiction and fantasy magazines of his time. In the late 1960s, Moorcock began writing stories for New Worlds, a scientific magazine, where he created one of his most famous characters, Jerry Cornelius. He began using Cornelius for most of his science fiction literary works and soon started to stray away from more fantastic novels. Moorcock began writing The Brothel in Rosenstrasse, a novel of erotomania, and then plunged into the Between the Wars sequence of novels, a series set in the earlier parts of this century looking at the events that lead to the Holocaust. Recently, while working on Between the Wars, Moorcock began writing more fantastic novels, including two new Elric volumes and the Second Ether trilogy (HWA 5). Moorcock was also nominated for one Bram Stoker Award in 1993 for his novel Colour, and in 2004, he was the recipient of the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award as well (HWA

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