The Children of the Night Award is awarded by The Dracula Society on an annual basis. Nominations are invited each January from the members for the best piece of literature in the Gothic(*) genre - novel, short story, or biography - for the previous year.

Nomination forms are sent to all members each year.

Winners so far have been:

  • 2006 - nominations currently under consideration
  • 2005 - Century, by Sarah Singleton
  • 2004 - The Ghost Writer, by John Harwood
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    (reviewed in our Summer 2004 members' magazine)
  • 2003 - Poison, by Chris Wooding
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  • 2002 - Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters
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  • 2001 - A Ghostly Crew, by Roger Johnson
  • 2000 - Dracula: Sense and Nonsense, by Dr. Elizabeth Miller
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  • 1999 - Vampire City, translated from the French by Brian Stableford
  • 1998 - Vengeful Ghosts, by Clive E. Ward
  • 1997 - Dracula the Undead, by Freda Warrington
  • 1996 - Conference with the Dead, by Terry Lamsley
  • 1995 - The Fear Man, by Ann Halam
  • 1994 - no award made
  • 1993 - Gideon, by Stephen Laws
  • 1992 - Anno Dracula, by Kim Newman
  • 1991 - The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral, by Robert Westall
  • 1990 - no award made
  • 1989 - Ancient Images, by Ramsey Campbell
  • 1988 - Immortal Blood, by Barbara Hambly (Also titled, Those who Hunt the Night)
  • 1987 - Mort, by Terry Pratchett

(*) The "Gothic" genre includes all horror and supernatural books.

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