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Reading Recommendations: Horror

This guide provides the resources to assist you in locating what to read next. Browse the resources below or check with the Reference Librarian at your Delaware Public Library for Reader's Advisory assistance.

Creature Feature

Terrifying creatures stalk these pages - from zombies and vampires to as-yet-unnamed horrors. However, as they menace mankind, you may sometimes wonder who the real monsters are. -  

Horror fiction is intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the audience. Historically, the cause of the "horror" experience has often been the intrusion of a supernatural element into everyday human experience. 

2020 Shirley Jackson Awards

In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, The Shirley Jackson Awards, Inc. has been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. Awarded Aug.15, 2021.

2020 Bram Stoker Awards

Awarded May 23, 2021