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Amanda Nelson

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Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

Bram_Stoker_1906Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, would be 165 today if he were alive. He would also be a scientific marvel and possibly one of the undead (appropriate). In celebration of one of the founders of the most famous members of the horror genre, we’ve rounded-up some Stoker-centric doodads from around the interwebs. Enjoy, and maybe order your lunch with some extra garlic today. You know, just in case.

20 Common Misconceptions About Bram Stoker and His Novel Dracula. Apparently, Stoker did NOT die of syphilis. He’d probably be happy to hear that.

Free downloads of Dracula from Project Gutenberg (the novel is in the public domain). Today is an excellent day to start it!

A full biographical episode on Bram Stoker from the BioChannel.

A hyper-concordance of two of Stoker’s novels (including Dracula) from The Victorian Literary Studies Archive.

The official website of the Bram Stoker estate.

The Bram Stoker Society newsletters.

The Horror Writer’s Association’s Bram Stoker Award, given annually to works of “superior achievement” in a number of genres and media.