author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

Early life

Stoker was born on 8 November 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent, Clontarf, on the northside of Dublin, Ireland. His parents were Abraham Stoker (1799–1876), from Dublin, and Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley (1818–1901), who was raised in County Sligo. Stoker was the third of seven children, the eldest of whom was Sir Thornley Stoker, 1st Bt. Abraham and Charlotte were members of the Church of Ireland Parish of Clontarf and attended the parish church with their children, who were baptised there.

Stoker was bedridden with an unknown illness until he started school at the age of seven, when he made a complete recovery. Of this time, Stoker wrote, "I was naturally thoughtful, and the leisure of long illness gave opportunity for many thoughts which were fruitful according to their kind in later years." He was educated in a private school run by the Rev. William Woods.

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Coming Soon 16 Nov 2020
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November 10 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

Coming Soon 11 Nov 2020
Book Club. Bram Stoker’s Dracula Starring Bela Lugosi. 15 years after the novel’s publication, Dracula creator and author Bram Stoker passed away ... Now, for the first time, Bram Stoker’s classic tale of horror and Bela Lugosi are properly introduced in an all-new graphic novel.
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Cinema Blend 06 Nov 2020
I think it should be Joe Hill, Stephen King’s son and heir apparent ... Joe Hill has written four novels, two short-story collections and some comic books, among many other things. He’s also the recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship and the Bram Stoker award ... Up Next Looks Like A Stephen King Book Is Getting The Movie Treatment For HBO Max ... View More ... .
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Vermont Author Ann Dávila Cardinal's 'Category Five' Is a Hurricane of Horror

Seven Days 04 Nov 2020
Released in June, Category Five shares many of its characters with 2019's Five Midnights, which won an International Latino Book Award and was a finalist for the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award ... In the interview, she described the protagonist of both books, Lupe, as "who I would have been as a teenager if I was untamped."
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Gatekeeper turns poacher as critic Sarah Gilmartin’s debut novel is announced

The Irish Times 30 Oct 2020
Her story The Wife won the 2020 Máirtín Crawford Award at the Belfast Book Festival in June ... You can buy the Costa-shortlisted Irish Novel of the Year about Bram Stoker’s life in London’s theatre world for just €4.99, a saving of €6, when you purchase the paper at any Eason store ... To book tickets go to dublinbookfestival.com.
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Forgotten Halloween Hero from Texas

Fort Worth Weekly 28 Oct 2020
Modern recognition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula primarily stems from the 1931 American film of the same name, starring Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula ... The actual Bram Stoker novel, published in 1897, included an additional, unsuccessful suitor for Mina Harker’s friend, Lucy Westenra.
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New this week to TV, streaming and more: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone

Independent Tribune 27 Oct 2020
MOVIES ... Walsh ... An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic book, “Nosferatu” serves as a metaphor for irrepressible dread that we all carry inside ourselves and how it manifests in our turbulent world ... The film is based on Richard Matheson’s book “I Am Legend,” which was later adapted into the 2007 movie of the same name starring Will Smith ... .
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Dispatch Argus 27 Oct 2020
Rick Rector ... +2 ... An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic book, “Nosferatu” serves as a metaphor for irrepressible dread that we all carry inside ourselves and how it manifests in our turbulent world ... The film is based on Richard Matheson’s book “I Am Legend,” which was later adapted into the 2007 movie of the same name starring Will Smith.
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Wendy Erskine wins Butler Literary Award; Michael Amherst wins Hubert Butler Essay Prize

The Irish Times 23 Oct 2020
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RTE 22 Oct 2020
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