Well, okay, not Dracula per se, but a very kind lady recently Tweeted to let me know that The Angel of Highgate has been shortlisted for The Dracula Society's Children of the Night Award.
The COFTN award is given annually to the previous years best novel employing aspects of the gothic. As they say at the Oscars, it's an honour just to be nominated, especially when you hear some of the names of authors who won the award or were shortlisted:
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Sara Waters, Kim Newman, and so on. Talk about being in some stellar company!
Needless to say, I recently joined The Dracula Society and will be releasing updates as soon as I hear more. The shortlisted authors were announced in a recent copy of the society's journal and are not yet up on the website, but you can check out the London-based society and the COFTN award at their website:
The Dracula Society website: