The winners of the 2021 Lord Ruthven Assembly Awards, presented for the best fiction on vampires and the best academic work on the study of the vampire figure in culture and literature, were announced at this year’s virtual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.
This year the LRA members voted for:
- The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
- The Global Vampire: Essay on the Undead in Popular Culture around the World edited by Cait Coker
- Dracula (BBC/Netflix)
- The Journal of Vampire Studies for its launch and first issue.
The awards take their name from the vampire antagonist in John Polidori’s “The Vampyre” (1819) and are given by the Lord Ruthven Assembly, an organization affiliated with the IAFA whose objectives include the serious pursuit of scholarship and research focusing on the vampire/revenant figure in a variety of disciplines. The Lord Ruthven Assembly as a public group on Facebook.