Sarah Pinsker Announced as Finalist for the Bram Stoker Award

The Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College is proud to announce that Sarah Pinsker is a finalist for the 2020 Bram Stoker Award. Her short story Two Truths and a Lie (, has been nominated for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction.

Ms. Pinsker, class of 1999, is the Spring 2021 Kratz Writer in Residence, teaching WRT 420: Advanced Creative Writing. She has authored over 50 short fiction pieces and won multiple awards for her work; including two Nebula Awards, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Her currently nominated story, Two Truths and a Lie, is rich in mystery and classified as dark fantasy. Her original story idea was formulated 22 years ago in her WRT 499 course with Madison Smartt Bell at Goucher College, when she had submitted a fragment of today’s completed story for a workshop. Two Truths and a Lie was released on June 17, 2020 and is accessible on 

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) are presenting the Bram Stoker Award and final voting has begun. Voting will end on March 15th, 2021. 

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To read Two Truths and a Lie by Sarah Pinkser, please visit