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5 things you probably didn’t know about Bram Stoker

  • Tue, 18 Oct 2016

The imaginative mind behind the vampire that is Dracula, is celebrated each year in Dublin during the Bram Stoker Festival. Despite writing 18 fictional novels, its Stoker’s story of Dracula published in 1897, that caught the eye of the world bringing a new light into the world of the undead. 

So what is widely unknown about Bram Stoker? Here’s 5 things you probably don’t know about the horror fiction writer. 

Here’s a few more facts that you should know about Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker…

He was born on 8 November 1847 in Clontarf, Dublin and educated at Trinity College from 1864-1870. It was his love of the theatre that started his obsession with writing as it led him to become an unpaid drama critic for the Dublin Evening Mail, which was co-owned by the gothic writer Sheridan Le Fanu.  He later began writing novels when living in London and his book Dracula received global recognition.

Now that you know a little more about the man himself, celebrate his strange and wonderful mind during the Bram Stoker Festival running from October 28th to 31st. You can find out more about the festival here.

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