Preface: Dacre stoker

Dacre Stoker

Dacre Stoker (*1958) is the great-grandson of Bram Stoker’s youngest brother George, and thus the novelist’s great-grandnephew. Together with his wife Jenne and Bram Stoker’s great-grandsons, Noel Dobb and Robin McCaw, he represents the interests of the Stoker family and is actively engaged in research, writing and publishing on topics related to his great-granduncle; he has appeared in numerous TV shows and documentaries in Ireland, England, Canada, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and Germany; he has lectured at numerous locations worldwide.*

Together with Prof. Elizabeth Miller, he edited The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker – The Dublin Years, and contributed to John Edgar Browning’s Bram Stoker’s Forgotten Writings. With Ian Holt, he co-authored the official Stoker family sanctioned sequel to Dracula in 2009, entitled Dracula: The Un-Dead, which has been translated in 26 languages and sold a million copies worldwide. Next to his activities as an author, he works as a teacher and a sports professional; he was coach of the Canadian Olympic Team in Modern Pentathlon for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. 

He met with Hans de Roos during the Bram Stoker Centennial Conference in London, April 2012. Since August 2013, both have been collaborating on Dracula by Bram Stoker - The Travel Guide, and made joint trips to Romania and Dublin (see

 * In 2008, Vampire-Con (Hollywood, CA), The Dracula Festival, Rosenbach Museum (Philadelphia, PA), Ottawa International Writers Festival, (Ottawa, ON, Canada), Scrittorincitta, the Literary Festival (Cuneo, Italy), Comic-Con International, (San Diego, CA), National Library of Ireland (Dublin, Ireland); in 2009, Anne Rice Vampire Lestat Fan Club (New Orleans, LA), San Paulo International Book Fair, (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Rotary District Conference, (Greenville, SC), Spoleto Festival USA, (Charleston, SC), Baylor School, (Chattanooga, TN); in 2011, MENSA Regional Gathering (Greenville, SC), Horror Writers Association, Stoker Weekend (Long Island, NY).