Staking a claim to Bram Stoker’s birthplace

The page from the journal which lays the foundation for the character of Renfield in Dracula

Dracula author, Bram Stoker died in London in April 1912, but an undiscovered diary shows his early years in Ireland had a profound influence on his writing.

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He has been described as “one of the least known authors of one of the best known books ever written”. To mark the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death in April 1912, great grand-nephew Dacre Stoker will publish ‘The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years’, a hitherto forgotten diary of Stoker’s personal writings.

The journal reveals first-hand the real Bram Stoker – a man with a witty sense of humour, a great social awareness and a fledgling writer, who had leanings towards romantic prose – a genre not traditionally associated with the creator of arguably the most gruesome and ghastly literary character ever. Read more