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Dacre Stoker '81 is co-author of the first authorized sequel to the book written by his famous relative, Dracula, by Bram Stoker. Dracula: The Un-Dead, by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt, will be released October 13.

Dacre Stoker is the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker. He is the executive director of the Aiken Land Conservancy in Aiken, SC. The new book is his first novel. Stoker's St. Lawrence degree is in sport and leisure studies; he was a member of the swim team as an undergraduate. After college, Stoker was a member of the Canadian men's modern pentathlon team and coach of the Canadian men's modern pentathlon Olympic Team for the games held in Seoul, South Korea, in 1988.

Dracula: The Un-Dead is based on Bram Stoker's handwritten notes for characters and plot threads excised from the original edition, published in 1897. Written with the blessing and cooperation of Stoker family members, Dracula The Un-Dead begins in 1912, 25 years after Dracula "crumbled into dust."

More information is available at the Dracula: The Un-Dead Web site.

Posted: October 8, 2009

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