About the Authors

About the Authors

Robert Eighteen-Bisang

Elizabeth Miller

Robert Eighteen-Bisang is a Canadian author and scholar, who is one of the world’s foremost authorities on vampire literature and mythology. His latest book, Drafts of Dracula, was released in December 2019 as a revised and updated version of the award-winning book Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula.

Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula won the Lord Ruthven Award for the most outstanding work in vampire fiction or scholarship.

Eighteen-Bisang is credited as proving that the novel Dracula is based on the infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper. He has also discounted that Bram Stoker based his iconic character Dracula on Vlad the Impaler, as many people believe.


Elizabeth Miller is Professor Emerita at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Since 1990, her major field of research has been Bram Stoker’s Dracula, its author, sources and influence. 

She has published several books on the subject, including Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula and the recently released Drafts of Dracula

She founded the Dracula Research Centre and was the founding editor of the Journal of Dracula Studies

Miller has been interviewed for feature articles appearing in a variety of newspapers and magazines as well as television documentaries.