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British Fantasy Award Winners

BFS_Logo_(grey)HUGE congratulations to the British Fantasy Award winners who were announced today, Sunday 7th September 2014 at FantasyCon 2014 in York.

For those unfamiliar with the award, the British Fantasy Awards are conducted by the British Fantasy Society who seek recommendations from their members and those who have attended their previous year’s convention. A shortlist is drawn up of the four most nominated titles or names from these nominations. At this point, a jury of three to five shall review each title and have the power to add up to two further nominees. The jury must then agree on the winner. Here is this year’s list:

Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award):
A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)

Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award):
The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins)

Best novella:
Beauty, Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)

Best short story:
Signs of the Times, Carole Johnstone (Black Static #33)

Best anthology:
End of the Road, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)

Best collection:
Monsters in the Heart, Stephen Volk (Gray Friar Press)

Best small press:
The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn)

Best comic/graphic novel:
Demeter, Becky Cloonan

Best artist:
Joey Hi-Fi

Best non-fiction:
Speculative Fiction 2012, Justin Landon and Jared Shurin (eds) (Jurassic London)

Best magazine/periodical:
Clarkesworld, Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker (ed.) (Wyrm Publishing)

Best film/television episode:
Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)

Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award):
Ann Leckie, for Ancillary Justice (Orbit)

The British Fantasy Society Special Award (The Karl Edward Wagner Award):
Farah Mendlesohn

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