2019 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society announced the winners for the 2019 British Fantasy Awards on October 20, 2019 during FantasyCon 2019 at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • WINNER: The Bitter Twins, Jen Williams (Headline)
  • Foundryside, Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher)
  • The Green Man’s Heir, Juliet E. McKenna (Wizard’s Tower)
  • Priest of Bones, Peter McLean (Jo Fletcher)
  • Empire
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2019 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society has announced the shortlist for the 2019 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Foundryside, Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher)
  • The Green Man’s Heir, Juliet E. McKenna (Wizard’s Tower)
  • Priest of Bones, Peter McLean (Jo Fletcher)
  • Empire of Sand, Tasha Suri (Orbit)
  • The Loosening Skin, Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)
  • The Bitter Twins, Jen Williams
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2018 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society has announced the winners for the 2018 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • WINNER: The Ninth Rain, Jen Williams (Headline)
  • Age of Assassins, RJ Barker (Orbit)
  • Under the Pendulum Sun, Jeannette Ng (Angry Robot)
  • The Court of Broken Knives, Anna Smith Spark (HarperVoyager)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • WINNER: The Changeling, Victor LaValle (Spiegel &
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2018 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society has announced the shortlist for the 2018 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Age of Assassins, RJ Barker (Orbit)
  • Under the Pendulum Sun, Jeannette Ng (Angry Robot)
  • The Court of Broken Knives, Anna Smith Spark (HarperVoyager)
  • The Ninth Rain, Jen Williams (Headline)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The Boy on the Bridge,
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2017 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society announced the winners of the 2017 British Fantasy Awards on October 1, 2017 during an awards ceremony held at Fantasycon 2017 at the Bull Hotel in Peterborough UK. The winners are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • The Tiger and the Wolf, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Pam Macmillan)
  • The Summer Goddess, Joanne Hall (Kristell Ink)
  • The High King’s Vengeance, Steven Poore (Kristell Ink)
  • The
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2017 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society has announced the shortlist for the 2017 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • The Summer Goddess, Joanne Hall (Kristell Ink)
  • The High King’s Vengeance, Steven Poore (Kristell Ink)
  • The Tiger and the Wolf, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Pam Macmillan)
  • The Silver Tide, Jen Williams (Headline)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The Searching Dead, Ramsey
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2016 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society announced the British Fantasy Awards Winners on September 25, 2016 during an awards ceremony at FantasyCon 2016 at the Grand and Royal Hotels in Scarborough, England. The winners are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
  • Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Macmillan)
  • Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (Harper Voyager)
  • Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Macmillan)
  • Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
  • Guns of the
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2015 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society (BFS) announced the winners for the 2015 British Fantasy Awards on October 25, 2015 during an awards ceremony at FantasyCon 2015 in Nottingham England.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s)
  • City of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher)
  • The Relic Guild, Edward Cox (Gollancz)
  • Breed, K.T. Davies (Fox Spirit)
  • A Man Lies Dreaming, Lavie
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2015 British Fantasy Awards Nominees

The British Fantasy Society (BFS) has announced the finalists for the 2015 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • City of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher)
  • The Relic Guild, Edward Cox (Gollancz)
  • Breed, K.T. Davies (Fox Spirit)
  • Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s)
  • A Man Lies Dreaming, Lavie Tidhar (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Moon King, Neil Williamson
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2014 British Fantasy Awards Winners

On September 7, 2014 at FantasyCon in York the British Fantasy Society announced winners for the 2014 British Fantasy Awards.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Headline)
  • Blood and Feathers: Rebellion, Lou Morgan (Solaris)
  • Between Two Thorns, Emma Newman (Angry Robot)
  • The Glass Republic, Tom Pollock
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British Fantasy Awards

The British Fantasy Society announced the winners of the 2013 British Fantasy Awards at a ceremony during the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton, England on November 3, 2013. The winners are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
  • Red Country, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
  • The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan (David Fickling)
  • Railsea, China Miéville (Macmillan)
  • Blood and
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2012 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society has announced the winners for the 2012 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Novel (There are two awards in the best Novel category: The August Derleth Fantasy Award for best horror novel and the Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novel):

The Robert Holdstock Award (fantasy)

  • Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor)

The August Derleth Fantasy Award (horror)

  • The Ritual, Adam Nevill (Pan)
  • The Heroes,
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British Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2012 British Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. The judges are James Barclay, Hal Duncan, Maura McHugh, Esther Sherman, and Damien G. Walter. This year the awards will be decided by a jury of five volunteers, a first for the award. The jury will decide the winner from a list of four nominations as determined by the members of the BFS, and will also have the power ...Read More

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British Fantasy Society Meeting Regarding the British Fantasy Awards

Acting chair Graham Joyce announced an Extraordinary General Meeting of the British Fantasy Society to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Mug House near London Bridge. The meeting will consider a proposal to reorganize the BFS Awards and will elect new officers to the BFS Committee.

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2010 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society has announced the winners of the 2010 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award):

  • One, Conrad Williams (Virgin)
  • Best Served Cold, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
  • The Naming of the Beasts, Mike Carey (Orbit)
  • Under the Dome, Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Futile Flame, Sam Stone (House of Murky Depths)

Best Novella:

  • The Language of Dying, Sarah Pinborough (PS)
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2009 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2009 are:

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award)

  • Memoirs of a Master Forger, William Heaney/Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
  • Midnight Man, Simon Clark (Severn House)
  • Rain Dogs, Gary McMahon (Humdrumming)
  • The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
  • The Victoria Vanishes, Christopher Fowler (Little, Brown)
  • Thieving Fear, Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing)

Best Novella

  • The Reach of Children, Tim Lebbon
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The Testaments Team Wins Three British Book Awards

The Bookseller announced recipients of the British Book Awards, honoring The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese; Chatto & Windus) for three related awards: Publicity Campaign of the Year, Agent of the Year, and Audiobook of the Year.

Also called the “Nibbies,” the British Book Awards “honours and celebrates the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops.” The Testaments audiobook, narrated by Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Mae ...Read More

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2020 Virtual British Book Awards Date Announced

The British Book Awards, or Nibbies, will hold a virtual awards ceremony on June 29, 2020. The original award ceremony, planned for May 18, 2020, was postponed due to disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

 

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2020 British Book Awards Shortlists

The Bookseller has announced the shortlists for the 2020 British Book Awards, including several titles of genre interest.

Fiction Book of the Year
  • The Testaments, Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese; Chatto & Windus)
  • The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth, Philip Pullman (Knopf; Penguin UK & David Fickling)

Début Book of the Year

  • The Binding, Bridget Collins (Morrow; Borough)

Audiobook Book of the Year

  • The Handmaid’s Tale
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British Book Awards 30 from 30 List

The Bookseller has announced 30 from 30, a “super list” of 30 books from the past 30 years of British Book Awards winners as finalists for a one-off award for the best book of the past three decades. Titles of genre interest include Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Myer (Little, Brown), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Bloomsbury), Northern Lights by Philip Pullman (Scholastic), and The Lovely Bones ...Read More

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SoA Awards Shortlists

Shortlists for several Society of Authors (SoA) fiction awards have been announced, including titles and authors of genre interest.

Betty Trask Prize and Awards

  • The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, Imogen Hermes Gower (Harvill Secker)
  • Sweet Fruit, Sour Land, Rebecca Ley (Sandstone)
  • The Water Cure, Sophie Mackintosh (Hamish Hamilton)

The Betty Trask Prize and Awards gives £26,250 “for a first novel by a writer under 35” and is

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2019 British Book Awards Shortlists

The Bookseller has announced the shortlists for the 2019 British Book Awards, including several titles of genre interest.

Début Book of the Year
  • The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, Imogen Hermes Gowar (HarperCollins; Harvill Secker)
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton (Bloomsbury; Raven)

Children’s Book of the Year

  • Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt; Macmillan)
  • The House with Chicken Legs, Sophie Anderson
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Taylor Wins Eccles British Library Writer’s Award

Sara Taylor won the 2019 Eccles British Library Writer’s Award, given annually to one fiction and one non-fiction writer. Winners receive £20,000 and a one-year residency at the British Library’s North America collections “to develop a current writing project.”

The judges for 2019 were Mercedes Aguirre, Sarah Churchwell, Catherine Eccles, Phil Hatfield, and Erica Wagner. For more information, see the British Library website.

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Pullman Wins British Book Awards

Philip Pullman was awarded Author of the Year, and his La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, narrated by Martin Sheen (Penguin Random House UK Audio), won Audiobook of the Year in the 2018 British Book Awards. Also called the “Nibbies,” The British Book Awards “honours and celebrates the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops” with nominees in a variety of categories, including Debut Book of the Year, ...Read More

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2018 British Book Awards Nominees

The Bookseller has announced the nominees for the 2018 British Book Awards, including several titles of genre interest.

Children’s Book of the Year

  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo (Particular)
  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, Philip Pullman (David Fickling)
  • The Lost Words, Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris (Hamish Hamilton)

Fiction Book of the Year

  • How to Stop Time, Matt
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2016 British Fantasy Award Nominees

The British Fantasy Society website has announced the shortlist for the 2016 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (Harper Voyager)
  • Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Macmillan)
  • Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
  • Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Macmillan)
  • Guns of the Dawn, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tor)
  • The Iron Ghost, Jen Williams (Headline)

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2015 BSFA Awards Winners

The winners for the 2015 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards have been announced:

Best Novel

  • The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard (Gollancz)
  • Mother of Eden, Chris Beckett (Corvus)
  • Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
  • Luna: New Moon, Ian McDonald (Gollancz)
  • Glorious Angels, Justina Robson (Gollancz)

Best Short Story

  • “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”, Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 1/15)
  • Witches of Lychford
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2015 BSFA Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2015 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards has been announced:

Best Novel

  • Mother of Eden, Chris Beckett (Corvus)
  • The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard (Gollancz)
  • Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
  • Luna: New Moon, Ian McDonald (Gollancz)
  • Glorious Angels, Justina Robson (Gollancz)

Best Short Story

  • Witches of Lychford, Paul Cornell (Tor.com)
  • “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”, Aliette 
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2014 BSFA Awards Winners

The 2014 BSFA Awards winners were announced at the 66th Eastercon, Dysprosium, on April 5, 2015 in Heathrow.

Best Novel

  • Ancillary Sword, Anne Leckie (Orbit)
  • The Race, Nina Allan (Newcon)
  • Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
  • Europe in Autumn, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
  • Wolves, Simon Ings (Gollancz)
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Claire North (Orbit)
  • Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder)
  • The Moon King,
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2014 BSFA Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2014 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards has been announced:

Best Novel

  • The Race, Nina Allan (Newcon)
  • Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
  • Europe in Autumn, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
  • Wolves, Simon Ings (Gollancz)
  • Ancillary Sword, Anne Leckie (Orbit)
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Claire North (Orbit)
  • Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder)
  • The Moon King, Neil Williamson (Newcon)

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2014 British Fantasy Award Nominees

The British Fantasy Society has announced the finalists for the 2014 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Headline)
  • Blood and Feathers: Rebellion, Lou Morgan (Solaris)
  • Between Two Thorns, Emma Newman (Angry Robot)
  • The Glass Republic, Tom Pollock (Jo Fletcher)
  • A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)

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2013 British Fantasy Award Nominees

The British Fantasy Society has announced the finalists for the 2013 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Novel (the August Derleth Fantasy Award)

  • Red Country, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
  • The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan (David Fickling)
  • Railsea, China Miéville (Macmillan)
  • Blood and Feathers, Lou Morgan (Solaris)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The Kind
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