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 & ...Read More Read more

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)

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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 ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More Read more

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, ...Read More Read more

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.

More information, including directions to the meeting and instructions on how to nominate officers, can be found on ...Read More

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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) ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More

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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 ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More Read more

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  ...Read More Read more

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, ...Read More Read more

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 ...Read More Read more

2012 Locus Awards Winners

The winners of the 2012 Locus Awards have been announced:

Science Fiction Novel

Embassytown, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan) Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK) 11/22/63, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton as 11.22.63) Rule 34, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK) The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge (Tor)

Fantasy Novel

A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin (Bantam; ...Read More Read more

2012 British Fantasy Award Shortlist

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

Best Novel (There will be 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 Heroes, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz) 11.22.63, Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton) Cyber Circus, Kim Lakin-Smith (NewCon) A Dance With Dragons, George ...Read More Read more

Winner of British Fantasy Award for Best Novel Returns Prize

The winner of the 2011 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel, Sam Stone, announced that she is returning her prize. According to The Guardian, this year’s awards have been drawing controversy since they were presented October 2, 2011 at FantasyCon in Brighton. Editor Stephen Jones posted a blog entry criticizing several aspects of the awards, most notably claiming that several of the award winners had a personal connection with British ...Read More

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2011 British Fantasy Award Winners

The British Fantasy Society has announced the winners of 2011 British Fantasy Awards. The winners and nominees are:

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award):

Demon Dance, Sam Stone (The House of Murky Depths) Apartment 16, Adam Nevill (Pan Macmillan) The Leaping, Tom Fletcher (Quercus) Pretty Little Dead Things, Gary McMahon (Angry Robot) The Silent Land, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)

Best Novella

Humpty’s Bones, Simon ...Read More Read more

2011 British Fantasy Award Nominees

The British Fantasy Society has announced finalists for their 2011 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award):

Apartment 16, Adam Nevill (Pan Macmillan) Demon Dance, Sam Stone (The House of Murky Depths) The Leaping, Tom Fletcher (Quercus) Pretty Little Dead Things, Gary McMahon (Angry Robot) The Silent Land, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)

Best Novella

“1922”, Stephen King (Full Dark, ...Read More Read more

2011 Audie Awards Finalists

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the 2011 Audie Awards finalists, recognizing excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. The “Judges Award, Paranormal” category is new, and, according to the APA Press release, is designed to reflect the increasing popularity of the paranormal genre.

Following is a list of those Audie finalists of genre interest:

Children’s Titles for Ages Up to 8:

One Beastly Beast, Garth Nix, read by ...Read More Read more