2019 REH Foundation Awards Winners

The Robert E. Howard Foundation has announced the winners for its 2019 REH Foundation Awards.

The Atlantean – Outstanding Achievement, Book (non-anthology/collection)

  • WINNER: Robert E. Howard: A Literary Biography, David C. Smith (Pulp Hero)
  • Western Weirdness and Voodoo Vengence, Fred Blosser (Pulp Hero)
  • Famous Someday: A Robert E. Howard Biography, Don Herron & Leo Grin (Cimmerian)

The Hyrkanian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (print)

  • WINNER: “Poseidon and the Gods of the Robert E. Howard Universe”, Rick Lai (Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents #4: Pulpourri)
  • “That Fool Olson”, Bobby Derie (Lovecraft Annual 12)
  • “I Love, I Slay, and Am Content”, Damon Young (Island #124)

The Cimmerian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (online)

  • WINNER: “Stephen Fabian and Robert E. Howard (3 Parts)”, Deuce Richardson (DMR Books Blog)
  • “Conan and E’ch-Pi-El: Robert E. Howard in the Biographies of H.P. Lovecraft”, Bobby Derie (On An Underwood No. 5)
  • “Black Vulmea – Robert E. Howard’s Roughneck Pirate (2 Parts)”, Keith Taylor (DMR Books Blog)

The Venarium – Emerging Scholar

  • WINNER: Bob Byrne
  • Philip Emery
  • Nicole Emmelhainz

The Stygian – Outstanding Achievement, Website (tie)

  • WINNER: On An Underwood No. 5
  • WINNER: REH Foundation Newsletter
  • Black Gate

The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia

  • WINNER: The Cromcast, Josh Adkins, Luke Dodd & Jon Larson
  • Howard Days 2018, Ben Friberg
  • Rogues in the House, Matt Sullivan, Logan Whitney & Alex Kostopoulos

The Black River – Special Achievement

  • WINNER: Jeffrey Shanks, Andrew McFeaters, Thadra Stanton & Heather Young
  • Mark Hall
  • Roy Thomas

The Rankin – Artistic achievement in the depiction of REH’s life and/or work

  • WINNER: Tom Grindberg for the cover of Conan the Pirate sourcebook for Conan RPG (Modiphius)
  • Bill Cavalier for cover of Pictures in the Fire (REHF)
  • Ronan Toulhoat for Conan le Cimmérien, Tome 2 : Le colosse noir (Glenat)

There was no winner for the Black Circle Award for Lifetime Achievement. Winners were announced June 7, 2019 during Robert E. Howard Days, held in Cross Plains TX.

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