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)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

Best Novella

Best Short Story

  • WINNER: “Down Where Sound Comes Blunt”, G.V. Anderson (F&SF 3-4/18)
  • “Telling Stories”, Ruth EJ Booth (The Dark 12/18)
  • “Her Blood the Apples, Her Bones the Trees”, Georgina Bruce (The Silent Garden)
  • “In the Gallery of Silent Screams”, Carole Johnstone & Chris Kelso (Black Static 9-10/18)
  • “A Son of the Sea”, Priya Sharma (All the Fabulous Beasts)
  • “Thumbsucker”, Robert Shearman (New Fears 2)

Best Collection

Best Anthology

Best Independent Press

  • WINNER: Unsung Stories
  • Fox Spirit
  • Luna
  • NewCon

Best Non-Fiction

  • WINNER: Noise and Sparks, Ruth EJ Booth (Shoreline of Infinity)

Best Magazine / Periodical

  • WINNER: Uncanny
  • Black Static
  • Ginger Nuts of Horror
  • Interzone
  • Shoreline of Infinity

Best Artist

  • WINNER: Vince Haig
  • David Rix
  • Daniele Serra
  • Sophie E Tallis

Best Comic / Graphic Novel

Best Audio

  • WINNER: Breaking the Glass Slipper Podcast
  • Bedtime Stories for the End of the World Podcast
  • Blood on Satan’s Claw, Mark Morris (Bafflegab)
  • PodCastle
  • PsuedoPod

Best Film / Television Production

  • WINNER: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Annihilation
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • The Haunting of Hill House
  • Inside No. 9, series 4

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award)

Ian Whates received the Karl Edward Wagner Award, a “special award for contribution to genre.” Winners were chosen by jury, except for the Karl Edward Wagner Award, which was chosen by the BFS committee.


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