Muir Wins Crawford Award

Tamsyn Muir’s novel Gideon the Ninth ( Publishing) is the winner of the 2020 Crawford Award, presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) for a first book of fantasy fiction. The awards committee named The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow (Redhook; Orbit UK) as “a close runner-up.”

Other finalists were The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons (Tor) and Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh ( Publishing).

Participating in this year’s nomination and selection process were previous Crawford winners Candas Jane Dorsey and Jedediah Berry, as well as Karen Burnham, Mimi Mondal, and Cheryl Morgan. The award is administered by Gary K. Wolfe and will be presented at a banquet March 21, 2020 during the 41st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando FL. The IAFA’s Distinguished Scholarship Award will be presented to Stacy Alaimo at the conference as well.

For more information, see the IAFA website.

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