The Old Drift Wins Clarke Award
The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell (Hogarth US & UK) won the 34th Arthur C. Clarke Award, announced online. Serpell receives a check for £2,020 and an engraved bookend.
Other finalists were:
- The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
- The Light Brigade, Kameron Hurley (Saga; Angry Robot UK)
- A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine (Tor)
- Cage of Souls, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Head of Zeus)
- The Last Astronaut , David Wellington (Hachette)
The 2020 judges were Rhian Drinkwater, Stewart Hotston, Farah Mendlesohn, Chris Pak, and Alasdair Stuart, with Andrew M. Butler serving as the non-voting Chair of the Judges.
For more information, see the Clark Award website.
Serpell is donating the £2,020 prize money to the Louisville Community Bail Fund to help “protestors against Breonna Taylor’s state-sanctioned murder.”
[Edited 9/28/2020 to add announcement of Serpell donating prize money]
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