2021 IAFA Awards Winners

Winners of several awards given by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) were announced during the 42nd International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA 42), held online March 18-21, 2021.

Natalie Deam won the Walter James Miller Memorial Award, given to the “best ICFA student paper devoted to a work or works of the fantastic originally created in a language other than English.”

Robert Nguyen won the David G. Hartwell Emerging Scholar Award, which gives a $250 stipend “to the graduate student submitting the most outstanding paper.”

Maria Beliaeva Solomon won the Jamie Bishop Memorial Award “for a critical essay on the fantastic written in a language other than English.”

Stacy Alaimo won the IAFA Distinguished Scholarship Award “recognizing distinguished contributions to the scholarship and criticism of the fantastic.”

Winners of the Lord Ruthven Awards include The Global Vampire: Essays on The Undead in Popular Culture Around the World, edited by Cait Coker (McFarland) in the Vampire Non-Fiction category; The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (Quirk) in the Fiction category; Journal of Vampire Studies, Volume 1, Number 1, edited by Anthony Hogg & Andrew M. Boylan in the Special category; and Dracula in the Media category.

As previously reported, The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo (Tordotcom) won the Crawford Award for a first book of fantasy fiction. “My Gardening Journal: Tales from a Psychic Gardener” by Jazmin Collins is the winner of the Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing. “The Box” by Lennixx-Nickolai Treat Bad Moccasin won the Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award.

For more information, see the IAFA website.

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