Nghi Vo’s novel The Empress of Salt and Fortune (Tordotcom) is the winner of the 2021 Crawford Award, presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) for a first book of fantasy fiction.
Other finalists were:
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 during the 42nd International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts to be held online March 18-21, 2021.
For more information, see the IAFA website.
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