2022 IAFA Awards Winners

Winners of several awards given by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) were announced during the 43rd International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA 43), held March 16-20, 2022 in Orlando FL.

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

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

Farah Mendlesohn won the IAFA Distinguished Scholarship Award “recognizing distinguished contributions to the scholarship and criticism of the fantastic,” and also the Robert A. Collins Service Award, a “special award presented to an officer, board member, or division head for outstanding service to the organization.”

Jim Casey also received a Robert A. Collins Service Award.

Winners of the Lord Ruthven Awards include The Transmedia Vampire: Essays on Technological Convergence and the Undead by Simon Bacon (McFarland) and A History of the Vampire in Popular Culture: Love at First Bite by Violet Fenn (Pen and Sword), tied in the Vampire Non-Fiction category; The Night Library of Sternendach: A Vampire Opera in Verse by Jessica Levai (Lanternfish) in the Fiction category; Elizabeth Miller “for her foundational contributions to vampire, specifically Dracula, studies” in the Special Recognition category; and Midnight Mass in the Media category.

As previously reported, Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan by Usman T. Malik (Kitab) won the Crawford Award for a first book of fantasy fiction, and “Hellish Takeout” by Jack Hawkins is the winner of the Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing.

For more information, see the IAFA website.

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