2022 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society (BFS) has announced the winners for the 2022 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

Best Novella

  • WINNER: Defekt, Nino Cipri (Tordotcom)

Best Short Story

  • WINNER: “Bathymetry”, Lorraine Wilson (Strange Horizons 3/21)
  • “Henrietta”, T.H. Dray (BFS Horizons)
  • “O2 Arena”, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Galaxy’s Edge 11/21)
  • “A Flight of Birds”, E.M. Faulds (Shoreline of Infinity 8/21)
  • “Sky Eyes”, Julie Travis (Dreamland: Other Stories)
  • “Fill the Thickened Lung with Breath”, C.A. Yates (Dreamland: Other Stories)

Best Collection

Best Anthology

Best Independent Press

  • WINNER: Luna
  • Black Shuck
  • Unsung Stories
  • Wizard’s Tower

Best Non-Fiction

Best Magazine / Periodical

  • WINNER: Apex
  • Anathema
  • Black Static
  • Ginger Nuts of Horror
  • Interzone
  • Shoreline of Infinity

Best Artist

  • WINNER: Jenni Coutts
  • Olga Beliaeva
  • Randy Broecker
  • Alison Buck
  • Vincent Sammy
  • Daniele Serra

Best Comic / Graphic Novel

Best Audio

Best Film / Television Production

  • WINNER: Last Night in Soho
  • Candyman
  • Dune
  • In the Earth
  • Space Sweepers
  • The Green Knight

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award)

  • WINNER: Shelley Parker-Chan
  • J.T. Greathouse
  • Ian Green
  • Lorraine Wilson
  • C.A. Yates
  • Xiran Jay Zhao

Karl Edgar Wagner Award

  • Maureen Kincaid Speller

Winners were announced during FantasyCon, held September 17-18, 2022 at the Radisson Red Hotel and Conference Centre in Heathrow, UK. The Legends of FantasyCon award (presented by the con, rather than the British Fantasy Society) went to Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane, “for their tireless work keeping FantasyCon and other conventions running.” For more information, see the BFS website.


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