Jimenez Wins Crawford
The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez (Del Rey) is the winner of the 2023 Crawford Award, presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) for a first book of fantasy fiction. “Jimenez had previously published a well-received science fiction novel, The Vanished Birds (2020), but The Spear Cuts Through Water is his first fantasy book, making it eligible for the award.”
The awards committee also named a shortlist:
- Wrath Goddess Sing, Maya Deane (Morrow)
- The Bruising of Qilwa, Naseem Jamnia (Tachyon)
- The Ballad of Perilous Graves, Alex Jennings (Redhook; Orbit UK)
- The Green Man of Eshwood Hall, Jacob Kerr (Serpent’s Tail)
Participating in this year’s nomination and selection process were Karen Burnham, Candas Jane Dorsey, Niall Harrison, Mimi Mondal, Cheryl Morgan, and Liza Groen Trombi. The award is administered by Gary K. Wolfe and will be presented during the 44th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts to be held March 15-18, 2023 in Orlando FL.
For more information, see the IAFA website.
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