2022 Geffen Awards Winners

Winners for the 2022 Geffen Awards for best science fiction and fantasy published in Hebrew were announced by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy at Icon, held October 11-13, 2022 in Tel Aviv Israel.

Best Translated Fantasy Book

  • The Once and Future Witches, Alix E. Harrow, translated by Lee Evron (Tamir)

Best Translated YA Book

  • A Skinful of Shadows, Frances Hardinge, translated by Yael Inbar (Oz)
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2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals Longlist

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the longlist for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence for “the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year” with 22 fiction titles and 21 non-fiction. The fiction longlist includes the following titles and authors of genre interest:

  • Our Wives Under the Sea, Julia Armfield (Flatiron)
  • The School for Good Mothers, Jessamine
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Karunatilaka Wins 2022 Booker Prize

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka (Sort Of) has won the 2022 Booker Prize.

The £50,000 prize is “open to works by writers of any nationality, written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.” This year’s judges are Shahidha Bari, Helen Castor, M. John Harrison, Alain Mabanckou, and Neil MacGregor (chair).

For more information, see the Booker Prize website.

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Kupersmith Wins Bard Fiction Prize

Violet Kupersmith’s Build Your House Around My Body (Random House) won the $30,000 Bard Fiction Prize, awarded annually by Bard College “to a promising emerging writer who is an American citizen aged 39 years or younger at the time of application.” Kupersmith will also serve a one-semester residency at the college.

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People & Publishing Roundup, October 2022

MILESTONES

MARYANN HARRIS, artist, musician, and wife of Charles de Lint, became ill on September 6, 2021 with encephalitis, and was eventually diagnosed with the rare, tick-borne Powassan virus. She spent eight months in intensive care before being transferred to a com­plex care facility, where she is on a ventilator and almost entirely para­lyzed. Fundraising efforts are un­derway to defray the considerable costs; details, and updates on her condition,

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2021 Kitschies Winners

Winners for the 2021 Kitschies, awarded for “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic,” have been announced.

The Red Tentacle (Novel)

  • WINNER: The Galaxy, and the Ground Within, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Black Water Sister, Zen Cho (Macmillan)
  • The Cabinet, Un-Su Kim (Angry Robot)
  • Bear Head, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Head of Zeus)
  • The Last House On Needless
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2022 Prix Utopiales Winners

Winners of the 2022 Prix Utopiales for best French SF and the 2022 Prix Utopiales Jeunesse for Best French SF for Young Adults have been announced.

Prix Utopiales

  • WINNER: Les Oubliés de l’Amas, Floriane Soulas (Scrineo)
  • Subtil Béton, Les Aggloméré·e·s (L’Atalante)
  • Vertèbres, Morgane Caussarieu (Au Diable Vauvert)
  • La nuit du faune, Romain Lucazeau (Albin Michel Imaginaire)
  • Tè Mawon, Michael Roch (La Volte)

Prix Utopiales Jeunesse

  • WINNER:
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2022 Harvey Awards Winners

Winners of the 2022 Harvey Awards were announced October 8, 2022 during New York Comic Con at the Javits Center in New York City. Authors and titles of genre interest follow.

Digital Book of the Year

  • Lore Olympus, Rachel Smythe (Random House Worlds)

Best Children’s or Young Adult Book

  • Squire, Nadia Shammas & Sara Alfageeh (HarperAlley)

Best Adaptation From a Comic

  • Ms. Marvel

Harvey Hall of Fame Inductees

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S.T. Joshi Endowed Research Fellowship Applications Open

The John Hay Library at Brown University in Providence RI is currently accepting applications for the S.T. Joshi Endowed Research Fellowship. The award provides a monthly stipend of $2,500 for up to two months “for research relating to H.P. Lovecraft, his associates, and literary heirs.”

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2022 Ignotus Winners

The Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror (AEFCFT) has announced the winners for the 2022 Ignotus Awards (the Spanish equivalent of the Hugo Awards).

Novela extranjera (Foreign Novel)

  • WINNER: Gideon la Novena [Gideon the Ninth], Tamsyn Muir, translated by David Tejera Expósito (Nova)
  • Piranesi [Piranesi], Susanna Clarke, translated into Spanish by Antonio Padilla Esteban (Salamandra) and into Catalan by Ferran Ràfols Gesa, (Amsterdam)
  • Reyes de la tierra salvaje
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Complete 2022 Hugo Voting

Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, received 2,235 valid ballots (2,230 electronic, five paper), down from 2,362 at DisCon III, Worldcon 79. There were 1,368 valid nominating ballots (1,366 electronic, two paper), up from 1,249.

The procedure for counting nominations remains the ‘‘E Pluribus Hugo’’, or EPH, sys­tem. The rather complicated point system gives a single point to each voter’s ballot, dividing that point among the nominees. The ...Read More

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2022 Omega Sci-Fi Awards Open for Submissions

Light Bringer Project and Omega Sci-Fi have opened submissions for this year’s prizes.

The Roswell Award is for short SF stories “that explore and connect themes such as social justice, feminism, identity, inequity, environmental sustainability, ethics, and technology.” The inaugural New Suns Climate Fiction Award is for “original short science fiction that reimagines new ways of living and depicts humanity exploring and overcoming today’s climate and biodiversity crises.” Both are ...Read More

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2022 Books Are My Bag Readers Awards Shortlists

National Book Tokens have announced the 2022 Books Are My Bag Readers Awards shortlists. The award aims to “reflect the truly diverse tastes of real booklovers and the bookshops they love to visit”. Authors and titles of genre interest include:

Fiction

  • Our Wives Under The Sea, Julia Armfield (Flatiron)
  • Her Majesty’s Royal Coven, Juno Dawson (Penguin)
  • Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin (Knopf)

Young Adult

  • All
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Goldsmiths Prize 2022 Shortlist

Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi (Riverhead; Faber & Faber) is included in the six-title shortlist for the 2022 Goldsmiths Prize.

The £10,000 is given for a book by a British or Irish author that “breaks the mould or extends the possibilities of the novel form.” This year’s judges are Natasha Brown, Tom Gatti, Tim Parnell (chair), and Ali Smith. The winner will be announced November 10, 2022.

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Imagine 2200 Contest Winners

Fix, Grist‘s “solutions lab,” has announced three winners for their second Imagine 2200 Short Story Contest. The contest asks authors “to envision a clean, just future… [and] create stories of life in that future.” The theme was “Climate fiction for future ancestors.” Winners are:

  • First Place: “The Metamorphosis of Marie Martin”, Nadine Tomlinson
  • Second Place: “By the Skin of Your Teeth”, Gina McGuire
  • Third Place: “Seven Sisters”, Susan Kaye Quinn
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2022 National Book Awards Finalists

Finalists for the National Book Awards (NBA) in the Fiction, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature categories have been announced, including titles and authors of genre interest.

The Fiction category includes The Birdcatcher by Gayl Jones (Beacon).

The Translated Literature category includes A New Name: Septology VI-VII by Jon Fosse, translated by Damion Searls (Transit); Jawbone by Mónica Ojeda, translated by Sarah Booker (Coffee House); Seven Empty Houses by Samanta ...Read More

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2022 Salam Award

The winner, finalists, and honorable mentions for the 2022 Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction have been announced.

Winner

  • “Children Always Come Home”, Saher Hasnain

Finalists

  • “Takwir Al-Ghaib”, Muhammad Umair Khan
  • “The Dogs of Justice,” Bina Shah

Honorable Mentions

  • “The Qawwal”, Hasnain Nawab
  • “The Stone People,” Hajra Omar
  • “Clarity”, Zayna Rahman
  • “The Seven Degrees Celsius Mango”, Effa Adbid Shah

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2022 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners

The Love Songs of W.E.B Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (Scribner) is the winner of the 2022 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in the Fiction category. How the Word Is Passed by Clint Smith (Little, Brown) is the winner in the Nonfiction category.

The prize “is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace,” and includes $10,000 for the winners ...Read More

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2022 Premio Italia Finalists

Finalists for the 2022 Premio Italia Awards have been announced:

International SF Novel

  • Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Fazi)
  • Il cielo di pietra [The Stone Sky], N. K. Jemisin (Mondadori)
  • I fuochi di Elysium [Elysium Fire], Alastair Reynolds (Mondadori)
  • La malvenue, Claude Seignolle (Hypnos)
  • La stirpe di Nettuno [Neptune’s Brood], Charles Stross (Urania)

Science Fiction Novel

  • La follia di Eos, Piero Schiavo Campo
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Inaugural Utopia Awards Winners

Winners for the first Utopia Awards were presented in association with the Climate Fiction Conference (CliFiCon22), held online October 1, 2022, and were also announced via social media.

UTOPIAN NOVELLA

  • WINNER: A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)
  • The Impossible Resurrection of Grief, Octavia Cade (Stelliform)
  • ​”Submergence”, Arula Ratnakar (Clarkesworld 3/21)
  • The Necessity of Stars, E. Catherine Tobler (Neon Hemlock)
  • After the Dragons, Cynthia Zhang
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2022 WSFA Small Press Award Winner

“Eight Mile and the City” by Steven Harper (When Worlds Collide) is the winner of the 2022 Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) Small Press Award for Short Fiction.

Other finalists were:

  • “Space Pirate Queen of the Ten Billion Utopias”, Elly Bangs (Lightspeed 11/21)
  • “Standing Orders”, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Derelicts)
  • “The Birdsong Fossil”, DK Mok (Multispecies Cities: Solarpunk Urban Futures)
  • “Laughter Among the
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2022 Ditmar Winners

The winners the 2022 Ditmar Awards for achievement in Australian science fiction have been announced.

Best Novel

  • WINNER: The Bridge, J.S. Breukelaar (Meerkat)
  • The Councillor, E.J. Beaton (DAW)
  • Papa Lucy & The Boneman, Jason Fischer (Outland)
  • The Rose Daughter, Maria Lewis (Hachette Australia/Little Brown)
  • A Marvellous Light, Freya Marske (Tor)
  • She Who Became the Sun, Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor)
  • All the Murmuring Bones, A.G. Slatter
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2021 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

The 2021 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

Novel

  • My Heart Is a Chainsaw, Stephen Graham Jones (Saga)
  • Nothing But Blackened Teeth, Cassandra Khaw (Nightfire)
  • All the Murmuring Bones, A.G. Slatter (Titan)
  • No Gods, No Monsters, Cadwell Turnbull (Blackstone)
  • Hummingbird Salamander, Jeff VanderMeer (MCD)

Novella

  • A Rose / Arose
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2022 Kindle Storyteller Award Shortlist

King of War by Peter Gibbons (self-published) is on the five-title shortlist for the 2022 Kindle Storyteller Award. The award, launched in 2017, includes a £20,000 prize and “is open to writers publishing in English in any genre, who publish their work through Kindle Direct Publishing” on Amazon.co.uk.

The winner will be announced in October after the shortlist is judged by a jury panel.

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2022 Diverse Book Awards Shortlist

The 2022 shortlist for the Diverse Book Awards has been announced. The awards were created “to highlight the best of the diverse voices published in the UK & Ireland during 2021, both traditionally and self-published.” Titles and authors of genre interest follow.

Best Adult

  • Black Water Sister, Zen Cho (Pan Macmillan)
  • This One Sky Day, Leone Ross (Faber)

Best Young Adult

  • Skin of The Sea, Natasha Bowen
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2022 BBC Young Writers’ Award Shortlist

The BBC Younger Writers’ Award, run with the University of Cambridge, has announced their 5-title shortlist. The award “challenges young people in the UK aged between 14-18 years to submit stories of up to 1,000 words”. Titles of genre interest include:

  • “Bite”, Emily Betts
  • “The Poltergeist”, Dora Fidler

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2022 SFRA Awards

The Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) has announced the 2022 winners of its annual research awards.

The SFRA Award for Lifetime Contributions to SF scholarship

  • Roger Luckhurst

The SFRA Innovative Research Award

  • WINNER: Amy Butt
  • Honorable Mention: Katherine Buse

Thomas D. Clareson Award for Distinguished Service

  • Gerry Canavan

Mary Kay Bray Award (tie)

  • Nora Castle

SFRA Book Award

  • Reverse Colonization: Science Fiction, Imperial Fantasy, and Alt-Victimhood, David M. Higgins
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Hopkinson Wins Sturgeon

The winner for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction story has been announced by the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction.

  • WINNER: “Broad Dutty Water: A Sunken Story”, Nalo Hopkinson (F&SF 11-12/21)
  • “If the Martians Have Magic“, P. Djèlí Clark (Uncanny 9-10/21)
  • “Philia, Eros, Storge, Agápe, Pragma”, R.S.A Garcia (Clarkesworld 1/21)
  • The Album of Dr. Moreau, Daryl Gregory (Tordotcom)
  • “Proof by Induction“,
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2022 MacDowell Grant Fellowships

MacDowell has awarded Fellowships to 129 artists, chosen from 2,948 applicants. Artists of genre interest include Eve Ewing, Yan Ge, Laird Hunt, Nneoma Ike-Njoku, M.L. Krishnan, Kiki Petrosino, Terese Svoboda, and C Pam Zhang.

Says Executive Director Philip Himberg:

This incoming artist cohort brings us a sense of optimism and exhilaration at a time when our world needs it. MacDowell panelists selected these remarkable innovators from the largest pool of ...Read More

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2022 Strand Critics Awards

The Strand Magazine has announced the winners of the 2022 Strand Critics Award. Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby (Flatiron) won the award for Best Novel. Nelson DeMille and Sandra Brown both won Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The Strand Critics Awards recognize “excellence in the field of mystery fiction and publishing”, and are judged by critics and journalists from NPR, AP, Kirkus, CNN, and The Boston Globe.

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2022 Elgin Awards Winners

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has announced the winners of the 2022 Elgin Awards, presented for the best poetry chapbook and the best full-length poetry book in the speculative genre. The Elgin Awards are named after the founder of SFPA, Suzette Haden Elgin.

Best Full-Length Collection
  • First Place: Can You Sign My Tentacle?, Brandon O’Brien (Interstellar Flight)
  • Second Place: Tortured Willows: Bent. Bowed. Unbroken, Geneve
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PEN Presents Shortlist

The 12-title shortlist for the new PEN Presents award has been announced, including the following authors of genre interest:

  • Sayantan Dasgupta for the translation of Salt Country by Bimalendu Haldar
  • Nandini Krishnan for the translation of I Am Aurangzeb: Conversations with an Emperor by Charu Nivedita

The inaugural award “aims to fund literary translators’ work of creating samples, give publishers better access to titles from underrepresented languages and regions, and ...Read More

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