November 2nd, 2011


2011 World Fantasy Award Winners

The 2011 World Fantasy Awards were given out this past weekend. You can see the full list of nominees at the link above. In the meantime, here are the winners:

BEST NOVEL: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)

(I'll admit I was rooting for my friend Nora to win for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.)

BEST NOVELLA: "The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon" by Elizabeth Hand (Stories: All-New Tales)

(Here I was rooting for my friend and fellow ChiZine Publications author Tim Lebbon's The Thief of Broken Toys.)

BEST SHORT FICTION: "Fossil-Figures" by Joyce Carol Oates (Stories: All-New Tales)

BEST ANTHOLOGY: My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, edited by Kate Bernheimer (Penguin)

(I was rooting for my friends Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas to come home with the trophy for Haunted Legends.)

BEST COLLECTION: What I Didn’t See and Other Stories by Karen Joy Fowler (Small Beer)

BEST ARTIST: Kinuko Y. Craft

SPECIAL AWARD, PROFESSIONAL: Marc Gascoigne, for Angry Robot

(Of course, I was rooting for Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi for ChiZine Publications!)

SPECIAL AWARD, NON-PROFESSIONAL: Alisa Krasnostein, for Twelfth Planet Press

(I was rooting for my friends Matthew Kressel and Charles Tan to win for their work.)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Peter S. Beagle and Angélica Gorodischer

Big congratulations to the winners and nominees, regardless of who I was rooting for!