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Monday, November 2, 2009

2009 World Fantasy Award Winners

The winners of World Fantasy Award of 2009 were just announced, in the traditional banquet held at the World Fantasy Convention. Here they are, via Science Fiction Awards Watch (thanks to Larry Nolen for the heads-up):

  • Lifetime Achievement: Ellen Asher & Jane Yolen
  • Best Novel (tie): The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford (Morrow) & Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin; Knopf)
  • Best Novella: “If Angels Fight”, Richard Bowes (F&SF 2/08)
  • Best Short Story: “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss”, Kij Johnson (Asimov’s 7/08)
  • Best Anthology: Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy, Ekaterina Sedia, ed. (Senses Five Press)
  • Best Collection: The Drowned Life, Jeffrey Ford (HarperPerennial)
  • Best Artist: Shaun Tan
  • Special Award – Professional: Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (for Small Beer Press and Big Mouth House)
  • Special Award – Non-Professional: Michael Walsh (for Howard Waldrop collections from Old Earth Books)

The judges for 2009 were: Jenny Blackford, Peter Heck, Ellen Klages, Chris Roberson & Delia Sherman.

The FBC team congratulates the winners.

3 comments:

Calibandar said...

I was hoping Jeffrey Ford would win, I hadn't expected him to get best novel as well. The Drowned Life was superb so I expected the best collection win. Shadow Year is good also but Gaiman is such a darling for these sort of awards I thought that would be the winner.

Scott said...

Nice to see Jeffrey Ford take two awards. I have become a big fan of his work over the past five years.

Jake said...

Very glad Jane Yolen won the "Lifetime Achievment Award".Whooooohooooo!

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