British Fantasy Award winners are announced
The winners of the 2010 British Fantasy Awards, presented by the British Fantasy Society, were announced during Fantasycon 2010 in Nottingham UK.
The August Derlith Fantasy Award, for Best Novel, went to One (Virgin), by Conrad Williams, while The Language of Dying (PS), by Sarah Pinborough was named Best Novella and the Best Short Story prize went to “What Happens When You Wake up in the Night” (Nightjar), by Michael Marshall Smith.
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (Constable & Robinson), edited by Stephen Jones, was named the Best Anthology and Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical (Big Finish) by Robert Shearman was voted Best Collection.
Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (DC), by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert won the award as Best Comic/Graphic Novel, while the Best Non-Fiction was judged to be AnsibleLink (news.ansible.co.uk) and Murky Depths (The House of Murky Depths), edited by Terry Martin, was named Best Magazine.
The PS Publishing Award for Best Small Press went to Telos Publishing, run by David Howe, while Vincent Chong was named Best Artist for his work including covers for The Witnesses are Gone and The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20.
Doctor Who (BBC Wales), with head writer Russell T. Davies, was named Best Television, while Best Film was Let The Right One In (EFTI), directed by Tomas Alfredson.
The awards were determined by a vote of the membership of the British Fantasy Society, Fantasycon 2009 and Fantasycon 2010.
The Karl Edward Wagner Special Award, voted by the BFS and Fantasycon 2010 committees, presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to Robert Holdstock, while the Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award, determined by a panel of appointed judges, went to Kari Sperring for Living With Ghosts (DAW).
Also announced during the ceremony was the winner of the BFS Short Story Competition 2010. The winner of the competition was “Omar the Teller of Tales”, by Robin Tompkins. The runner-up was “The Song”, by Travis Heermann, while third place went to “Beating Heart”, by Dan Malach.
The British Fantasy Awards have been awarded since 1972 for works published in 1971.
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