World Fantasy Award winners announced
Winners of the World Fantasy Awards for 2011 were announced last weekend at the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego, California.
Best Novel was Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death (DAW), which was also a Nebula Award finalist for best novel.
Both the Best Novella and Best Short Fiction awards came from Stories: All-New Tales, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio. The Best Novella was “The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon”, by Elizabeth Hand, while a Joyce Carol Oates short story, “Fossil-Figures” won as Best Short Story. Ms. Oates has won and been nominated for numerous writing awards during her long career, including the National Book Award, the O. Henry Award. She was also awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2010.
Winner as Best Anthology was My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me (Penguin), edited by Kate Bernheimer, while What I Didn’t See and Other Stories (Small Beer), by Karen Joy Fowler was named Best Collection. The title story of Ms. Fowler’s collection created some controversy after it was nominated for and won the Nebula Award for Best Short Story when it was first published in 2003, with some critics contending that it did not qualify as a work of science fiction at all.
Best Artist was Kinuko Y. Craft.
The Special Award, Professional went to Marc Gascoigne, for Angry Robot, while the Special Award, Non-Professional was awarded to Alisa Krasnostein, for Twelfth Planet Press.
In addition, the World Fantasy Awards Lifetime Achievement winners for 2011, which were announced earlier, were awarded to Peter S. Beagle and Angelica Gorodischer for their outstanding service to the fantasy field.
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