26 November, 2021

2021 World Fantasy Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2021 World Fantasy Awards which took place this past weekend in Montreal, Canada. Judges for this year’s awards include Tobias Buckell, Siobhan Carroll, Cecilia Dart-Thornton, Brian Evenson, and Patrick Swenson.

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N O V E L

WINNER: Trouble the Saints, Alaya Dawn Johnson (Tor)

"Trouble the Saints: A Novel" by Alaya Dawn Johnson. (Image: Tor Books.)

Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
The Only Good Indians, Stephen Graham Jones (Saga/Titan UK)
Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey/Jo Fletcher UK)
The Midnight Bargain, C.L. Polk (Erewhon/Orbit UK)

N O V E L L A

WINNER: Riot Baby, Tochi Onyebuchi (Tordotcom)
Ring Shout, or Hunting Ku Kluxes in the End Times, P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom)
“Stepsister”, Leah Cypess (F&SF 5-6/20)
Flyaway, Kathleen Jennings (Tordotcom)
The Four Profound Weaves, R.B. Lemberg (Tachyon)

S H O R T F I C T I O N

WINNER: ”Glass Bottle Dancer”, Celeste Rita Baker (Lightspeed 4/20)
“The Women Who Sing for Sklep”, Kay Chronister (Thin Places)
“The Nine Scents of Sorrow”, Jordan Taylor (Uncanny 7-8/20)
“My Country Is a Ghost”, Eugenia Triantafyllou (Uncanny 1-2/20)
“Open House on Haunted Hill”, John Wiswell (Diabolical Plots 6/15/20)

A N T H O L O G Y

WINNER: The Big Book of Modern Fantasy, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Vintage)
Edited By, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Subterranean)
The Valancourt Book of World Horror Stories, Vol. 1, James D. Jenkins & Ryan Cagle, eds. (Valancourt)
Shadows & Tall Trees 8, Michael Kelly, ed. (Undertow)
The Book of Dragons, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Harper Voyager)

B E S T C O L L E C T I O N

WINNER: Where the Wild Ladies Are, Aoko Matsuda (Soft Skull)
The Best of Jeffrey Ford, Jeffrey Ford (PS)
Velocities: Stories, Kathe Koja (Meerkat)
We All Hear Stories in the Dark, Robert Shearman (PS)
Nine Bar Blues, Sheree Renée Thomas (Third Man)

B E S T A R T I S T

WINNER: Rovina Cai
Jeffrey Alan Love
Reiko Murakami
Daniele Serra
Charles Vess

S P E C I A L A W A R D – Professional

WINNER: C.C. Finlay, for F&SF editing
Clive Bloom, for The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic (Palgrave Macmillan)
Jo Fletcher, for Jo Fletcher Books
Maria Dahvana Headley, for Beowulf: A New Translation (MCD x FSG Originals US/Scribe UK)
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, for The Monster Theory Reader (University of Minnesota Press)

S P E C I A L A W A R D – Non-Professional

WINNER: Brian Attebery, for Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Literary Adventure Fantasy
Michael Kelly, for Undertow Publications
Arley Sorg & Christie Yant, for Fantasy Magazine
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine


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