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Yolen Named SFWA Grand Master

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have named Jane Yolen the 33rd recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. SFWA president Cat Rambo said Yolen “epitomizes what a Grand Master should be. Her close to 300 hundred books, multiple awards, and overall high standard of prose and storytelling make her one […]

2016 Manchester Writing Competition Winners

Winners of the Manchester Writing Competition were announced November 25, 2016 at a ceremony in the medieval Baronial Hall at Chetham’s Library in Manchester. The competition is “designed to encourage new work and seek out the best creative writing from across the world.” The winning story was by D.W. Wilson, who received a £10,000 prize. Several stories […]

Costa Book Awards Shortlist

Two nominees in the 2016 Costa Book Awards shortlist in the Children’s Book category are of genre interest: The Monstrous Child by Frances Simon (Faber & Faber/Profile) and Time Traveling with a Hamster by Ross Welford (HarperCollins Children’s). The Costa Book Awards “recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the […]

Cooper Wins 2016 Endeavor Award

Edge of Dark (Pyr) by Brenda Cooper won the 17th Endeavour Award. She was honored at Orycon 38 in Portland OR on November 19, 2016. Other finalists were: Tracker, C.J. Cherryh (Daw) Irona 700, Dave Duncan (Open Road) Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman (Saga) The Price of Valor, Django Wexler (Roc) The Endeavour […]

2016 Manchester Writing Competition Short List

Several stories of possible genre interest made the shortlist for the Manchester Writing Competition, announced November 14, 2016. Judge Nicholas Royle summarizes the stories: “The God Quetzalcoatl Has Retired and Now Runs a Pub in North Manchester”, Michael Conley: The Mesoamerican god of wind and learning wakes up on the pool table of the Three […]

Whitehead Wins NBA

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday) won the National Book Award in the Fiction category, presented at a ceremony in New York on November 16, 2016. Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet (Norton) was longlisted in the Fiction category, and Thomas Pierce, author of Hall of Small Mammals (Riverhead), was a “5 Under […]

2016 Ignotus Awards Winners

The winners of the 2016 Ignotus Awards (the Spanish equivalent of the Hugo Awards), honoring the best works published in Spain last year, have been announced. The awards were chosen by members of the annual HispaCon, and winners were announced at BCon – Hispacon (Barcelona Con) at a celebration gala Saturday November 5, 2016 in […]

2016 ESFS Awards Winners

The European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) Hall of Fame Awards, Encouragement Awards, and Spirit of Dedication Awards winners were announced during the 38th Eurocon held November 4-6, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. Herbert W. Franke of Austria was named European Grandmaster. The title is awarded to outstanding figures in European science fiction and is decided by […]

2016 SLF Grants Winners

Gabriel Thibodeau won the Diverse Writers Grant (for new and emerging writers from underrepresented and underprivileged groups) and Eden Royce won the Diverse Worlds Grant (for work that best presents a diverse world, regardless of the writer’s background) for 2016, given by the Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF). Each grant is for $500 and is intended “to […]

2016 Prix Utopiales Winners

Winners of the Prix Utopiales were announced at the Nantes International Science Fiction Festival, known as the Utopiales Festival, held October 29 – November 3, 2016 in Nantes, France. The awards honor works produced by Europeans and published in French. Prix Julia Verlanger (Best SF/F Novel) Le club des punk contre l’apocalypse zombie, Karim Berrouka (ActuSF) […]


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