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Sep 30 2012 12:31pm

Announcing the 2012 British Fantasy Award Winners

The 2012 British Fantasy Awards were announced this evening at Fanatsy Con in Brighton. This year’s BFAward Judges were James Barclay, Hal Duncan, Maura McHugh, Esther Sherman, and Damien G. Walter. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
 

Novel:
There were two awards in the best Novel category: The August Derleth Award for best horror novel and The Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novel.

  • Winner (Fantasy): Among Others; Jo Walton (Tor Books)
  • Winner (Horror): The Ritual; Adam Nevill (Pan)
  • The Heroes; Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
  • 11.22.63; Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Cyber Circus; Kim Lakin-Smith (NewCon Press)
  • A Dance with Dragons; George RR Martin (Harper Voyager)


Novella:

  • Winner: Gorel and the Pot Bellied God; Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)
  • Terra Damnata; James Cooper (PS Publishing)
  • Ghosts with Teeth; Peter Crowther (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Near Zennor; Elizabeth Hand (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
  • The Music of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer; John Ajvide Lindqvist (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Alice Through the Plastic Sheet; Robert Shearman (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)


Short Fiction:

  • Winner: The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter; Angela Slatter (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Dermot; Simon Bestwick (Black Static)
  • Sad, Dark Thing; Michael Marshall Smith (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Florrie; Adam Nevill (House of Fear, Solaris Books)
  • King Death; Paul Finch (Spectral Press)


Anthology:

  • Winner: The Weird; editors Jeff and Ann Vandermeer (Corvus Books)
  • A Book of Horrors; editor Stephen Jones (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • House of Fear; editor Jonathan Oliver (Solaris Books)
  • Gutshot; editor Conrad Williams (PS Publishing)


Collection:

  • Winner: Everyone’s Just So So Special; Robert Shearman (Big Finish)
  • Rumours of the Marvellous; Peter Atkins (Alchemy Press)
  • Mrs Midnight; Reggie Oliver (Tartarus Press)
  • A Glass of Shadow; Liz Williams (NewCon Press)


Screenplay:

  • Winner: Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen
  • Attack the Block by Joe Cornish
  • The Awakening by Stephen Volk and Nick Murphy
  • Melancholia by Lars Von Trier
  • Kill List by Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump


Magazine/Periodical:

  • Winner: Black Static; ed. Andy Cox  TTA Press
  • Interzone; ed. Andy Cox   TTA Press
  • SFX, ed. Dave Bradley    Future Publishing
  • The Horror Zine, ed. Jeani Rector


Comic/Graphic Novel:

  • Winner: Locke and Key; Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)
  • Animal Man; Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman (DC Comics)
  • Batwoman; JH Williams III and W Haden Blackman (DC Comics)
  • The Unwritten; Mike Carey and Peter Gross (Vertigo)
  • The Walking Dead; Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (Image)

BFS Special Jury Awards:

The PS Publishing Independent Press Award:

  • Winner: Chomu Press; Quentin S. Crisp
  • Gray Friar Press; Gary Fry
  • NewCon Press; Ian Whates
  • Spectral Press; Simon Marshall-Jones

(Jury: Sandy Auden, Peter Crowther, Nicholas Royle, Peter Tennant & Darren Turpin)

The Artist Award:

  • Winner: Daniele Serra
  • Ben Baldwin
  • Vincent Chong
  • Les Edwards

(Jury: Guy Adams, Anne Sudworth, Christopher Teague)

The Non-Fiction Award:

  • Winner: Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Super Hero by Grant Morrison (Jonathan Cape)
  • Lest You Should Suffer Nightmares: A Biography of Herbert Van Thal; Johnny Mains (Screaming Dreams)
  • Nightmare Movies: Horror on Screen since the 1960s; Kim Newman (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • Studies in Terror: Landmarks of Horror Cinema; Jonathan Rigby (Signum Books)
  • Case Notes; Peter Tennant (Black Static)

(Jury: Djibril al-Ayad, Roz Kaveney & Adam Roberts)

The Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award : Kameron Hurley
(Jury: Adele Wearing, Jenny Barber, Lou Morgan)

The Karl Edward Wagner Special Award: Peter & Nicky Crowther
(Jury: BFS & Fantasycon Committees)

5 comments
Jennyb
2. Jennyb
And don't forget the special jury BFS awards!
The BFS/PS Publishing Independent Press Award: Chomu Press
(Jury: Sandy Auden, Peter Crowther, Nicholas Royle, Peter Tennant & Darren Turpin)
BFS Artist Award: Daniele Serra
(Jury: Guy Adams, Anne Sudworth, Christopher Teague)
BFS Non-Fiction Award: Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Super Hero by Grant Morrison
(Jury: Djibril al-Ayad, Roz Kaveney & Adam Roberts)
BFS/Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award : Kameron Hurley
(Jury: Adele Wearing, Jenny Barber, Lou Morgan)
BFS/Karl Edward Wagner Special Award: Peter & Nicky Crowther
(Jury: BFS & Fantasycon committees)
Rob Hansen
3. RobHansen
I enjoyed 'Among Others' lots. Jo's depiction of trips to Cardiff to hunt up SF resonated particularly with me since that's my home town. Although I'm ten years older than Jo in real years, she was only five years behind me in scouring those shops. When she describes the great Lears book shop and that seedy shop in that one arcade that had a selection of SF but whose main line was porn, I don't have to imagine what they were like - I *remember* what they were like. Good stuff..
Jennyb
4. Dean B.
Let me get this straight: Stephen Jones's "A Book of Horrors" had 6 of its stories nominated for the BF awards (with one winning!), yet it doesn't win the overall anthology prize?
Jo Walton
5. bluejo
Dean B. -- The Weird was a reprint anthology, featuring work published over the last century, so most of it wasn't individually eligible this year, but as an anthology it's really stunning.

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