Announcing the 2010 World Fantasy Award Winners!

The World Fantasy Awards have been given annually since 1975, to fantasy authors the world over, and are announced every year, appropriately, at the World Fantasy Awards Convention, which is being held in Columbus, Ohio this year. Nominees are selected by a group of judges, composed this year of Greg Ketter, Kelly Link, Jim Minz, Jürgen Snoeren, and Gary K. Wolfe.

Below the cut you’ll find a list of the categories with nominees, with winners in bold. We’ll be updating the list as winners are announced, so don’t forget to refresh the page periodically.


  • WINNER: The City & The City by China Miéville (Macmillan UK / Del Rey)
  • Blood of Ambrose by James Enge (Pyr)
  • The Red Tree by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
  • Finch by Jeff VanderMeer (Underland Press)
  • In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield (Jonathan Cape UK/Del Rey)


  • WINNER: “Sea-Hearts,” Margo Lanagan (X 6, coeur de lion publishing)
  • “The Women of Nell Gwynne’s,” Kage Baker (Subterranean Press)
  • “I Needs Must Part, the Policeman Said,” Richard Bowes (December 2009 F&SF)
  • “The Lion’s Den,” Steve Duffy (Nemonymous Nine: Cern Zoo)
  • “The Night Cache,” Andy Duncan (PS Publishing)
  • “Everland,” Paul Witcover, Everland and Other Stories (PS Publishing)


  • WINNER: “The Pelican Bar,” Karen Joy Fowler (Eclipse Three, Night Shade Books)
  • “A Journal of Certain Events of Scientific Interest from the First Survey Voyage of the Southern Waters by HMS Ocelot, As Observed by Professor Thaddeus Boswell, DPhil, MSc, or, A Lullaby,” Helen Keeble (June 2009 Strange Horizons)
  • “Singing on a Star,” Ellen Klages (Firebirds Soaring, Firebird)
  • “The Persistence of Memory, or This Space for Sale,” Paul Park (Postscripts 20/21: Edison ’s Frankenstein, PS Publishing)
  • “In Hiding,” R.B. Russell (Putting the Pieces in Place, Ex Occidente Press)
  • “Light on the Water,” Genevieve Valentine (October 2009, Fantasy Magazine)


  • WINNER: American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny: From Poe to the Pulps/From the 1940s to Now, ed. by Peter Straub (Library of America)
  • Poe, ed. by Ellen Datlow (Solaris)
  • Songs of The Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance ed. by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (Subterranean/Voyager)
  • Exotic Gothic3: Strange Visitations, ed. by Danel Olson (Ash-Tree Press)
  • Eclipse Three, ed. by Jonathan Strahan (Night Shade Books)
  • The Very Best ofFantasy & Science Fiction: Sixtieth Anniversary Anthology, ed. by Gordon Van Gelder (Tachyon Publications)


  • TIE WINNER: There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya (Penguin)
  • TIE WINNER: The Very Best of Gene Wolfe/The Best of Gene Wolfe, Gene Wolfe (PS Publishing/Tor Books)
  • We Never Talk About My Brother, Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon Publications)
  • Fugue State, Brian Evenson (Coffee House Press)
  • There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya (Penguin)
  • Northwest Passages, Barbara Roden (Prime Books)
  • Everland and Other Stories, Paul Witcover (PS Publishing)


  • WINNER: Charles Vess
  • John Jude Palencar
  • John Picacio
  • Jason Zerrillo
  • Sam Weber


  • WINNER:  Jonathan Strahan for editing anthologies
  • Peter & Nicky Crowther for PS Publishing
  • Ellen Datlow for editing anthologies
  • Hayao Miyazaki for Ponyo
  • Barbara & Christopher Roden for Ash-Tree Press
  • Jacob & Rina Weisman for Tachyon Publications


  • WINNER: Susan Marie Groppi for Strange Horizons
  • John Berlyne for POWERS: Secret Histories
  • Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan & Sean Wallace for Clarkesworld Magazine
  • John Klima for Electric Velocipede
  • Bob Colby, B. Diane Martin, David Shaw & Eric M. Van for Readercon
  • Ray Russell & Rosalie Parker for Tartarus Press


WINNERS: Brian Lumley, Terry Pratchett, and Peter Straub.


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