2015 World Fantasy Awards Presented

The 2015 World Fantasy Award winners were announced November 8 in Saratoga, NY.

World Fantasy Life Achievement award recipients Ramsey Campbell and Sheri S. Tepper also were honored.

Novel

  • David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks (Random House/Sceptre UK)

Novella

  • Daryl Gregory, We Are All Completely Fine (Tachyon Publications)

Short Story

  • Scott Nicolay, Do You Like to Look at Monsters? (Fedogan & Bremer, chapbook)

Anthology

  • Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, eds., Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (Candlewick Press)

Collection

(tie)

  • Helen Marshall, Gifts for the One Who Comes After (ChiZine Publications)
  • Angela Slatter, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings (Tartarus Press)

Artist

  • Samuel Araya

Special Award—Professional

  • Sandra Kasturi and Brett Alexander Savory, for ChiZine Publications

Special Award—Non-professional

  • Ray B. Russell and Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press

The 2015 World Fantasy Awards judges were Gemma Files, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Bénédicte Lombardo, Bruce McAllister and Robert Shearman.

Daryl Gregory accepts for Best Novella, We Are All Completely Fine.

Sandra Kasturi and Brett Alexander Savory accepting the Special Award—Professional for ChiZine. (Instagram by Angela Keely.)

6 thoughts on “2015 World Fantasy Awards Presented

  1. What the…? Daryl Gregory looks like a normal person. That was unexpected. (Guess I shouldn’t try to picture authors from reading their fiction.)

  2. I thought The Bone Clocks was a bit of a disappointment. I would have liked to see City of Stairs, one of the other nominees, win.

    And yes, considering how twisted Completely Fine (and from what I hear, Harrison Squared) is, Daryl Gregory looks surprisingly normal.

  3. Given the way awards have been trending in the last few years, it’s a little surprising that of the 12 people honored by the 2015 World Fantasy Award, all but one are white and 2/3 are men. Whether that’s a statistical blip or in tune with other trainwrecks at this convention, I couldn’t say.

  4. Vasha: it’s a little surprising that of the 12 people honored by the 2015 World Fantasy Award, all but one are white and 2/3 are men

    It’s 60-40 genderwise, actually — as is the Finalist list. One of the winners is Estonian-Sri Lankan, one is Paraguayan, and one is Australian. The nominees are a 60-40 mix also, with 2 other non-white people, 1 Finn, 1 Canadian, 1 Welsh-Canadian, and another Australian (off the top of my head; I may have missed others). So no, it’s not great — but I would say that it’s an improvement from the white male Ameri-Brit-nocentrism which has historically dominated our genre awards.

    Progress has been made. Still much more progress needs to be made. :-/

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