2018 Prix Imaginales Winners

The 2018 Prix Imaginales laureates have been announced. The awards will be given at Imaginales, the Festival of the Imaginary Worlds in Épinal, France, which will take place from May 24 to May 27, 2018.

The Prix Imaginales recognize the best works of fantasy of the year published in France in six categories, with a prize of 1,000 euros for the first five categories and 500 euros for the last two:

A jury composed of critics, journalists and specialists selected the nominees: Jacques Grasser (Président), Jean-Claude Vantroyen (Vice-président), Annaïg Houesnard (Secrétaire), Stéphane Wieser (Directeur du Festival), Christophe de Jerphanion, Natacha Vas-Deyres, and Frédérique Roussel.

[NOTE: The Prix Imaginales is a different award than the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire.]

Catégorie roman francophone / French novel

  • BORDAGE Pierre, ARKANE tome 1: La Désolation (Bragelonne)

Other finalists

  • BRY David, Que passe l’hiver (L’homme sans nom)
  • EBORY Elisabeth, La fée, la pie et le printemps (ActuSF)
  • FAYE Estelle, Les seigneurs de Bohen (Critic)
  • TARVEL Brice, Pierre-Fendre (Les Moutons électriques)

Catégorie roman étranger traduit / Foreign Novel translated into French

  • GOLDSTEIN Lisa, Sombres cités souterraines, [Dark Cities Underground], translation: Patrick MARCEL (Les Moutons électriques)

Other finalists

  • HAWKINS Scott, La bibliothèque de Mount char, translation: Jean-Daniel BREQUE (Denoël)
  • KIVIRAHK Andrus, Le Papillon, translation: Jean-Pascal OLLIVRY (Le Tripode)
  • JOHANSSON Lars Vasa, La vie est un millefeuille à la vanille, translation: Hélène HERVIEU (Outrefleuve)
  • SEDIA Ekaterina, L’alchimie de la pierre, translation: Pierre-Paul DURASTANTI (Le Bélial)

Catégorie jeunesse / Youth category

  • HOLZL Ariel, Les soeurs Carmines tome 1 : Le complot des corbeaux (Naos)

Other finalists

  • OTTET Béatrice, Le secret de la dame en rouge (Scrineo)
  • DABOS Christelle, La Passe-miroir, tome 3 : La mémoire de Babel (Gallimard)
  • LAMBERT Christophe, Soul Breakers (Bayard)
  • MAURI Christophe, Les saisons de Peter Pan (Gallimard)

Catégorie illustration / Illustration

  • MOSKALUK Yana, Boudicca (ActuSF)

Other finalists

  • ENSELME-TRICHARD Olivier Le nordique (Mnémos)
  • MARY Donatien, Les mystères de Larispem, tome 1 et 2 (Gallimard jeunesse)
  • FRUCTUS Nicolas, L’alchimie de la pierre (Le Bélial)
  • GAPAILLARD Laurent, La Passe-Miroir, tome 3 : La mémoire de Babel (Gallimard jeunesse)

Catégorie nouvelle / Short Story

  • GORODISHER Angelica, Kalpa Imperial (La Volte)

Other finalists

  • FAGER Anders, La reinen en jaune (Mirobole)
  • NIOGRET Justine, Le souvenir de sa langue / Dimension Brocéliandre (Rivière Blanche)
  • REY Fabien Enchanteur des vents / tombé les voiles (Le Grimoire – Mille Saisons)

Catégorie prix spécial du Jury / Special Jury Award

  • ASCARIDE Melchior / BÉTAN Julien / RIVERO Mathieu, Tout au milieu du monde (Les Moutons électriques)

Other finalists

  • Sous la direction de Jean-Laurent DEL SOCORRO et Jérôme VINCENT, Lovecraft au cœur du cauchemar (ActuSF)
  • DELMAS Marie-Charlotte, Dictionnaire de la France merveilleuse (Omnibus)
  • GOBLED Karine, Le guide de la SF et de la fantasy (ActuSF)
  • PRATCHETT Terry, Lapsus Clavis (Atalante)

[Thanks to Lisa Goldstein for the story.]

Update 05/07/2018: Corrected date of convention, per comment.

11 thoughts on “2018 Prix Imaginales Winners

  1. You have “Kalpa Imperial” listed as both the winner and one of the “other finalists” in the short story category.

  2. Vicki Rosenzweig: Fixed now. Appertain yourself your favorite French beverage!

  3. Thank you, I will have a French beverage after I finish this cup of tea.

  4. Thanks! I had no idea I was up for this — I didn’t even know what the other nominations were until now — so the whole thing was a terrific surprise, and very stress-free.

  5. @Lisa Goldstein: Congrats on the stress-free surprise! The only thing better than discovering “Surprise, you’re up for an award!” is discovering “…and you won!!!” W00T!

  6. Slight correction. You write: “The awards were given at Imaginales, the Festival of the Imaginary Worlds in Épinal, France this weekend.”.
    No. Correct phrasing should be: “The awards will be given at Imaginales, the Festival of the Imaginary Worlds in Épinal, France, which will take place from May 24 to May 27, 2018.”
    https://www.imaginales.fr/
    Kudos to the winners.

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