Tamsyn Muir is the winner of the 2020 Crawford Award for her novel Gideon the Ninth (Tor.com). The award is presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for a first book of fantasy.
This year, the awards committee also named a close runner-up, Alix E. Harrow, for The Ten Thousand Doors of January (Redhook; Orbit UK).
The other finalists on this year’s Crawford shortlist are Jenn Lyons, The Ruin of Kings: A Chorus of Dragons #1 (Tor), and Emily Tesh, Silver in the Wood: (The Greenhollow Duology) (Tor).
Tamsyn Muir is the third Crawford winner from the Clarion Workshop class of 2010, following Karin Tidbeck and Kai Ashante Wilson.
Participating in this year’s nomination and selection process were previous Crawford winners Candas Jane Dorsey and Jedediah Berry, as well as Cheryl Morgan, Karen Burnham, and Mimi Mondal. The award is administered by Gary K. Wolfe,and will be presented at a banquet March 21 during the 41st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Florida.
The IAFA Distinguished Scholarship Award also will be presented to the conference’s guest scholar, Stacy Alaimo, at the banquet.