IAFA 2020 Award Winners

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts has reported the 2020 winners of the various awards usually presented at their annual conference, which was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

THE CRAWFORD AWARD

[Presented annually by the IAFA for a first book of fantasy.]

  • Tamsyn Muir, Gideon the Ninth (Tor.com)

THE JAMIE BISHOP MEMORIAL AWARD

[For a work of scholarship written in a language other than English.]

  • Valentina Gosetti and E.J. Kent, “Maribas et la sorcellerie masculine” [“Marinas and Male Witchcraft”]

THE WALTER JAMES MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD

[For a student paper on a work or works of the fantastic originally created in a language other than English,]

  • Brittany Roberts Brittany Roberts, ”The Soviet Anthropocene: Desiccation, Desertification, and Environmental Horror in Dmitri Svetozarov’s Dogs

THE IMAGINING INDIGENOUS FUTURISM AWARD

[Recognizes emerging authors who use science fiction to address issues of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination.] 

  • Julia A. Thompsan, “White Hope”

THE DAVID G. HARTWELL EMERGING SCHOLAR AWARD

[For an outstanding student paper.] 

  • Filip Boratyn “Magic(s) of the Anthropocene: Enchantment vs. Terroir in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach.”

DELL MAGAZINES AWARD

[An Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing. More details here.]

  • Rona Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Imitation Game”

LORD RUTHVEN AWARDS

[Presented for the best fiction on vampires and the best academic work on the study of the vampire figure in culture and literature.]

  • Vampire Non-Fiction: Sorcha Ní Fhlainn for Post-Modern Vampires: Film, Fiction and Popular Culture
  • Fiction: Bryan D. Dietrich and Marge Simon for The Demeter Diaries
  • Media: TV series What We Do in the Shadows

[Note: Some of these have been previously reported here or at Locus Online.]

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