The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) has announced its 2016 award winners.
Crawford Award: The winner of the 2016 Crawford Award for a first book of fantasy fiction is Kai Ashante Wilson for The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps (Tor).
The other books on the Crawford shortlist included:
- Natasha Pulley, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (Bloomsbury)
- Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings (Saga Press)
- Indra Das, The Devourers (Penguin India)
- Seth Dickinson, The Traitor Baru Cormorant (Tor)
- Adrienne Celt, The Daughters (Liveright)
Participating at various stages of this year’s nomination and selection process were previous Crawford winners Sofia Samatar, Jedediah Berry, and Candas Jane Dorsey, as well as Cheryl Morgan, Niall Harrison, Farah Mendlesohn, Ellen Klages, Graham Sleight, Karen Burnham, Jonathan Strahan, Liza Groen Trombi, and Stacie Hanes.
The award will be presented on March 19 during the 37th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Florida.
IAFA Distinguished Scholarship Award: Cristina Bacchilega
Jamie Bishop Memorial Award: This award, for a work of scholarship written in a language other than English, has been won by Natacha Vas-Deyres and Patrick Bergeron.
Walter James Miller Memorial Award: Kristy Eager is the winner of this award for a student paper on a work or works of the fantastic originally created in a language other than English.
Other award news: The IAFA’s general award for an outstanding student paper, formerly called the Graduate Student Award, has been rechristened the David G. Hartwell Emerging Scholar Award, in tribute to editor and long-time IAFA Board member and book room manager David Hartwell. The winner will be announced at a later date.