The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts named the winners of four awards that will be presented at the conference’s banquet during the 39th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Florida, March 14-18.
IAFA William A. Crawford Fantasy Award. The winner of the 2018 IAFA William A. Crawford Fantasy Award, presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for a first book of fantasy, is Carmen Maria Machado for the story collection Her Body and Other Parties (Graywolf Press).
The other finalists on this year’s Crawford shortlist are:
- S .A. Chakraborty, City of Brass (Harper Voyager);
- Ruthanna Emrys, Winter Tide (Tor.com),
- Sam J. Miller, The Art of Starving (HarperTeen),
- K. Arsenault Rivera, The Tiger’s Daughter (Tor), and
- Sandra Unerman, Spellhaven (Mirror World).
IAFA’s Distinguished Scholarship Award will be presented to the conference’s guest scholar, Fred Botting.
The Jamie Bishop Memorial Award for a work of scholarship written in a language other than English will be presented to Guangyi Li.
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, will be presented to Peter Adrian Behravesh.
The David G. Hartwell Emerging Scholar Award for an outstanding student paper will be announced at the banquet.
[Via Locus Online.]