2016 Prix Imaginales

The winners of the 2016 Prix Imaginales have been announced. The awards will be given at Imaginales, the Festival of the Imaginary Worlds in Épinal, France on May 28.

The winners were selected by a jury composed of Anne Besson, Jacques Grasser (Président), Annaïg Houesnard (Secrétaire), Jean-Claude Van troyen (Vice-président), Jérôme Vincent, Stéphane Wieser (Directeur du Festival).

The Imaginales Awards recognizes the best works of fantasy of the year in six categories this year, with a prize of 1,000 euros for the first five categories and 500 euros for the last two:

Roman francophone / French Fantasy Novel

  • Manon Fargetton – “L’Héritage des Rois Passeurs” (Bragelonne Press)

Nouvelle / French Fantasy Short Story

  • Estelle Faye – “Une robe couleur d’océan”/An Ocean Color Dress (from “Légendes abyssales”/Abyssal Legends, official anthology officielle of Salon fantastique, Mythologica)

Roman étranger traduit / Translated International Fantasy Novel

  • Marie Brennan – “Une histoire naturelle des dragons : Mémoires de Lady Trent” vol.1/The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent, 2014 (L’Atalante Press); translation by  Sylvie Denis

Jeunesse / Translated International Young Adult Fantasy Fiction

  • Catherynne M. Valente – “La fille qui navigua autour de Féérie dans un bateau construit de ses propres mains”/The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, 2011 (Balivernes Press), translation by Laurent Philibert-Caillat


Prix spécial du Jury / The Jury’s Special Prize

[Via Europa SF, and the source of the category translations.]

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