2017 IAFA Awards

Awards presented at the 38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Florida on March 19 included:

William L. Crawford Fantasy Award

  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Other books making the Crawford shortlist: Maria Turtschaninoff’s novel Maresi (Pushkin/Abrams), Rose Lemberg’s poetry collection Marginalia to Stone Bird (Aqueduct), and Michael Wehunt’s story collection Greener Pastures (Shock Totem).

IAFA Distinguished Scholarship Award

  • Edward James

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) Distinguished Scholarship Award is an annual career award, presented annually since 1986, recognizing distinguished contributions to the scholarship and criticism of the fantastic.

David G. Hartwell Emerging Scholar Award

  • Grant Dempsey

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts presents an annual award and stipend to the graduate student submitting the most outstanding paper at the Association’s conference.


Grant Dempsey with Hartwell Award plaque.

Jamie Bishop Memorial Award

  • David Dalton

The Jamie Bishop Memorial Award is a prize for a critical essay on the fantastic written in a language other than English. The IAFA defines the fantastic to include science fiction, folklore, and related genres in literature, drama, film, art and graphic design, and related disciplines.

Walter James Miller Memorial Award

  • Ida Yoshinaga

The Walter James Miller Memorial Award for Student Scholarship in the International Fantastic is given annually to the author of the best ICFA student paper devoted to a work or works of the fantastic originally created in a language other than English. In addition to its scholarly excellence, the winning paper must also demonstrate the author’s command of the relevant linguistic, national, and cultural contexts of the work or works discussed.

The names of the winners were first announced in February.

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