The winners of the 2019 Lord Ruthven Assembly Awards, presented for the best fiction on vampires and the best academic work on the study of the vampire figure in culture and literature, were announced at this year’s International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.
This year the members voted for:
Lord Ruthven Award: Fiction
- Theodora Goss, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman
Lord Ruthven Award: Non-Fiction
- Amy J. Ransom, I Am Legend as American Myth
Amanda Firestone, Ph.D., President of the assembly said they did not give a Media award this year for lack of strong candidates.
The awards take their name from the vampire antagonist in John Polidori’s “The Vampyre” (1819) and are given by the Lord Ruthven Assembly, an organization affiliated with the IAFA whose objectives include the serious pursuit of scholarship and research focusing on the vampire/revenant figure in a variety of disciplines. The Lord Ruthven Assembly as a public group on Facebook.