2021 World Fantasy Awards

The World Fantasy Awards Association announced this year’s awards at WFC in Montreal on November 7.


  • Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Tor Books)


  • Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi (Tordotcom)


  • “Glass Bottle Dancer” by Celeste Rita Baker (Lightspeed, April 2020)


  • The Big Book of Modern Fantasy, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (Vintage Books)


  • Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoka Matsuda, translated by Polly Barton (Soft Skull Press US/Tilted Axis UK)


  • Rovina Cai


  • C. C. Finlay, for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction editing


  • Brian Attebery, for Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts


  • Megan Lindholm
  • Howard Waldrop

5 thoughts on “2021 World Fantasy Awards

  1. Congratulations to all the winners, natch, but I would like to give an especial congratulations, hyperulations if you will, to Lindholm and Waldrop. Lindholm wrote maybe my favorite scifi novel of recent years, Alien Earth, and Waldrop has been a favorite writer of mine for many years now. I have Them Bones on the bookstack, and I will toast him as I reread it. I’ll never forget how I felt while reading Man Mountain Gentian. Sublime.

  2. Lindholm wrote with Brust, one with the strangest Hungarian folklore based novels you’ll ever read, The Gypsy. That it’s a police procedural makes it even stranger. And than Boiled in Lead turned it into a song cycled called Songs from The Gypsy with the vocals sung by Adam Stemple, son of Jane Yolen.

  3. The Gypsy is something I’ve always intended to read. Your rec has moved it up a few places on the stack.

  4. Brown Robin says This Gypsy is something I’ve always intended to read. Your rec has moved it up a few places on the stack.

    Do give Songs from The Gypsy a listen. It’s a great set of songs. It’s available on iTunes. The Gypsy itself has not, like most of Lindholm’s work, so far made it to digital form. Hardcover copies are reasonably priced.

  5. Those of us at the awards.ceremony were also treated to the first showing of the trailer of Night of the Cooters, based on Waldrop’s short story, produced by a team including George RR Martin, screenplay by Joe Lansdale, and directed by, and starring, a rotoscoped Vincent D’Onofrio.

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