2022 World Fantasy Awards Presented in New Orleans

The World Fantasy Awards Association announced this year’s awards at WFC in New Orleans on November 6.

NOVEL

  • The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (Orbit US/Orbit UK)

NOVELLA

  • And What Can We Offer You Tonight by Premee Mohamed (Neon Hemlock Press)

SHORT FICTION

  •  “(emet)” by Lauren Ring (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/Aug 2021)

ANTHOLOGY

  • The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021), ed. Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Jembefola Press)

COLLECTION

  • Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan by Usman T. Malik (Kitab)

ARTIST

  • Tran Nguyen

SPECIAL AWARD – PROFESSIONAL

  • Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, for Monstress Volume Six: The Vow (Image Comics)

SPECIAL AWARD – NON-PROFESSIONAL

  • Tonia Ransom, for Nightlight: A Horror Fiction Podcast

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

  • Samuel R. Delany
  • Terri Windling

3 thoughts on “2022 World Fantasy Awards Presented in New Orleans

  1. Congratulations to all the winners, and appreciation for all the judges and voters.

    When the award for Best Collection was announced, I discovered that the person I’d been sitting next to happened to be the person tasked with accepting the award for Usman T. Malik should he win. And he did, so he did. So when he got back from the stage, I finally got to see one of these gorgeous trophies up close. And they really are quite lovely.

    I also got to see Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki accept his award in person. It had been so long uncertain whether he’d be able to do so, even after he made it to ChiCon. I’m very glad he made it to WFC too. It shouldn’t have had to be an against-all-odds story that he did. There are so many ways this world sucks. At least there are people in this world trying to make it suck less.

    Lauren Ring had a very important and impassioned plea in her video acceptance speech about the need for greater accessibility for all to attend these events, and to be able to staff these events, and volunteer at them, and to participate at all levels. I wouldn’t be surprised if her speech surfaces on the internet soon. It needs to be read far and wide.

    On a similar note, earlier in the ceremony, Jo Walton, as part of her speech as con guest, congratulated the con on its great strides in movement/motion accessibility–and pointed out that virtually nothing had been done in terms of hearing accessibility. She hopes for a future in which all disabilities are better accommodated. She also pointed out that small victories are worth celebrating! We only get better by a succession of small victories, after all. But we can’t mistake any of those the small victories for Mission Accomplished.

    That’s all I’ve got. It’s late and I’m tired from walking entirely too much tonight because why not trek from Loyala & Poydras all the way up to the French Market Restaurant on Decatur and then stroll down Frenchmen Street to hear what’s coming out of the nightclubs there, and then walk back to the hotel via Rampart St. because I DO WHAT I WANT. Ow. My feet. But there they are, my notes from the scene, such as they are.

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