SERAPH 2022 Winners

The recipients of SERAPH 2022, a German fantasy award, were announced March 20. 

The juried award is given by the Phantastische Akademie (Fantasy Academy) in three categories. The Best Debut is awarded 2,500 euros, and the winners in the categories Best Novel and Best Indie Title receive 2,000 euros each.

The SERAPH prizewinners are:

BEST NOVEL:                  

  • Singularity by Joshua Tree

BEST INDIE NOVEL:        

  • Crimson Dawn by Tanya Hartgers

BEST DEBUT NOVEL:     

  • Knochenblumen welken nicht [Bone flowers don’t wilt] by Eleanor Bardilac

[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the story and the translation.]

SERAPH 2022 Finalists

The finalists for the 2022 SERAPH, a German fantasy award, have been announced by the Phantastische Akademie (Fantasy Academy)

The award has three categories. The Best Debut is awarded 2,000 euros, the winners in the categories Best Novel and Best Indie Title receive 1,000 euros each.

The SERAPH prizewinners will be announced in March in cooperation with the Leipzig Book Fair. 

SERAPH 2022 – Bestes Debüt / Best Debut

  • Eleanor Bardilac, Knochenblumen welken nicht (Knaur)
  • Laura Dümpelfeld, Lemmy Lokowitsch (Edition Roter Drache)
  • Olivia Meyer, Vibes of Chaos (Chaospony)
  • Lily S. Morgan, City of Burning Wings (Carlsen Impress)
  • Alisha Pilenko, Voodoo wider Willen (Chaospony)
  • Sarah Raich, All that’s left (ivi)
  • Robert von Cube, Eisschmelze (ohneohren)

SERAPH 2022 – Bestes Buch / Best Book

  • Nora Bendzko, Die Götter müssen sterben (Knaur)
  • Kaja Evert, Dornenritter (SadWolf)
  • Marie Graßhoff, Der dunkle Schwarm (Lübbe)
  • Theresa Hannig, König und Meister (Edition Roter Drache)
  • Jenny-Mai Nuyen, Kalt wie Schnee, hart wie Eisen (cbt)
  • Kim Rabe, Berlin Monster (Lübbe)
  • Margit Ruile, Der Zwillingscode (Loewe)
  • Janna Ruth, Memories of Summer (MoonNotes)
  • Selina Schuster, Absinthe (DRYAS)
  • James A. Sullivan, Das Erbe der Elfenmagierin (Piper)
  • Joshua Tree, Singularity (Fischer TOR)
  • J.C. Vogt, Anarchie Déco (Fischer TOR)
  • Kathleen Weise, Der vierte Mond (Heyne)

SERAPH 2022 – Bester Independent-Titel / Best Indie Title

  • Isabel Aust, Das Fragment des Schicksals
  • Ela Bellcut, Friends of Death: Jay & Lia
  • Patricia Eckermann, Elektro Krause
  • Tanya Hartgers, Crimson Dawn
  • Jorina C. Havet, Die Fürsten der See und der Erde
  • Ju Honisch, Weltendiebe
  • Jessica Iser, Deathbound
  • Thomas Knüwer, Das kurze Leben einer immer wieder Sterbenden
  • Leslie Meilinger, Infernicus – Unter schwarzen Wolken
  • Ines Plagemann, Funkenfeder
  • Mary-Anne Raven, Die Tür im Schnee
  • Robin Thier, Michael Cremann, Vents – Schwarzer Sand

[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the story.]

SERAPH 2021 Winners

The recipients of the 2021 SERAPH, a German fantasy award, were announced May 27 in cooperation with the Leipzig Book Fair. 

The award is given by the  Phantastische Akademie (Fantasy Academy) in three categories. The Best Debut is awarded 2,500 euros, the winners in the categories Best Novel and Best Indie Title receive 2,000 euros each.

The SERAPH prizewinners are:

Bester Roman / Best Novel

  • Ursula Poznanski, Cryptos (Loewe)

Bester Independent-Titel / Best Indie Title

  • Siegfried Langer, Das Buch, das dich findet

Bestes Debüt / Best Debut

  • Theresa Jeßberger, Töchter der Freiheit (fjb)

[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the story.]