British Fantasy Awards 2017 Winners Announced

Written by Ed Fortune Sunday, 01 October 2017

Book News

The British Fantasy Society has had its annual convention, and that means that the winners of the British Fantasy Awards have been announced.  The ceremony was held at The Bull Hotel in Peterborough on the first of October.  Next year’s Fantasycon will be at The Chester Queen in Chester, October 19-21. The winners of the 2017 awards are presented below.


Best Fantasy Novel is The Tiger and The Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky from Pan MacMillan
Best Magazine/periodical went to tor.com
Best Nonfiction goes to The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
Best anthology is People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction, a Lightspeed publication edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Kristine Ong Muslim
The award for Best Indie Press was presented to Grimbold Press
Best Collection goes to Some Will Not Sleep by Adam Nevill published by Ritual Limited
Best Novella was given to The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle from StMartin’s Press
Best Short Fiction is White Rabbit by Georgina Bruce from Black Static 50
The August Derleth Award for Best Horror novel went to Disappearance At Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay from Titan Books

Daniele Serra was Best Artist

Best comic/graphic novel went to Monstress Volume 1. Published by Image Comics,  written by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
The Sydney J. Bounds for Best Newcomer went to Erica L Satifka
Best film/TV is Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve and distributed by Paramount.
The Karl Edward Wagner Award, presented for service to British fandom goes to Jan Edwards.


In addition, a Fantasycon specific award, The Legend of Fantasycon Award, was presented to David and Sandra Sutton for their work in organising past Fantasycons. It is not part of the BFAs and was presented just before the main ceremony. Next year’s BFAs will also feature an audio award.


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