Over the weekend the World Fantasy Awards were announced, with Lavie Tidhar‘s Osama (from very fine Indy science fiction press PS Publishing) scooping the Novel category. The Novella category went to KJ Parker for A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong, best Short Story winner was Ken Liu’s The Paper Menagerie, Tim Powers scored the Collection win for The Bible Repairman and Other Stories (on a related note if you have never read Tim you really should, one of our absolute finest, his Anubis Gates remains one of my all-time favourite books).
The Artist category was won by John Coulthart, Special Award (Professional) went to Eric Lane for publishing in translation, Special Award (non Professional) went to Raymond Russell and Rosalie Parker for Tartarus Press, while the Lifetime Achievement honours went to Alan Garner and George RR Martin. On a personal note I am chuffed to bits to see my friends Ann and Jeff VanderMeer winning the Anthology category for their enormous collection The Weird – you can read a guest post about The Weird by Ann and Jeff here on the blog. (via SF Signal)