The British Fantasy Awards

The British Fantasy Awards are currently decided by a combination of voting and juries. Provisional shortlists are decided by a vote of the BFS membership, attendees of the previous FantasyCon, and attendees of the next FantasyCon. Juries are then appointed for each category, and the juries are able to add up to two further “egregious omissions” to each shortlist. Copies of the shortlisted items are then requested and the juries consider them all before deciding upon a winner.

The British Fantasy Awards Constitution sets out the rules of the awards. Under the current constitution, changes to the awards rules can only be made at an AGM of the British Fantasy Society. Proposed changes must be sent in writing to the awards administrator, and they will then be discussed and voted upon at the next AGM. We have an awards discussion board on the British Fantasy Society’s forum, where ideas for changes, and other issues relating to the awards, can be discussed.

The current British Fantasy Awards Administrator is Stephen Theaker, currently in his second spell in the position, beginning in October 2012. He can be contacted at

We have a crowdsourced list of suggestions for the 2015 Awards.


The planned schedule for the British Fantasy Awards 2015:

  • January–March: voting
  • April: collation and checking of votes
  • May: appointment of juries
  • June: jury decisions on egregious omissions
  • July 1 (if all goes to plan): announcing shortlists
  • July: requesting reading copies
  • August–September: jurors’ reading period
  • October: Awards presentation at FantasyCon 2015 (23–25 October 2015)


The British Fantasy Awards have been in existence for almost as many years as the Society itself. In 1971 Ramsey Campbell suggested the Society present an award in honour of the recently deceased August Derleth. The following year at the BSFA’s Chessmancon (the annual Easter convention), Michael Moorcock received the August Derleth Fantasy Award for his novel The Knight of Swords.

The physical award has gone through many changes over the years. The first Awards were presented in the form of a scroll designed by Jim Cawthorn, but the 1974 AGM, held at the BSFA’s Tynecon, suggested that a more enduring symbol be used. The following year the BFS Awards came in the shape of a cowled figure designed by Jim Pitts. In 1980 Jim Pitts’ cowled figure design gave way to a dark fantasy statuette designed by Dave Carson. The award was redesigned again in 2005. For 2009 the award was a winged demon, which was tricky to produce and too fragile to send by courier. The replacement design for 2010 was a genre-inclusive demon/alien with a dragon’s egg, from the same sculptor. Another new design was commissioned from the same sculptor for 2011. In late 2011, the membership voted in a rule that the award “should be abstract or genre-neutral in design, avoiding any preference for horror, fantasy etc”, meaning the previous design was no longer suitable, nor was anything in that vein. So an abstract etched crystalline award fitting the bill was used for 2012, and a slightly different version of the same was used for 2013. From 2014 the award was a handcrafted wooden bookend.

For several years the awards presented by the British Fantasy Society were collectively known as the August Derleth Fantasy Awards – including the addition of several other categories. As the Society grew, so the Awards widened their scope: besides the Best Novel and Short Story sections there were Small Press, Art, Comic and Film categories. The BFS decided it should promote itself on a wider scale, and in 1976 the August Derleth Fantasy Awards became the British Fantasy Awards, with a proviso that the original section of Best Novel retain the August Derleth title.

By now FantasyCon was established as an annual event, both to showcase the Awards and give a forum for the Society’s AGM. The BFS Awards now had form, style and a place in the yearly calendar.

The Awards categories have changed over the years, with sections being introduced and dropped, as the focus of the Society’s members changed. The Comic Award, for instance, was once dropped because the nominations and votes for this section had fallen to a point where it was no longer viable. Film, on the other hand, originally fell off the edge of the lists mainly due to a lack of interest from its recipients. However, both were resurrected in 2009, and two new categories were introduced: television and magazine.

The Icarus Award was intended to mark a promising newcomer and was renamed the Newcomer Award when the Icarus Society “ceased to be”. The question of whether this should remain a BFS Award came up several times, mainly on the point of cost; it was eventually decided that as an Award for Best Newcomer was still valid it should be assimilated into the Special Award. The award was reintroduced in 2007, funded by the estate of Sydney J. Bounds.

The Special Award was originally a discretionary Award, not presented every year. The recipient may be an author of long standing; an editor; any other person, who has contributed much to the genre; a BFS member that has given great service to the Society in some fashion; or a newcomer who, it is felt, shows special promise. It is now known as The Karl Edward Wagner Award.

Over the years there have been certain names which crop up time and again in the history of the Awards – as you might expect. Ramsey Campbell had won seven Awards by the time of this article’s original publication in Silver Rhapsody (1996), each for different publications. The Sutton/Jones combo gained no less than eight for Fantasy Tales, plus one each separately (by that time, at least – Stephen Jones has gone on to win many more awards as editor of Best New Horror). Michael Moorcock had by then been bestowed with our Awards on five occasions. Others with several entries each include Karl Edward Wagner, Clive Barker and Stephen King.

In the following lists read Novel as The August Derleth Fantasy Award up until 2012. (And in all cases the term “Best” is assumed – these are the BFS Awards we’re talking about.) Awards are listed under the year in which they were presented.

Other changes to note. After 1998, the Best Collection award was divided into Best Collection and Best Anthology. After 1995, the Best Newcomer Award (known as the Icarus Award) was merged into the Special Award. A new award for best newcomer was introduced in 2007, the Sydney J. Bounds Award, which includes a small amount of prize money provided by the family of Sydney J. Bounds.

The 2009 awards reintroduced the comics and film awards, and magazine and television prizes were awarded for the first time. PS Publishing withdrew from competition in the small press award, choosing instead to sponsor the award. Also in 2009, the winners of each category were decided entirely by a vote on the shortlisted nominees, whereas in most previous years the initial vote on the longlist had already decided them before the shortlist was announced.

The best novel award for 2011 originally went to Demon Dance by Sam Stone, who announced a few days after the ceremony that she would return the award. The other nominees declined to accept it, and so a result of no award was announced. A reorganisation of the awards followed, and from then on the winners were chosen from the shortlists by juries, rather than by a vote of the BFS and FantasyCon memberships. The longlist stage was also dropped (the gap later being filled by a crowdsourced list of suggestions).

The best novel award was divided into a best horror novel award (the August Derleth Award) and a best fantasy novel award (the Robert Holdstock Award). The FantasyCon committee was no longer involved in deciding the special award. The dividing line between short story and novella was raised from 10,000 words to 15,000 words. The television and film awards, though popular with voters, were briefly replaced by a screenplay award, which for the 2014 awards was itself replaced by a best film/television episode award, due to the difficulty of acquiring screenplays for the juries to read.

The 2013 awards were presented at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton alongside the World Fantasy Awards. That was the final year of PS Publishing’s sponsorship of the best small press award, and for the 2015 awards it became the best independent press award.

Text relating to the years up to 1996  is adapted from an article by Jan Edwards appearing in Silver Rhapsody, the BFS booklet celebrating the society’s twenty-fifth anniversary. Details of the awards from then till 2007 are taken from David Sutton’s invaluable booklet, The British Fantasy Awards 1972–2008: a Listing, which lists all nominees as well as winners.



Novel: Michael Moorcock, The Knight of the Swords


Novel: Michael Moorcock, The King of the Swords

Short Story: L Sprague de Camp, The Fallible Fiend

Film: Tales from the Crypt

Comic: Conan

Special Award: Robert E Howard Marches of Valhalla


Novel: Poul Anderson, Hrolf Kraki’s Saga

Short Story: Michael Moorcock The Jade Man’s Eyes

Film: Legend of Hell House

Comic: Conan


Novel: Michael Moorcock, The Sword and the Stallion

Short Story: Karl Edward Wagner Sticks

Film: The Exorcist

Comic: Savage Sword of Conan


Novel: Michael Moorcock, The Hollow Lands

Short Story: Second Book of Fritz Lieber

Film: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Comic: Savage Sword of Conan


Novel: Gordon Dickson, The Dragon and The George

Short Story: Karl Edward Wagner, Two Suns Setting

Small Press: John Martin Anduril

Artist: Michael Kaluta The Sacrifice

Film: The Omen

Comic: Howard the Duck 3


Novel: Piers Antony, A Spell for Chameleon

Short Story: Ramsey Campbell In the Bag

Small Press: Stephen Jones/David Sutton Fantasy Tales 1

Artist: Steve Fabian

Film: Carrie

Comic: Marvel Premiere 38: Weirdworld


Novel: Stephen Donaldson, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever

Short Story: Harlan Ellison Jeffty is Five

Small Press: S Jones/D Sutton Fantasy Tales 2

Artist: Boris Vallejo, Amazon Princess and her Pet

Film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Comic: R Thomas/F Brunner The Scarlet Citadel


Novel: Tanith Lee, Death’s Master

Short Story: Fritz Leiber, The Button Molder

Small Press: S Jones/D Sutton, Fantasy Tales 3

Artist: Stephen Fabian

Film: Alien

Comic: Heavy Metal


Novel: Ramsey Campbell, To Wake The Dead

Short Story: Robert Aickman, The Stains

Small Press: Dave McFerran/Stephen Jones/David Sutton Airgedlamh

Artist: Dave Carson

Film: The Empire Strikes Back

Special Award: Stephen King


Novel: Stephen King, Cujo

Short Story: Dennis Etchison, The Dark Country

Small Press: S Jones/D Sutton, Fantasy Tales

Artist: Dave Carson

Film: Raiders of the Lost Ark


Novel: Gene Wolfe, Sword of the Lictor

Short Story: Stephen King, The Breathing Method

Small Press: S Jones/D Sutton, Fantasy Tales

Artist: Dave Carson

Film: Blade Runner

Special Award: Karl Edward Wagner


Novel: Peter Straub, Floating Dragon

Short Story: Karl Edward Wagner, Neither Brute Nor Human

Small Press: Ro Pardoe Ghosts & Scholars

Artist: Rowena Morrill

Film: Videodrome


Novel: Ramsey Campbell, Incarnate

Short Story: Clive Barker In the Hills, the Cities

Small Press: Stuart David Schiff Whispers

Artist: Stephen Fabian

Film: Ghostbusters

Special Award: Manly Wade Wellman


Novel: TED Kline, The Ceremonies

Short Story: Clive Barker, The Forbidden

Small Press: S Jones/D Sutton, Fantasy Tales

Artist: JK Potter

Film: Nightmare on Elm Street

Special Award: Les Flood


Novel: Stephen King, It

Short Story: Dennis Etchison, The Olympic Runner

Small Press: S Jones/D Sutton, Fantasy Tales

Artist: JK Potter

Film: Aliens

Special Award: Charles L Grant


Novel: Ramsey Campbell, The Hungry Moon

Short Story: Steve Rasnic Tem, Leaks

Small Press: Carl Ford Dagon

Artist: J K Potter

Film: Hellraiser

Icarus Award: Carl Ford


Novel: Ramsey Campbell, The Influence

Short Story: Brian Lumley, Fruiting Bodies

Small Press: Carl Ford Dagon

Artist: Dave Carson

Film: Beetlejuice

Icarus Award: John Gilbert

Special Award: R Chetwynd‑Hayes


Novel: Dan Simmons, Carrion Comfort

Short Story: Joe Lansdale, On The Far Side Of The Desert With Dead Folk

Small Press: Carl Ford Dagon

Artist: Dave Carson

Film: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Newcomer: Nancy Collins

Special Award: Peter Coleborn


Novel: Ramsey Campbell, Midnight Sun

Short Story: Michael Marshal Smith The Man Who Drew Cats

Collection: Stephen Jones/Ramsey Campbell, Best New Horror

Small Press: Carl Ford Dagon

Artist: Les Edwards

Special Award: Dorothy Lumley


Novel: Jonathan Carroll, Outside the Dog Museum

Short Story: Michael Marshall Smith, The Dark Land

Collection: Nicholas Royle, Darklands

Small Press: David Bell/Stuart Hughes Peeping Tom Artist: Jim Pitts

Newcomer: Melanie Tem

Special Award: Andrew Porter


Novel: Graham Joyce, Dark Sister

Short Story: Nicholas Royle, Night Shift Sister

Collection: Nicholas Royle, Darklands 2

Small Press: D Bell/S Hughes Peeping Tom

Artist: Jim Pitts

Newcomer: Conrad Williams

Special Award: Michael Moorcock


Novel: Ramsey Campbell, The Long Lost

Short Story: Dennis Etchison, The Dog Park

Collection: David Sutton/Stephen Jones, Dark Voices 5

Small Press: Pam Creais Dementia 13

Artist: Les Edwards

Newcomer: Poppy Z Brite

Special Award: Dave Sutton


Novel: Michael Marshall Smith, Only Forward

Short Story: Paul McAuley, The Temptation of Dr.Stein

Collection: Joel Lane, The Earthwire

Small Press: Stefan Dziemianowicz/ST Joshi/ Michael Morrison Necrofile

Artist: Martin McKenna

Newcomer: Maggie Furey

Special Award: John Jarrold


Novel: Graham Joyce, Requiem

Short Story: Michael Marshall Smith, More Tomorrow

Collection: Andy Cox (ed.), Last Rites and Resurrections: Stories from The Third Alternative

Small Press: Andy Cox, The Third Alternative

Artist: Josh Kirby

Special Award: Mike O’Driscoll and Steve Lockley, for Welcome to My Nightmare


Novel: Graham Joyce, The Tooth Fairy

Short Story: Martin Simpson, Dancing About Architecture

Collection: Thomas Ligotti, The Nightmare Factory

Small Press: S.T. Joshi, H.P. Lovecraft: a Life

Artist: Jim Burns

Special Award: Jo Fletcher


Novel: Chaz Brenchley, Tower of the King’s Daughter

Short Story: Christopher Fowler, Wageslaves

Collection: Stephen Jones and David Sutton, Dark Terrors 3: the Gollancz Book of Horror

Small Press: David Pringle, Interzone

Artist: Jim Burns

Special Award: D.F. Lewis


Novel: Stephen King, Bag of Bones

Short Story: Stephen Laws, The Song My Sister Sang

Collection:  Ramsey Campbell, Ghosts and Grisly Things

Anthology: Stephen Jones and David Sutton, Dark Terrors 4: the Gollancz Book of Horror

Small Press: Andy Cox, The Third Alternative

Artist: Bob Covington

Special Award: Diana Wynne Jones


Novel: Graham Joyce, Indigo

Short Story: Tim Lebbon, White

Collection: Peter Crowther, Lonesome Roads

Anthology: Stephen Jones, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10

Small Press: Darren Floyd, Razorblade Press

Artist: Les Edwards

Special Award: Anne McCaffrey


Novel: China Mieville, Perdido Street Station

Short Story: Naming of Parts, Tim Lebbon

Collection: Kim Newman, Where the Bodies Are Buried

Anthology: Brian Willis, Hideous Progeny: a Frankenstein Anthology

Small Press: Peter Crowther, PS Publishing

Artist: Jim Burns

Special Award: Peter Haining


Novel: Simon Clark, The Night of the Triffids

Short Story: Goblin City Lights, Simon Clark

Collection: Paul Finch, Aftershocks

Anthology: Stephen Jones, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 12

Small Press:  Peter Crowther, PS Publishing

Artist: Jim Burns


Novel: China Mieville, The Scar

Short Story: Mark Chadbourn, The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke

Collection: Ramsey Campbell, Ramsey Campbell, Probably: On Horror and Sundry Fantasies

Anthology: Stephen Jones, Keep Out the Night

Small Press:  Peter Crowther, PS Publishing

Artist: Les Edwards

Special Award: Alan Garner


Novel: Christopher Fowler, Full Dark House

Short Story: Christopher Fowler, American Waitress

Collection: Ramsey Campbell, Told By the Dead

Anthology: Stephen Jones, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14

Small Press: Peter Crowther, PS Publishing

Artist: Les Edwards

Special Award: Peter Jackson, for The Lord of the Rings


Novel: Stephen King, The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

Novella: Christopher Fowler, Breathe

Short Story: Paul Meloy, Black Static

Collection: Out of His Mind, Stephen Gallagher

Anthology:  Andrew Hook, The Alsiso Project

Small Press: Andrew Hook, Elastic Press

Artist:  Les Edwards

Special Award: Nigel Kneale


Novel: Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

Novella: Stuart Young, The Mask Behind the Face

Short Story: Joe Hill, Best New Horror

Collection: Joe Hill, 20th Century Ghosts

Anthology: Allen Ashley, The Elastic Book of Numbers

Small Press:  Peter Crowther, PS Publishing

Artist: Les Edwards

Special Award: Stephen Jones


Novel: Tim Lebbon, Dusk

Novella: Paul Finch,  Kid

Short Story: Mark Chadbourn, Whisper Lane

Collection: Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things

Anthology: Gary Couzens, Extended Play: The Elastic Book of Music

Small Press:  Peter Crowther, PS Publishing

Artist: Vincent Chong

Newcomer: Joe Hill

Special Award: Ellen Datlow


Novel: Ramsey Campbell,  The Grin of the Dark (PS Publishing)

Novella:  Conrad Williams, The Scalding Rooms (PS Publishing)

Short Fiction: Joel Lane, My Stone Desire (Black Static #1, TTA Press)

Anthology: Stephen Jones, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 18  (Robinson)

Collection: Christopher Fowler,  Old Devil Moon (Serpents Tail)

Newcomer:  Scott Lynch

Special Award: Ray Harryhausen

Non-Fiction:  Peter Tennant (ed.), Whispers of Wickedness Reviews (website)

Artist:  Vincent Chong

Small Press:  Peter Crowther, PS Publishing


Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award): Memoirs of a Master Forger, by William Heaney, aka Graham Joyce (Gollancz)

Novella: The Reach of Children, by Tim Lebbon (Humdrumming)

Short Fiction: Do You See, by Sarah Pinborough, from Myth-Understandings, ed. by Ian Whates (Newcon Press)

Collection: Bull Running for Girls, by Allyson Bird (Screaming Dreams)

Anthology: The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19, ed. Stephen Jones (Constable & Robinson)

The PS Publishing Best Small Press Award: Elastic Press (Andrew Hook)

Non-Fiction: Basil Copper: A Life in Books, by Basil Copper, ed. Stephen Jones (PS Publishing)

Magazine/Periodical: Postscripts, ed. Peter Crowther and Nick Gevers (PS Publishing)

Artist: Vincent Chong

Comic/Graphic Novel: Locke and Key, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)

Televison: Doctor Who, head writer Russell T. Davies (BBC Wales)

Film: The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner Brothers)

The Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer: Joseph D’Lacey, for Meat (Bloody Books)

The Karl Edward Wagner Award (the Special Award): Hayao Miyazaki


Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award): One, Conrad Williams (Virgin Horror)

Novella: The Language of Dying, Sarah Pinborough (PS Publishing)

Short Fiction: What Happens When You Wake Up In The Night, Michael Marshall Smith (Nightjar)

Collection: Love Songs For The Shy And Cynical, Robert Shearman (Big Finish)

Anthology: The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20, ed. Stephen Jones (Constable & Robinson)

The PS Publishing Best Small Press Award: Telos Publishing, David Howe and Stephen James Walker

Non-Fiction: Ansible, David Langford

Magazine/Periodical: Murky Depths, edited and published by Terry Martin

Artist: Vincent Chong, for work including covers for The Witnesses Are Gone (PS Publishing) and The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (Constable & Robinson)

Comic/Graphic Novel: Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader?, Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert (DC Comics/Titan Books)

Televison: Doctor Who, head writer: Russell T Davies (BBC Wales)

Film: Let The Right One In, directed by Tomas Alfredson (EFTI)

The Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer: Kari Sperring for Living With Ghosts (DAW)

The Karl Edward Wagner Award (the Special Award): Robert Holdstock


Novella: Humpty’s Bones, Simon Clark (Telos Publishing)

Short Fiction: Fool’s Gold, Sam Stone (The Bitten Word, NewCon Press)

Collection: Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)

Anthology: Back from the Dead: The Legacy of the Pan Book of Horror Stories, Johnny Mains (ed.) (Noose & Gibbet)

Small Press (The PS Publishing Best Small Press Award): Telos Publishing (David Howe and Stephen James Walker)

Non-Fiction: Altered Visions: The Art of Vincent Chong (Telos Publishing)

Magazine/Periodical: Black Static, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)

Artist: Vincent Chong

Comic/Graphic Novel: At the Mountains of Madness: a Graphic Novel, Ian Culbard (Selfmadehero)

Television: Sherlock

Film: Inception, Christopher Nolan (dir.)

Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Robert Jackson Bennet, for Mr Shivers (Orbit)

Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award): Terry Pratchett


Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor Books)

Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award): The Ritual, Adam Nevill (Pan Books)

Novella: Gorel and the Pot Bellied God, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)

Short Fiction: The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter, Angela Slatter (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)

Collection: Everyone’s Just So So Special, Robert Shearman (Big Finish)

Anthology: The Weird, Jeff VanderMeer and Ann VanderMeer (eds) (Corvus Books)

Small Press (the PS Publishing Independent Press Award): Chômu Press (Quentin S. Crisp and Leon Crisp)

Non-Fiction: Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Super Hero, Grant Morrison (Jonathan Cape)

Magazine/Periodical: Black Static, Andy Cox (ed.) (TTA Press)

Artist: Daniele Serra

Comic/Graphic Novel: Locke and Key, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)

Screenplay: Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

Newcomer (The Sydney J. Bounds Award): Kameron Hurley, for God’s War

Special Award (The Karl Edward Wagner Award): Peter and Nicky Crowther


Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)

Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award): Last Days, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)

Novella: The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine, John Llewellyn Probert (Spectral Press)

Short Story: Shark! Shark!, Ray Cluley (Black Static #29) (TTA Press)

Collection: Remember Why You Fear Me, Robert Shearman (ChiZine)

Anthology: Magic: an Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)

Comic/Graphic Novel: Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Magazine/Periodical: Interzone, Andy Cox (ed.)

Small Press (the PS Publishing Independent Press Award): ChiZine Publications (Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi)

Non-Fiction: Pornokitsch, Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin (eds)

Screenplay: The Cabin in the Woods, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard

Artist: Sean Phillips

Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Helen Marshall, for Hair Side, Flesh Side (ChiZine Publications)

Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award): Iain Banks / Iain M. Banks


Fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)

Horror novel (the August Derleth Award): The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins)

Novella: Beauty, Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)

Short story: Signs of the Times, Carole Johnstone (Black Static #33)

Anthology: End of the Road, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)

Collection: Monsters in the Heart, Stephen Volk (Gray Friar Press)

Small press: The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn)

Comic/graphic novel: Demeter, Becky Cloonan

Artist: Joey Hi-Fi

Non-fiction: Speculative Fiction 2012, Justin Landon and Jared Shurin (eds) (Jurassic London)

Magazine/periodical: Clarkesworld, Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker (ed.) (Wyrm Publishing)

Film/television episode: Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)

Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Ann Leckie, for Ancillary Justice (Orbit)

Special Award (The Karl Edward Wagner Award): Farah Mendlesohn

About Stephen Theaker (290 Articles)
Stephen Theaker is the administrator of the British Fantasy Awards. He is also a reviewer for Interzone and Black Static, and the co-editor of Theaker's Quarterly Fiction.