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World Fantasy Award

Entry updated 4 September 2023. Tagged: Award.

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The World Fantasy Awards have been presented in various categories since 1975, for work first appearing in the previous year. Presentations take place at the annual World Fantasy Convention. Although the award is naturally biased towards Fantasy and horror, a number of sf or near-sf novels have been honoured, and most of the winning authors have entries in this encyclopedia. We therefore list the winners for best novel of the preceding year, and for lifetime achievement, both listed by year of award. It has become a tradition of the life awards – inaugurated in 1998 (though prefigured by the five-way split of 1984) and generally followed since 2000 – that two lifetime achievement awards are now presented each year: one for an author and one for a contributor to the genre who may be an artist, author, bibliographer, editor or publisher. However, this is a tendency rather than a rule: those so honoured from 2010 to 2013 are all authors. [DRL]


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