Ginger Nuts of Horror
The winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2014, as announced on Sunday, 7 September 2014, at the awards banquet at FantasyCon 2014 in York:
Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)
Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins)
Best novella: Beauty, Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)
Best short story: Signs of the Times, Carole Johnstone (Black Static #33)
Best anthology: End of the Road, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)
Best collection: Monsters in the Heart, Stephen Volk (Gray Friar Press)
Best small press: The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn)
Best comic/graphic novel: Demeter, Becky Cloonan
Best artist: Joey Hi-Fi
Best non-fiction: Speculative Fiction 2012, Justin Landon and Jared Shurin (eds) (Jurassic London)
Best magazine/periodical: Clarkesworld, Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker (ed.) (Wyrm Publishing)
Best film/television episode: Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)
Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Ann Leckie, for Ancillary Justice (Orbit)
The British Fantasy Society Special Award (The Karl Edward Wagner Award): Farah Mendlesohn
The nominees in each category were decided by the voters of the British Fantasy Society, FantasyCon 2012 and FantasyCon 2014, with the juries having a discretion to add up to two further egregious omissions in each category. The full list of nominees is here.
The winners were decided by the following jury members. Fantasy novel: Gary Couzens, Laurel Sills, Matthew Hughes, Neil Williamson and Selina Lock. Horror novel: Cate Gardner, Jim McLeod, Mark West, Pauline Morgan and Thana Niveau. Novella: Aleksandra Kesek, Jo Thomas and Paul Holmes. Short story: David Tallerman, Matthew Hughes and Pauline Morgan. Collection: Matthew Hughes, Ole Andreas Imsen and Pauline Morgan. Anthology: Carole Johnstone, Gary Couzens and Matthew Hughes. Small press: Dave Brzeski, Elaine Hillson, Elloise Hopkins, Rachel Kendall and Rhian Bowley. Non-fiction: Djibril al-Ayad, Emma Newman and Jason Arnopp. Magazine/periodical: Aleksandra Kesek, Donna Bond and Jim McLeod. Comic/graphic novel: Jay Eales, Jennie Gyllblad and P.M. Buchan. Artist: Jennie Gyllblad, P.M. Buchan and Rachel Kendall. Film/television episode: Adrian Faulkner, Catherine Hill and Gary Couzens. Newcomer: Douglas Thompson, Ian Hunter and Lizzie Barrett. The Karl Edward Wagner Award was decided by a vote of the British Fantasy Society committee.
The physical award this year, a handmade wooden bookend featuring Lee Thompson’s BFS logo, was commissioned from Sarah Goss, who works in traditional woodcarving and restoration: sarahgoss.co.uk.