Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2014 World Fantasy Awards

" The World Fantasy Convention is an annual gathering (almost a reunion) of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of Light and Dark Fantasy art and literature." 

The World Fantasy Convention recognizes excellence in fantasy writing and this year has awarded the following honours:

Best Novel:

A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar

"Jevick, the pepper merchant’s son, has been raised on stories of Olondria, a distant land where books are as common as they are rare in his home—but which his mother calls th e Ghost Country. When his father dies and Jevick takes his place on the yearly selling trip to Olondria, Jevick’s life is as close to perfect as he can imagine. Just as he revels in Olondria’s Rabelaisian Feast of Birds, he is pulled drastically off course and becomes haunted by the ghost of an illiterate young girl. In desperation, Jevick seeks the aid of Olondrian priests and quickly becomes a pawn in the struggle between the empire’s two most powerful cults. Even as the country simmers on the cusp of war, he must face his ghost and learn her story before he has any chance of freeing himself by setting her free: an ordeal that challenges his understanding of art and life, home and exile, and the limits of that most seductive of necromancies, reading." publisher

Best Artist:

Charles Vess

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=author:charles%20vess http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=author:charles%20vess http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=author:charles%20vess

Life Achievement Winners:

Ellen Datlow

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=author:ellen%20datlow http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=author:chelsea%20quinn%20yarbro

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