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2012 World Fantasy Award Winners Announced

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 | Posted by John ONeill

osama-lavie-tidharThe winners of the 2012 World Fantasy Awards have been announced at the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto, Ontario.

This is the first World Fantasy Convention I’ve missed since 2009 and I don’t like to think about how much fun I missed. So let’s just get this over with.


  • Osama, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)


  • “A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong,” K.J. Parker (Subterranean, Winter 2011)

Short Story

  • “The Paper Menagerie,” Ken Liu (F&SF, March-April 2011)


  • The Weird,  edited by  Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (Tor)


  • The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, Tim Powers (Tachyon)


  • John Coulthart

Special Award Professional

  • Eric Lane, for publishing in translation (Dedalus books)

Special Award Non-Professional

  • Raymond Russell & Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press

The Lifetime Achievement Awards (previously announced) went to Alan Garner and George R.R. Martin.

A great list of winners this year. I’m still crushed I wasn’t there to see the awards in person.  Next year for sure!

For a complete list of the nominees, see our prior post and for complete details, visit the website of the 2012 World Fantasy Convention.


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