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The finalists for the 2021 World Fantasy Awards have been announced, including Lifetime Achievement recipients Megan Lindholm and Howard Waldrop.
The winners of the 2021 World Fantasy Awards will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention, November 4-7, 2021 in Montréal, Canada. This year’s theme for the convention is “Fantasy, Imagination, and the Dreams of Youth.”
The nominated works were all published in 2020, and include the following (with Amazon links):
- Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
- Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson
- The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk (Erewhon Books US/Orbit UK)
- Ring Shout, or Hunting Ku Kluxes in the End Times by P. Djèlí Clark
- “Stepsister” by Leah Cypess (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2020)
- Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings
- The Four Profound Weaves by R. B. Lemberg
- Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
- “Glass Bottle Dancer” by Celeste Rita Baker (Lightspeed, April 2020)
- “The Women Who Sing for Sklep” by Kay Chronister (Thin Places)
- “The Nine Scents of Sorrow” by Jordan Taylor (Uncanny Magazine, July/Aug. 2020)
- “My Country Is a Ghost” by Eugenia Triantafyllou (Uncanny Magazine,January/February 2020)
- Open House on Haunted Hill by John Wiswell (Diabolical Plots, June 15 2020)
- Edited By edited by Ellen Datlow
- The Valancourt Book of World Horror Stories, Vol. 1 edited by James D. Jenkins and Ryan Cagle
- Shadows & Tall Trees 8 edited by Michael Kelly
- The Book of Dragons edited by Jonathan Strahan
- The Big Book of Modern Fantasy edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
- The Best of Jeffrey Ford by Jeffrey Ford
- Velocities: Stories by Kathe Koja
- Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda, translated by Polly Barton
- We All Hear Stories in the Dark by Robert Shearman
- Nine Bar Blues: Stories of an Ancient Future by Sheree Renée Thomas
See the full list of nominees here.
Edited by Melody Friedenthal
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