The 2019 World Fantasy Award winners

Adrian Liang on November 04, 2019

The World Fantasy Awards were announced on Sunday, November 3, in Los Angeles at the World Fantasy Convention. The awards celebrate the best fantasy works published in 2018.

Lifetime achievement awards were given to Hayao Miyazaki and to Jack Zipes.

Read on to see who won the novel, anthology, and collection awards. Congratulations to the winners and the nominees!


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Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle Book 1) by C. L. Polk

In an alternate England, Miles Singer has come back from war a changed man. The ability to do magic has set him apart in a world where magic-users live at the highest levels of society, but Miles only wants to heal people at a local veterans’ hospital, and he keeps his abilities and his witchmark secret. But his witchmark cannot be hidden forever, and exposure thrusts him back into a world he’d hoped he’d left behind forever.


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Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Short Fiction edited by Irene Gallo

In 2008, started bringing excellent short-form science fiction and fantasy stories to readers, and almost singlehandedly relaunched the moribund SF and fantasy novella category. This collection brings together stories published inthe last 10 years by Yoon Ha Lee, N. K. Jemisin, Carrie Vaughn, Charlie Jane Anders, and Jeff VanderMeer, among many, many other talented authors.


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The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell

As toxic vines slowly encroach on the citizens of a crippled empire, magic becomes a quality that others will kill for. But using magic causes the vines to grow even faster, putting those without magic into peril. Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell team up to create four character-driven interrelated stories that tackle despotism and the struggle for justice.

To see all the winners and nominees, visit the World Fantasy Convention’s 2019 awards page.

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