This week-end, at the World Fantasy Convention held in Columbus, Ohio, the winners of the 2010 World Fantasy Awards have been announced. As we can see, after being nominated for the 2009 Nebula Award and winning the 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the 2010 Hugo Award and the 2010 BSFA Award for best novel, China Miéville’s “The City & The City” was awarded with the 2010 World Fantasy Award for the Best Novel too. To see China Miéville’s excellent novel on the winning list is not a surprise anymore, but it still gives me the same delight, because “The City & The City” is indeed a wonderful book.
Best Novel: “The City & The City” by China Miéville (Pan Macmillan / Del Rey)
Best Novella: “Sea Hearts” by Margo Lanagan (X6, Coeur de Lion)
Best Short Story: “The Pelican Bar” by Karen Joy Fowler (Eclipse Three, Night Shade Books)
Best Anthology: “American Fantastic Tales” edited by Peter Straub (Library of America)
Best Collection: Tie – “There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby” by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya (Penguin Books) & “The Best of Gene Wolfe”/“The Very Best of Gene Wolfe” by Gene Wolfe (Tor Books / PS Publishing)
Best Artist: Charles Vess
Special Award – Professional: Jonathan Strahan for editing anthologies
Special Award – Non-Professional: Susan Marie Groppi for Strange Horizons
World Fantasy Life Achievement Award: Brian Lumley, Terry Pratchett and Peter Straub
Congratulations to all the winners!