World Fantasy Award

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The World Fantasy Awards are a set of awards given each year for the best fantasy fiction published during the previous calendar year. Organized and overseen by the World Fantasy Convention, the awards are given each year at the eponymous annual convention as the central focus of the event. They were first given in 1975, at the first World Fantasy Convention, and have been awarded annually since. Over the years that the award has been given, the categories presented have changed; currently World Fantasy Awards are given in five written categories, one category for artists, and four special categories for individuals to honor their general work in the field of fantasy. The awards have been described by book critics such as The Guardian as a "prestigious fantasy prize", and one of the three most prestigious speculative fiction awards, along with the Hugo and Nebula Awards (which cover both fantasy and science fiction). World Fantasy Award nominees and winners are decided by attendees of the convention and a panel of judges, typically made up of fantasy authors. Winners receive a small trophy; through the 2015 awards it was a bust of H. P. Lovecraft designed by cartoonist Gahan Wilson. The bust was retired following that year amid complaints about Lovecraft's history of racism; a new statuette designed by Vincent Villafranca depicting a tree in front of a full moon was released in 2017. The 2020 awards were presented at the 46th World Fantasy Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 1, 2020, and the 2021 awards will be presented at the 47th World Fantasy Convention in Montreal, Canada, on November 7, 2021.
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award received: World Fantasy Award

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Elizabeth Hand cover

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Elizabeth Hand

American writer

Works

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Generation Loss

book by Elizabeth Hand

author: Elizabeth Hand

2008

Last Summer at Mars Hill

novella by Elizabeth Hand

author: Elizabeth Hand

1994

Waking the Moon

novel by Elizabeth Hand

author: Elizabeth Hand

1994

Last Summer at Mars Hill

short story collection by Elizabeth Hand

author: Elizabeth Hand

1997

Author

Bradley Denton

American science fiction author

Author

Tim Powers cover

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Tim Powers

American writer

Author

David Mitchell cover

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David Mitchell

English novelist

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