Winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2015

BFS_Logo_red_SMALLThese are the winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2015, as announced on Sunday, 25 October 2015, at the awards banquet at FantasyCon 2015 in Nottingham:

Best anthology: Lightspeed: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue, ed. Christie Yant (Lightspeed Magazine)

Best artist: Karla Ortiz

Best collection: Nick Nightmare Investigates, Adrian Cole (The Alchemy Press and Airgedlámh Publications)

Best comic/graphic novel: Through the Woods, Emily Carroll (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books)

Best film/television episode: Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn and Nicole Perlman (Marvel Studios)

Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): No One Gets Out Alive, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)

Best independent press: Fox Spirit Books (Adele Wearing)

Best magazine/periodical: Holdfast Magazine, ed. Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee (Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee)

Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Sarah Lotz, for The Three (Hodder & Stoughton)

Best non-fiction: Letters to Arkham: The Letters of Ramsey Campbell and August Derleth, 1961–1971, ed. S.T. Joshi (PS Publishing)

Best novella: Newspaper Heart, Stephen Volk (The Spectral Book of Horror Stories)

Best short story: A Woman’s Place, Emma Newman (Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets)

The Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award): Juliet E. McKenna


The nominees in each category were decided by the voters of the British Fantasy Society, FantasyCon 2014 and FantasyCon 2015, with the juries having a discretion to add up to two further egregious omissions in each category. The full list of nominees is here.

The winners were decided by the following jury members: Best anthology: Carole Johnstone, Elaine Hillson and Rhian Bowley. Best artist: Donna Scott, Jared Shurin and P.M. Buchan. Best collection: Dave Brzeski, Ole A. Imsen and Thana Niveau. Best comic/graphic novel: Jared Shurin, Jay Eales and Laurel Sills. Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Aleksandra Kesek, Gary Couzens and Lucy Smee. Best film/television episode: Adrian Faulkner, Catherine Mann and Gary Couzens. Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): Cate Gardner, Jim Mcleod and Laura Mauro. Best independent press: Bill Thompson, Elloise Hopkins, Robin K Hickson, Robin Lupton and Sarah Carter. Best magazine/periodical: Donna Scott, Mark West and Phil Sloman. Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Ian Hunter, Lizzie Barrett and Simon Bestwick. Best non-fiction: Jason Arnopp, Johnny Mains and Laura Mauro. Best novella: Jo Thomas, Paul Holmes and Stephen Bacon. Best short story: Catherine Mann, Allen Stroud and David Tallerman. The Karl Edward Wagner Award was decided by a vote of the British Fantasy Society committee.

The awards administrator was Stephen Theaker. The physical award is a handmade wooden bookend featuring Lee Thompson’s BFS logo, commissioned from Sarah Goss, who works in traditional woodcarving and restoration: http://www.sarahgoss.co.uk.

About Stephen Theaker (306 Articles)
Stephen Theaker's reviews, interviews and articles have appeared in Interzone, Black Static, Prism and the BFS Journal. Among other work for the BFS, he has been awards administrator, short story competition administrator, Dark Horizons editor, FantasyCon secretary and treasurer, and (briefly) chair.

1 Comment on Winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2015

  1. Through the Woods is an outstanding graphic novel. Very well deserved!

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