British Fantasy Awards 2020

We’re pleased to announce that the ceremony took place online, at 8.15pm on Monday 22nd February 2021.

It was streamed on our YouTube Channel, and if you subscribe and click the notification bell, you’ll get future updates as well. We will also carry it on the British Fantasy Society Facebook channels & you’ll be able to follow the proceedings via @BritFantasySoc on Twitter.

You can view the 2020 shortlists here.

The Winners were:

The Sydney J Bounds Award for Best Newcomer – Ta-Nehisi Coates, for The Water Dancer (Penguin) @TaNehisiCoats, @PenguinUKBooks

Best Film/Television Production award – Us – written and directed by Jordan Peele (Monkeypaw Productions et al.) @JordanPeele

Best Non-Fiction – The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games, by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (New York University Press) @Ebonyteach

Best Artist – Ben Baldwin

Best Comic/Graphic Novel – DIE, by Kieron Gillen & Stephanie Hans (Image) @kierongillen & @HansStephanie (published by @ImageComics)

Best Magazine/Periodical – Fiyah edited by DaVaun Sanders @fiyahlitmag @davaunsanders www.fiyahlitmag.com

Best Independent Press – Rebellion Publishing @RebellionPub https://rebellionpublishing.com/

Best Audio award – PodCastle @PodCastle_org, edited by @jenralbert & @C_L_Clark https://podcastle.org/

Best Anthology – New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction for People of Color, edited by Nisi Shawl @NisiShawl (published by Solaris)

Best Short Fiction – The Pain-Eater’s Daughter, by Laura Mauro @LauraNMauro (published by @UndertowPubs)

Best Collection – Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura Mauro @LauraNMauro (published by Undertow @UndertowPubs)

This year the Karl Edward Wagner special award goes to Craig Lockley for his long service to the British Fantasy Society

Best Novella – Ormeshadow, by Priya Sharma (published by Tordotcom @TorDotComPub)

The Robert Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel – The Bone Ships by RJ Barker, @dedbutdrmng, published by Orbit @orbitbooks

The August Derleth Award for Best Horror novel – The Reddening, by Adam Nevill @AdamLGNevill published by Ritual Limited https://www.adamlgnevill.com/

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