The British Fantasy Awards 2009

The winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2009 are:

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award)

Memoirs of a Master Forger, by William Heaney, aka Graham Joyce (Gollancz)

Best Novella

The Reach of Children, by Tim Lebbon (Humdrumming)

Best Short Fiction

Do You See, by Sarah Pinborough, from Myth-Understandings, ed. by Ian Whates (Newcon Press)

Best Collection

Bull Running for Girls, by Allyson Bird (Screaming Dreams)

Best Anthology

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19, ed. Stephen Jones (Constable & Robinson)

The PS Publishing Best Small Press Award

Elastic Press, run by Andrew Hook

Best Non-Fiction

Basil Copper: A Life in Books, by Basil Copper, ed. Stephen Jones (PS Publishing)

Best Magazine/Periodical

Postscripts, ed. Peter Crowther and Nick Gevers (PS Publishing)

Best Artist

Vincent Chong

Best Comic/Graphic Novel

Locke and Key, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)

Best Televison

Doctor Who, head writer Russell T. Davies (BBC Wales)

Best Film

The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner Brothers)

The Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer

Joseph D’Lacey, for Meat (Bloody Books)

The Karl Edward Wagner Award (the Special Award)

Hayao Miyazaki

The results of the BFS Short Story Competition 2009 were also announced at the ceremony:


Dead Astronauts, Patrick Whittaker


In the Moment, Elana Gomel