These are the winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2016, as announced on Sunday, 25 September 2016, at the awards banquet at FantasyCon 2016 in Scarborough:
Best anthology: The Doll Collection, ed. Ellen Datlow (Tor Books)
Best artist: Julie Dillon
Best collection: Ghost Summer: Stories, Tananarive Due (Prime Books)
Best comic/graphic novel: Bitch Planet, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Robert Wilson IV and Cris Peter (Image Comics) (#2–5)
Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Macmillan)
Best film/television production: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Peter Harness (BBC One)
Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): Rawblood, Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Best independent press: Angry Robot (Marc Gascoigne)
Best magazine/periodical: Beneath Ceaseless Skies, ed. Scott H. Andrews (Firkin Press)
Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Zen Cho, for Sorcerer to the Crown (Macmillan)
Best non-fiction: Letters to Tiptree, ed. Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
Best novella: The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, Usman T. Malik (Tor.com)
Best short fiction: Fabulous Beasts, Priya Sharma (Tor.com)
The Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award): The FantasyCon redshirts, past and present
The nominees in each category were decided by the voters of the British Fantasy Society,
FantasyCon 2015 and FantasyCon 2016, 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: Gary Couzens and Zean Fairbanks-Gilbert. Best artist: Caroline Callaghan, Howard Watts and Jay Eales. Best collection: Carole Johnstone, E.G. Cosh and Simon Bestwick. Best comic/graphic novel: Ian Hunter, Jo Thomas and P M Buchan. Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Elaine Hillson, Rhian Bowley and Ross Warren. Best film/television production: Catherine Hill, Jim Steel and Johnny Mains. Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): Aleksandra Kesek, Nina Allan and Sarah Carter. Best independent press: El Ashfield, Ole Andreas Imsen and Richard Webb. Best magazine/periodical: Kate Coe, Marcus Gipps and Sean Wallace. Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Elloise Hopkins, Lizzie Barrett and Robin Lupton. Best non-fiction: Kevin McVeigh, Martin Petto and Ruth EJ Booth. Best novella: Jo Thomas, Laura Mauro and Mark West. Best short story: Stephen Bacon, Penny Jones and Phil Sloman. 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 design, commissioned from Sarah Goss, who works in traditional woodcarving and restoration: http://www.sarahgoss.co.uk.
Now the 2016 awards are over, please consider adding eligible items to our suggestions list for the British Fantasy Awards 2017.