Announcing the 2017 World Fantasy Award Winners

The winners for the 2017 World Fantasy Awards have been announced! This year’s award ceremony was held at the World Fantasy Convention, November 2-5, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas, with a theme of “Secret Histories.” Terry Brooks and Marina Warner were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The full list of nominees follows, with winners in bold.



  • Long Fiction

Short Fiction

  • Winner: “Das Steingeschöpf,” G.V. Anderson (Strange Horizons 12/12/16)
  • “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies,” Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 11-12/16)
  • “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
  • “Little Widow,” Maria Dahvana Headley (Nightmare 9/16)
  • “The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me,” Rachael K. Jones (Clockwork Phoenix 5)




  • Winner: Jeffrey Alan Love
  • Greg Bridges
  • Julie Dillon
  • Paul Lewin
  • Victo Ngai

Special Award, Professional

  • Winner: Michael Levy & Farah Mendelsohn, for Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction(Cambridge University Press)L. Timmel Duchamp, for Aqueduct Press
  • C.C. Finlay, for editing F&SF
  • Kelly Link, for contributions to the genre
  • Joe Monti, for contributions to the genre

Special Award, Non-Professional

  • Winner: Neile Graham, for fostering excellence in the genre through her role as Workshop Director, Clarion West
  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Malcom R. Phifer & Michael C. Phifer, for their publication The Fantasy Illustration Library, Volume Two: Gods and Goddesses (Michael Publishing)
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny
  • Brian White, for Fireside Fiction Company

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