Awards: Hurston/Wright Legacy; World Fantasy; FT/McKinsey Business Book

The winners of the 2017 Legacy Awards, sponsored by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, included:

Debut Fiction: Damnificados by JJ Amaworo Wilson (PM Press)
Fiction: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)
Nonfiction: Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America by Kali Nicole Gross (Oxford University Press)
Poetry: Bestiary by Donika Kelly (Graywolf Press)


The winners of the 2017 World Fantasy Awards, presented at the recent World Fantasy Convention in San Antonio, Tex., are:

Novel: The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
Long fiction: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
Short fiction: "Das Steingeschöpf" by G.V. Anderson (Strange Horizons 12/12/16)
Anthology: Dreaming in the Dark, edited by Jack Denn
Collection: A Natural History of Hell by Jeffrey Ford
Artist: Jeffrey Alan Love
Special Award--Professional: Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn for Children's Fantasy Literature: An Introduction
Special Award--Non-Professional: Neile Graham, for fostering excellence in the genre through her role as Workshop Director, Clarion West
Lifetime achievement: Terry Brooks and Marina Warner


Amy Goldstein has won the £30,000 (about $39,450) 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year Award for Janesville: An American Story (Simon & Schuster), a book organizers described as exploring "the human consequences of the General Motors assembly plant closure in the American town of Janesville [Wisconsin]."

The runners up, each of whom received £10,000 ($13,150), were:

The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History by David Enrich (Custom House)

Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought by Andrew W. Lo (Princeton University Press)

The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant (Little, Brown)

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Ellen Pao (Spiegel & Grau)

The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century by Walter Scheidel (Princeton University Press)

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