Awards: Nebulas; Elizabeth Longford; Jeanne Córdova

The winners of the 2017 Nebula Awards and other awards presented at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's 52nd Annual Nebula Conference, in Pittsburgh, Pa., are:

Novel: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
Novella: All Systems Red by Martha Wells ( Publishing)
Novelette: "A Human Stain" by Kelly Robson ( 1/4/17)
Short Story: "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience" by Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex 8/17)

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation: Get Out (written by Jordan Peele)

The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book: The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller (HarperTeen)

Kate Wilhelm Solstice Awards: Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams

The 34th Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master honor: Peter S. Beagle


Giles Tremlett won the £5,000 (about $6,735) Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography for his book Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen (Bloomsbury).

Chair of judges Roy Foster said: "Tremlett creates a panoramic landscape of fifteenth-century Spain, on the brink of its Golden Age, and paints a memorable portrait of the powerful woman who helped bring it about. The stratagems of politics, marriage, war, dynastic calculation and religious oppression are carefully and deftly delineated, as is the tension between Isabella's private and public lives. Above all, the impressive combination of scholarly authority and vivid accessibility establishes this biography firmly in the tradition of this Prize which was founded to celebrate the best in current historical biography."


Melissa Febos has won the inaugural $2,500 Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction, which honors "a writer committed to nonfiction work that captures the depth and complexity of lesbian/queer life, culture and/or history." Febos will receive the award at the Lambda Literary Awards on June 4 in New York City.

The judges said, "The fearless intimacy of Febos' past writing captures depth and complexity through a lesbian/queer lens. The raw and lyrical work in her upcoming collection of essays Girlhood--about coming of age queer and female in America--illustrates that she continues to be committed to producing groundbreaking lesbian/queer nonfiction."

Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart (St. Martin's Press 2010) and the essay collection Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017). Her second essay collection, Girlhood (Bloomsbury), will be published in 2019. Her work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Tin House, Granta, the Believer, the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, Lenny Letter, the Guardian, Elle, Vogue, and elsewhere. She is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Monmouth University and is a member of the board of directors of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

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