Awards: World Fantasy Winners; DSC South Asian Shortlist

The winners of the 2019 World Fantasy Awards were announced this weekend at the World Fantasy Convention in Los Angeles, Calif.:

Novel: Witchmark by C.L. Polk (
Novella: "The Privilege of the Happy Ending" by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, Aug. 2018)
Short Fiction (tie):
"Ten Deals with the Indigo Snake" by Mel Kassel (Lightspeed, October 2018)
"Like a River Loves the Sky" by Emma Törzs (Uncanny Magazine, March-April 2018)
Anthology: Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Short Fiction edited by Irene Gallo (
Collection: The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell (Saga Press/Head of Zeus UK)
Artist: Rovina Cai
Special Award--Professional: Huw Lewis-Jones for The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands (University of Chicago Press)
Special Award--Non-Professional: Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Literary Adventure Fantasy
Lifetime Achievement: Hayao Miyazaki and Jack Zipes


The six shortlisted novels for the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019 are:

Amitabha Bagchi: Half the Night Is Gone (Juggernaut Books, India)
Jamil Jan Kochai: 99 Nights in Logar (Bloomsbury Circus, Bloomsbury, India & U.K., and Viking, Penguin Random House, U.S.)
Madhuri Vijay: The Far Field (Grove Press, Grove Atlantic, U.S.)
Manoranjan Byapari: There's Gunpowder in the Air (translated by Arunava Sinha, Eka, Amazon Westland, India)
Raj Kamal Jha: The City and the Sea (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House, India)
Sadia Abbas: The Empty Room (Zubaan Publishers, India)

The winner will be announced December 16.

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