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Book awards: British Fantasy Award

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Works (184)

The Knight of the Swords by Michael MoorcockAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1972
The King of the Swords by Michael MoorcockAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1973
Hrolf Kraki's Saga by Poul AndersonAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1974
The Jade Man's Eyes by Michael MoorcockShort Fiction, 1974
The Sword and the Stallion by Michael MoorcockAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1975
Sticks by Karl Edward WagnerShort Fiction, 1975
The Hollow Lands by Michael MoorcockAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1976
The second book of Fritz Leiber by Fritz LeiberShort Fiction, 1976
The Dragon and the George by Gordon R. DicksonAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1977
Two Suns Setting by Karl Edward WagnerShort Fiction, 1977
A Spell for Chameleon by Piers AnthonyAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, Best Novel, 1978
In the Bag by Ramsey CampbellShort Fiction, 1978
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever by Stephen DonaldsonAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1979
Fantasy Tales Volume 10, No. 2 by Stephen JonesSmall Press, 1979
Jeffty Is Five by Harlan EllisonShort Fiction, 1979
The Button Molder [short story] by Fritz LeiberShort Fiction, 1980
Death's Master by Tanith LeeAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1980
The Parasite by Ramsey CampbellAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1981
Cujo by Stephen KingAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1982
The Breathing Method by Stephen KingShort Fiction, 1983
The Sword of the Lictor by Gene WolfeAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1983
Floating Dragon by Peter StraubAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1984
In The Hills, The Cities by Clive BarkerShort Fiction, 1985
Incarnate by Ramsey CampbellAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1985
The Ceremonies by T. E. D. KleinAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1986
The Forbidden by Clive BarkerShort Fiction, 1986
It by Stephen KingAugust Derleth Fantasy, 1987
The Hungry Moon by Ramsey CampbellAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1988
Fruiting Bodies [short story] by Brian LumleyShort Fiction, 1989
The Influence by Ramsey CampbellAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1989
Carrion Comfort by Dan SimmonsAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1990
On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks by Joe R. LansdaleShort Fiction 1990
Best New Horror 1 by Stephen JonesAnthology / Collection, 1991
The Man Who Drew Cats by Michael Marshall SmithShort Fiction, 1991
Midnight Sun by Ramsey CampbellAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1991
The Dark Land [short story] by Michael Marshall SmithShort Fiction, 1992
Darklands by Nicholas RoyleAnthology / Collection, 1992
Outside the Dog Museum by Jonathan CarrollAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1992
Dark Sister by Graham JoyceAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1993
Darklands: No. 2 by Nicholas RoyleAnthology / Collection, 1993
Night Shift Sister by Nicholas RoyleShort Fiction, 1993
Dark Voices 5 by David SuttonAnthology / Collection, 1994
The Dog Park [short story] by Dennis EtchisonShort Fiction, 1994
The Long Lost by Ramsey CampbellAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1994
The Earth Wire and Other Stories by Joel LaneAnthology / Collection, 1995
Only Forward by Michael Marshall SmithAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1995
The Temptation of Dr. Stein by Paul J. McAuleyShort Fiction, 1995
Last rites & resurrections by Andy CoxAnthology / Collection, 1996
More Tomorrow [short story] by Michael Marshall SmithShort Fiction, 1996
Requiem by Graham JoyceAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1996
H. P. Lovecraft: A Life by S. T. JoshiSmall Press, 1997
The Nightmare Factory by Thomas LigottiAnthology / Collection, 1997
The Tooth Fairy by Graham JoyceAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1997
Light Errant by Chaz BrenchleyAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1998
Wage Slaves by Christopher FowlerShort Fiction, 1998
Dark Terrors 3 by Stephen JonesAnthology / Collection, 1998
Bag of Bones by Stephen KingAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 1999
Dark Terrors 4 by Stephen JonesAnthology, 1999
Ghosts and Grisly Things by Ramsey CampbellCollection, 1999
The Song My Sister Sang by Stephen LawsShort Fiction, 1999
Indigo by Graham JoyceAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 2000
Lonesome Roads by Peter CrowtherCollection, 2000
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 by Stephen JonesAnthology, 2000
White by Tim LebbonShort Fiction, 2000
Hideous Progeny: A Frankenstein Anthology by Brian WillisAnthology, 2001
Naming of Parts [novella] by Tim LebbonShort Fiction, 2001
Perdido Street Station by China MiévilleAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 2001
Where the Bodies Are Buried by Kim NewmanCollection, 2001
After Shocks by Paul FinchCollection, 2002
Goblin City Lights by Simon ClarkShort Fiction, 2002
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 12 by Stephen JonesAnthology, 2002
The Night of the Triffids by Simon ClarkAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 2002
The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke by Mark ChadbournShort Fiction, 2003
Keep Out the Night by Stephen JonesAnthology, 2003
Ramsey Campbell, Probably by Ramsey CampbellCollection, 2003
The Scar by China MiévilleAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 2003
American Waitress by Christopher FowlerShort Fiction, 2004
Full Dark House by Christopher FowlerAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 2004
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 by Stephen JonesAnthology, 2004
Told by the Dead by Ramsey CampbellCollection, 2004
The Alsiso Project by Justina RobsonAnthology, 2005
Breathe by Christopher FowlerNovella, 2005
The Dark Tower by Stephen KingAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 2005
Out of His Mind by Stephen GallagherCollection, 2005
20th Century Ghosts by Joe HillCollection, 2006
Anansi Boys by Neil GaimanAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 2006
Best New Horror by Joe HillShort Fiction, 2006
The Elastic Book of Numbers by Allen AshleyAnthology, 2006
Cinema Macabre by Mark MorrisNon-Fiction, 2007
Dusk by Tim LebbonAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 2007
Extended Play: The Elastic Book of Music by Gary CouzensAnthology, 2007
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil GaimanCollection, 2007
The Grin of the Dark by Ramsey CampbellAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 2008
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 18 by Stephen JonesAnthology, 2008
My Stone Desire by Joel LaneShort Fiction, 2008
Old Devil Moon by Christopher FowlerCollection, 2008
The Scalding Rooms by Conrad WilliamsNovella, 2008
Basil Copper: A Life in Books by Stephen JonesNon-Fiction, 2009
Bull Running for Girls by Allyson BirdCollection, 2009
Do You See? [short story] by Sarah PinboroughShort Fiction, 2009
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19 by Stephen JonesAnthology, 2009
Memoirs of a Master Forger by Graham JoyceAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 2009
The Reach of Children by Tim LebbonNovella, 2009
Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? by Neil GaimanComic / Graphic Novel, 2010
The Language of Dying by Sarah PinboroughNovella, 2010
Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical by Robert ShearmanCollection, 2010
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 by Stephen JonesAnthology, 2010
One by Conrad WilliamsAugust Derleth Fantasy Award, 2010
What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night by Michael Marshall SmithShort Story, 2010
Altered Visions: The Art of Vincent Chong by Vincent ChongNon-Fiction, 2011
At the Mountains of Madness (Illustrated Classics) by H. P. LovecraftComic / Graphic Novel, 2011
Back from the Dead: The Legacy of the Pan Book of Horror Stories by Johnny MainsAntholgy, 2011
Demon Dance by Sam StoneAugust Derleth Fantasy Award [declined], 2011
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen KingCollection, 2011
Among Others by Jo WaltonRobert Holdstock Award, 2012
Everyone's Just So So Special by Robert ShearmanCollection, 2012
Gorel & The Pot Bellied God [hc] by Lavie TidharNovella, 2012
Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe HillGraphic Novel, 2012
The Ritual by Adam NevillAugust Derleth Award, 2012
Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human by Grant MorrisonNon-Fiction, 2012
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories by Ann VanderMeerAnthology, 2012
Last Days by Adam NevillAugust Derleth Award, 2013
Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane by Audrey NiffeneggerAnthology, 2013
The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine by John Llewellyn ProbertNovella, 2013
Remember Why You Fear Me: The Best Dark Fiction of Robert Shearman by Robert ShearmanCollection, 2013
Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham JoyceRobert Holdstock Award, 2013
Beauty by Sarah PinboroughNovella, 2014
Demeter by Becky CloonanComic/Graphic Novel, 2014
The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction by Jonathan OliverAnthology, 2014
Monsters in the Heart by Stephen VolkCollection, 2014
The Shining Girls by Lauren BeukesAugust Derleth Award, 2014
A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia SamatarRobert Holdstock Award, 2014
Cuckoo Song by Frances HardingeRobert Holdstock Award, 2015
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 49 • June 2014 (Women Destroy Science Fiction! special issue) by Christie YantAnthology, 2015
Nick Nightmare Investigates by Adrian ColeCollection, 2015
No One Gets Out Alive: A Novel by Adam NevillAugust Derleth Award, 2015
Through the Woods by Emily CarrollComic/Graphic Novel, 2015
Uprooted by Naomi NovikRobert Holdstock Award, 2016
Rawblood by Catriona WardAugust Derleth Award, 2016
Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnickComic/graphic novel, 2016
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen ChoSydney J Bounds Award, 2016
The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn by Usman T. MalikNovella, 2016
Fabulous Beasts by Priya SharmaShort fiction, 2016
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell [2015 TV series] by Toby HaynesFilm/Television Production, 2016
Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive DueCollection, 2016
The Doll Collection by Ellen DatlowAnthology, 2016
Letters to Tiptree by Alexandra PierceNon-Fiction, 2016
The Tiger and the Wolf by Adrian TchaikovskyRobert Holdstock Award, 2017
Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul TremblayAugust Derleth Award, 2017
White Rabbit by Georgina BruceShort Fiction, 2017
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValleNovella, 2017
Arrival [2016 film] by Denis VilleneuveFilm/Television Production, 2017
Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors by Adam NevillCollection, 2017
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 73 • June 2016 (People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! special issue) by Nalo HopkinsonAnthology, 2017
Monstress, volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. LiuComic/graphic novel, 2017
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron HurleyNon-Fiction, 2017
Stay Crazy by Erica L. SatifkaNewcomer, 2017
The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy 1) by Jen WilliamsRobert Holdstock Award, 2018
The Changeling by Victor LaValleAugust Derleth Award, 2018
Looking for Laika by Laura MauroiShort Fiction, 2018
Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette NgSydney J Bounds Award, 2018
Passing Strange by Ellen KlagesNovella, 2018
Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Joe HillCollection, 2018
New Fears: New Horror Stories by Masters of the Genre by Mark MorrisAnthology, 2018
Gender Identity and Sexuality in Current Fantasy and Science Fiction by Francesca T BarbiniNon-Fiction, 2018
Monstress, volume 2: The Blood by Marjorie M. Liu Comic / Graphic Novel, 2018
Get Out [2017 film] by Jordan PeeleFilm/TV Production, 2018
The Bitter Twins by Jen WilliamsRobert Holdstock Award, 2019
Little Eve by Catriona WardAugust Derleth Award, 2019
Empire of Sand by Tasha SuriSydney J Bounds Award, 2019
The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de BodardNovella, 2019
Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5 by Robert ShearmanAnthology, 2019
All the Fabulous Beasts by Priya SharmaCollection, 2019
Widdershins, Vol. 7: Curtain Call by Kate AshwinComic/Graphic Novel, 2019
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse [2018 film] by Bob PersichettiFilm/TV Production, 2019
The Bone Ships by R. J. BarkerRobert Holdstock Award, 2020
The Reddening by Adam NevillAugust Derleth Award, 2020
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi CoatesSydney J Bounds Award, 2020
Ormeshadow by Priya SharmaNovella, 2020
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color by Nisi ShawlAnthology, 2020
Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura MauroCollection, 2020
The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games (Postmillennial Pop) by Ebony Elizabeth ThomasNon-Fiction, 2020
Die, Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker by Kieron GillenComic/Graphic Novel, 2020
Us [2019 film] by Jordan PeeleFilm/TV Production, 2020

Award description

The British Fantasy Society presents this award every year at FantasyCon. See also the nominees.

Note - The novel award used to be called The August Derleth Fantasy Award and was awarded to the best horror or fantasy novel of the year. In 2012 the BFS decided to just award the August Derleth Award for best horror novel, and have a new award (the Robert Holdstock Award) for best fantasy novel.


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