Congratulations to our World Fantasy Awards shortlisted authors and artists

Everyone here at Gollancz is thrilled by the announcement of the World Fantasy Awards shortlist, which you can find here.

The Gollancz nominees are as follows:

Some Kind of Fairy Tale
(Graham Joyce) – Best Novel

The Emperor’s Soul (Brandon Sanderson) – Best Novella

The Skull (part of The Dragon Griaule, published by Gollancz in October 2013) (Lucius Shepard) – Best Novella

The Unreal and the Real Volumes One and Two (published by Gollancz in 2014) (Ursula Le Guin) – Best Collection

Didier Graffet and Dave Senior (cover artists for Joe Abercrombie’s novels) – Best Artist

Some Kind of Fairy Tale

Red CountryThe Dragon GriauleThe Emperor's Soul






Tanith LeeIn addition, Gateway author Tanith Lee will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, which has previously been awarded to authors including Terry Pratchett and Stephen King.

We would also like to congratulate our sister imprint W&N, whose novel The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruizprisoner of heaven

Zafón has been shortlisted in the Special Award – Professional category for its English translation by Lucia Graves.

We are also delighted to see Robert Shearman, Peter and Nicky Crowther and Charles A. Tan amongst the shortlist, for their superb work.

The winners will be announced at the Wold Fantasy Awards Banquet on 3rd November. Once again, congratulations to all our nominees!