The winners of this year’s British Fantasy Awards were announced on Sunday, 25 October 2015, at the awards banquet at FantasyCon 2015 in Nottingham, UK.
As Books LIVE commented when Lotz’s nomination was announced, the author is no newcomer to us – having published a number of books, both solo and as a co-author.
In fact in 2013, Lotz contributed to Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, which won that year’s British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology.
The 2015 British Fantasy Awards Winners:
Best anthology: Lightspeed: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue, ed. Christie Yant (Lightspeed Magazine)
Best artist: Karla Ortiz
Best collection: Nick Nightmare Investigates, Adrian Cole (The Alchemy Press and Airgedlámh Publications)
Best comic/graphic novel: Through the Woods, Emily Carroll (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Best film/television episode: Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn and Nicole Perlman (Marvel Studios)
Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): No One Gets Out Alive, Adam Nevill (Macmillan)
Best independent press: Fox Spirit Books (Adele Wearing)
Best magazine/periodical: Holdfast Magazine, ed. Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee (Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee)
Best newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award): Sarah Lotz, for The Three (Hodder & Stoughton)
Best non-fiction: Letters to Arkham: The Letters of Ramsey Campbell and August Derleth, 1961–1971, ed. S.T. Joshi (PS Publishing)
Best novella: Newspaper Heart, Stephen Volk (The Spectral Book of Horror Stories)
Best short story: “A Woman’s Place”, Emma Newman (Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets)
The Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award): Juliet E McKenna