Finalists for this year’s World Fantasy Awards for works published in 2022, as well as winners of this year’s Life Achievement Awards, have been announced. The Life Achievement Awards will go to Peter Crowther and John Douglas. The awards will be presented at this year’s World Fantasy Convention in Kansas City MO the weekend of October 26 – 29, 2023.
Notable among the finalists are works with multiple nominations and wins for other awards.
R.F. Kuang’s Babel has won the Nebula and Locus Awards, and is a finalist for the Ignyte Awards. Alex Jennings’ The Ballad of Perilous Graves won the Compton Crook Award, is pending for a Mythopoeic Award, and was a finalist for the Locus and Crawford Awards. Nicola Griffith’s Spear was nominated for a Nebula, placed 5th in the Locus Poll, and is pending for the Le Guin Prize. And C.L. Polk’s Even Though I Knew the End won a Nebula, placed 2nd in the Locus Poll, and is pending for the Hugo, Ignyte, and Aurora Awards
In addition, Sam J. Miller’s collection won a Locus Award, and the Africa Risen anthology won a Locus Award and is pending for the British Fantasy Awards.