Lovely news from San Jose: Gavin & Kelly have been awarded the World Fantasy Award, Special Award, Professional, for Small Beer Press and Big Mouth House: yay, we say, yay! John Kessel, whose collection we were proud to publish, was on hand to pick up the Howards which seemed appropriate as it is all about the books.
Other winners include: Jeff Ford (twice!), Margo Lanagan—Jeff and Margo: they rule this award!—Rick Bowes, Kij Johnson, Paper Cities (ed. by Ekaterina Sedia), Shaun Tan, and Michael Walsh of Old Earth Books for his two Howard Waldrop collections.
Don’t know that we’ll keep counting, but this year we did some gender breakdown of a few of the genre awards and back in August we posted the World Fantasy Award nominees and the gender breakdown:
- 26 men
- 21 women
And the winners (not counting the two extra Life Achievement Awards to Jane Yolen and Ellen Asher):
- 6 men (1 AUS, 5 USA)
- 4 women (1 AUS, 3 USA)