An international award for creators of the {{Fantasy}} genre, given annually at the World Fantasy Convention. It was created due to a perception that the {{Hugo|Award}} and {{Nebula Award}}s (which nominally cover fantasy) were too focused on science fiction. It is now considered one of the three biggest awards in SpeculativeFiction overall.

Unlike the other two awards, the World Fantasy Award is chosen by jury. The jury members are selected by the convention committee from the available pool of professionals working in the field--mainly writers and editors. Most of the nominees are also chosen by the jury, but two slots are reserved for nominations by convention members.

The award has been around since 1975.

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!!World Fantasy Award winners and nominees:

[[index]]
!!Novel
* ''Literature/TheForgottenBeastsOfEld'' - '''won''' 1975
* ''Literature/AMidsummerTempest'' - nominated 1975
* ''Literature/BidTimeReturn'' - '''won''' 1976
* ''Literature/SalemsLot'' - nominated 1976
* ''Literature/DoctorRat'' - '''won''' 1977
* ''[[Literature/{{Kane}} Dark Crusade]]'' - nominated 1977
* ''[[Literature/TheDragonKnight The Dragon and the George]]'' - nominated 1977
* ''[[Literature/TheElricSaga The Sailor on the Seas of Fate]]'' - nominated 1977
* ''Literature/OurLadyOfDarkness'' - '''won''' 1978
* ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant Lord Foul's Bane]]'' - nominated 1978
* ''Literature/{{Gloriana}}'' - '''won''' 1979
* ''Literature/TheStand'' - nominated 1979
* ''Literature/{{Watchtower}}'' - '''won''' 1980
* ''[[Literature/TheRiddleMasterTrilogy Harpist in the Wind]]'' - nominated 1980
* ''[[Literature/BookOfTheNewSun The Shadow of the Torturer]]'' - '''won''' 1981
* ''Literature/TheMist'' - nominated 1981
* ''Literature/LittleBig'' - '''won''' 1982
* ''[[Literature/BookOfTheNewSun The Claw of the Conciliator]]'' - nominated 1982
* ''Literature/NifftTheLean'' - '''won''' 1983
* ''Literature/FevreDream'' - nominated 1983
* ''[[Literature/BookOfTheNewSun The Sword of the Lictor]]'' - nominated 1983
* ''Literature/TheDragonWaiting'' - '''won''' 1984
* ''Literature/{{Lyonesse}}: Suldrun's Garden'' - nominated 1984
* ''Literature/PetSematary'' - nominated 1984
* ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds'' - '''won''' 1985 (tie)
* ''Literature/MythagoWood'' - '''won''' 1985 (tie)
* ''Literature/ArchersGoon'' - nominated 1985
* ''Literature/TheTalisman'' - nominated 1985
* ''Literature/SongOfKali'' - '''won''' 1986
* ''[[Literature/TheVampireChronicles The Vampire Lestat]]'' - nominated 1986
* ''Literature/{{Perfume}}'' - '''won''' 1987
* ''Literature/{{It}}'' - nominated 1987
* ''Literature/SoldierOfTheMist'' - nominated 1987
* ''Literature/{{Replay}}'' - '''won''' 1988
* ''Literature/{{Misery}}'' - nominated 1988
* ''Literature/OnStrangerTides'' - nominated 1988
* ''[[Literature/TheTalesOfAlvinMaker Seventh Son]]'' - nominated 1988
* ''Literature/SwanSong'' - nominated 1988
* ''Literature/{{Weaveworld}}'' - nominated 1988
* ''Literature/{{Koko}}'' - '''won''' 1989
* ''Literature/{{Fade}}'' - nominated 1989
* ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' - nominated 1989
* ''[[Literature/{{Lyonesse}} Madouc]]'' - '''won''' 1990
* ''[[Literature/SoldierOfTheMist Soldier of Arete]]'' - nominated 1990
* ''Literature/TheStressOfHerRegard'' - nominated 1990
* ''Literature/OnlyBegottenDaughter'' - '''won''' 1991 (tie)
* ''Literature/ThomasTheRhymer'' - '''won''' 1991 (tie)
* ''Literature/GoodOmens'' - nominated 1991
* ''Film/MaryReilly'' - nominated 1991
* ''Literature/{{Tigana}}'' - nominated 1991
* ''Literature/BoysLife'' - '''won''' 1992
* ''Literature/BoneDance'' - nominated 1992
* ''Literature/LastCall'' - '''won''' 1993
* ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' - nominated 1993
* ''Literature/{{Glimpses}}'' - '''won''' 1994
* ''Literature/TheIronDragonsDaughter'' - nominated 1994
* ''Literature/TowingJehovah'' - '''won''' 1995
* ''Film/ThePrestige'' - '''won''' 1996
* ''Literature/GodmotherNight'' - '''won''' 1997
* ''Literature/AGameOfThrones'' - nominated 1997
* ''Literature/TheGoldenKey'' - nominated 1997
* ''Literature/ThePhysiognomy'' - '''won''' 1998
* ''Literature/TheAntelopeWife'' - '''won''' 1999
* ''[[Literature/TheSarantineMosaic Sailing to Sarantium]]'' - nominated 1999
* ''Literature/{{Thraxas}}'' - '''won''' 2000
* ''[[MalazanBookOfTheFallen Gardens of the Moon]]'' - nominated 2000
* ''Literature/{{Declare}}'' - '''won''' 2001 (tie)
* ''Literature/{{Galveston}}'' - '''won''' 2001 (tie)
* ''[[Literature/HisDarkMaterials The Amber Spyglass]]'' - nominated 2001
* ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'' - nominated 2001
* ''[[Literature/TheSarantineMosaic Lord of Emperors]]'' - nominated 2001
* ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy The Other Wind]]'' - '''won''' 2002
* ''Literature/AmericanGods'' - nominated 2002
* ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Curse of Chalion]]'' - nominated 2002
* ''Literature/TheFactsOfLife'' - '''won''' 2003 (tie)
* ''Literature/OmbriaInShadow'' - '''won''' 2003 (tie)
* ''Literature/TheScar'' - nominated 2003
* ''Literature/ToothAndClaw'' - '''won''' 2004
* ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'' - '''won''' 2005
* ''Literature/IronCouncil'' - nominated 2005
* ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant The Runes of the Earth]]'' - nominated 2005
* ''Literature/KafkaOnTheShore'' - '''won''' 2006
* ''Literature/LunarPark'' - nominated 2006
* ''[[Literature/TheBookOfAllHours Vellum]]'' - nominated 2006
* ''[[Literature/SoldierOfTheMist Soldier of Sidon]]'' - '''won''' 2007
* ''[[Literature/GentlemanBastard The Lies of Locke Lamora]]'' - nominated 2007
* ''Literature/LiseysStory'' - nominated 2007
* ''Literature/TheOrphansTales: In the Night Garden'' - nominated 2007
* ''Literature/{{Ysabel}}'' - '''won''' 2008
* ''Literature/TheShadowYear'' - '''won''' 2009 (tie)
* ''Literature/TenderMorsels'' - '''won''' 2009 (tie)
* ''Literature/TheGraveyardBook'' - nominated 2009
* ''Literature/TheCityAndTheCity'' - '''won''' 2010
* ''[[Literature/{{Ambergris}} Finch]]'' - nominated 2010
* ''Literature/WhoFearsDeath'' - '''won''' 2011
* ''[[Literature/InheritanceTrilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms]]'' - nominated 2011
* ''Literature/{{Osama}}'' - '''won''' 2012
* ''Literature/ElevenTwentyTwoSixtyThree'' - nominated 2012
* ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'' - nominated 2012
* ''Literature/AlifTheUnseen'' - '''won''' 2013
* ''[[Literature/DreambloodDuology The Killing Moon]]'' - nominated 2013
* ''Literature/AStrangerInOlondria'' - '''won''' 2014
* ''Literature/TheOceanAtTheEndOfTheLane'' - nominated 2014

!!Novella
* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' - nominated 2003

!!Short Fiction
* ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman A Midsummer Night's Dream]]'' - '''won''' 1991 (notable in that after NeilGaiman won this award, the rules were changed so that comics and graphic novels could never be nominated in this category again)
* "Literature/TheCambistAndLordIron" (nominated 2008)

!!Collection

!!Artist

!!Special Awards:

Life Achievement:

* Creator/RobertBloch - 1975
* Creator/FritzLeiber - 1976
* Creator/RayBradbury - 1977
* Creator/JorgeLuisBorges - 1979
* Creator/ManlyWadeWellman - 1980
* Creator/RoaldDahl - 1983
* Creator/LSpragueDeCamp - 1984
* Creator/RichardMatheson - 1984
* Creator/JackVance - 1984
* Creator/TheodoreSturgeon - 1985
* Creator/AvramDavidson - 1986
* Creator/RALafferty - 1990
* Creator/HarlanEllison - 1993
* Creator/JackWilliamson - 1994
* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin - 1995
* Creator/GeneWolfe - 1996
* Creator/MadeleineLEngle - 1997
* Creator/AndreNorton - 1998
* Creator/MarionZimmerBradley - 2000
* Creator/MichaelMoorcock - 2000
* Creator/FrankFrazetta - 2001
* Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer - 2001
* Creator/LloydAlexander - 2003
* Creator/StephenKing - 2004
* Creator/GahanWilson - 2004
* Creator/DianaWynneJones - 2007
* Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip - 2008
* Creator/JaneYolen - 2009
* Creator/BrianLumley - 2010
* Creator/TerryPratchett - 2010
* Creator/PeterSBeagle - 2011
* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin - 2012
* Creator/AlanGarner - 2012
* Creator/TanithLee - 2013
* Creator/SusanCooper = 2013

Professional:

Non-Professional:
[[/index]]

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