Here are the winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2010, as announced at the British Fantasy Awards ceremony at FantasyCon 2010 this past weekend:

Best Novel: The August Derleth Fantasy Award
Conrad Williams (Virgin Horror)

Best Novella
The Language Of Dying
Sarah Pinborough (PS Publishing)

Best Short Fiction
“What Happens When You Wake Up In The Night”
Michael Marshall Smith (Nightjar)

Best Anthology
The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 20
Edited by Stephen Jones (Constable and Robinson)

Best Collection
Love Songs For The Shy And Cynical
Robert Shearman (Big Finish)

The PS Publishing Best Small Press Award
Telos Publishing
David Howe

Best Comic/Graphic Novel
Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader?
Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert (DC Comics/Titan Books)

Best Artist
Vincent Chong
For work including covers for:
The Witnesses Are Gone (PS Publishing)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (Constable & Robinson)

Best Non-Fiction
David Langford

Best Magazine/Periodical
Murky Depths
Edited and published by Terry Martin

Best Television
Doctor Who
Head writer: Russell T Davies (BBC Wales)

Best Film
Let The Right One In
Directed by Tomas Alfredson (EFTI)

Best Newcomer – The Sydney J. Bounds Award
Kari Sperring
For Living With Ghosts (DAW)

The British Fantasy Society Special Award: The Karl Edward Wagner Award
Robert Holdstock

The British Fantasy Award winners were decided by a vote of the combined memberships of the British Fantasy Society, FantasyCon 2009 and FantasyCon 2010. The exceptions are the the Sydney J. Bounds Award, decided by a panel of appointed judges, and the Karl Edward Wagner Award, decided by the British Fantasy Society and FantasyCon 2010 committees.

The winner of the BFS Short Story Competition 2010 was also announced during the ceremony. The winning story was “Omar the Teller of Tales” by Robin Tompkins. The runner-up was “The Song” by Travis Heermann, and third place went to “Beating Heart” by Dan Malach.

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