The 2006 World Fantasy Convention, held this year in Austin, TX, presented its annual awards on Sunday, November 5. Besides the recipients listed below, John Crowley and Stephen Fabian were honored with Life Achievement awards.
Novel: Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (Harvill; Knopf)
Novella: Joe Hill, Voluntary Committal (Subterranean Press)
Short Story: George Saunders, “CommComm” (The New Yorker, 08/01, 2005)
Anthology: The Fair Folk ed. Marvin Kaye (Science Fiction Book Club)
Collection: Bruce Holland Rogers, The Keyhole Opera (Wheatland Press)
Artist: James Jean
Special Award Professional: Sean Wallace (Prime Books)
Special Award Non-Professional: David Howe and Stephen Walker (Telos Books)
The 2007 WFC, whose theme is Ghosts and Revenants, is scheduled for November 1-4 in Saratoga, NY. Guests will include Carol Emshwiller, Kim Newman, Lisa Tuttle, Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki Indian author/storyteller), Barbara and Christopher Roden (Ash-Tree Press), and George Scithers (Weird Tales), with Guy Gavriel Kay as Master of Ceremonies.