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Our Mission Statement

The DGLA aims to:
• Raise public awareness of the Fantasy genre

• Celebrate the history and cultural importance of Fantasy literature

• Appreciate & reward excellence in the field

• Commemorate the legacy of David Andrew Gemmell and his contribution to the Fantasy genre

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2014 Gemmell Awards shortlist announced!


This year sees the sixth running of the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy, one of fantasy fiction's most prestigious prizes, with the superb trophies to be awarded at a stunning ceremony this June at London's glamorous Magic Circle. With just a few months to go until this exciting event, the shortlists for each of the three prize categories have just been announced at…


Posted by Alex Davis on April 19, 2014 at 12:25

In Memoriam: Deborah Miller

We're very sad to pass on the news that Deborah Miller, author and principal founder of the David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy, passed away on Monday. Deborah had been battling breast cancer for some years, and went into remission several times. The condition recently surfaced again, and she fought it with her usual resolve, but treatment proved ineffective. She passed peacefully, with her husband, Bill, at her side.  Deborah faced her illness with courage and good humour.

Her fiction and the Gemmell Awards will stand as permanent memorials to an exceptional person, an indomitable spirit and a good friend.


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Created by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator Sep 14, 2008 at 2:59pm. Last updated by drosdelnoch Aug 25, 2013.


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