Well, while I couldn't make the ceremony myself, I'm delighted to be able to announce the winners in each of the three categories of this year's David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy. A truly international list, and some absolutely world-class talent on the winners list. Congrats to all those who took the prizes home, and also to all the nominees for making the shortlist.
So, drumroll please...
2013 RAVENHEART AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY COVER ART
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Thought this would be a good juncture to post up some more details as per the Gemmell Awards Ceremony this Thursday - can the trick or treating, because this is definitely the place to be for Hallowe'en...
This year sees the fifth running of the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy, celebrating the life of one of fantasy fiction's most acclaimed authors as well as recognising the very best of modern literature in the field. The awards will be presented at a…
Added by Alex Davis on October 28, 2013 at 14:46 — No Comments
Welcome back to the latest of our David Gemmell Award interviews - today I'm delighted to be chatting to John Gwynne, whose title Malice is nominated for this year's Morningstar Award for best fantasy debut. Over to you, John...…
Added by Alex Davis on October 16, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
Another week to mark off in the diary, which of course means another one of our Gemmell Awards interviews - and from today we'll be switching our focus to our Morningstar nominees for best fantasy debut. Today we talk to Aidan Harte, the author of Irenicon:
1) Tell us a little about your nominated title, Irenicon.
Irenicon is a Fantasy set in a counter-factual 14th century Italy, a
land of warring city-states populated by flag wielding martial…
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With today marking the start of October, and the month of the Gemmell Awards ceremony in Brighton, we thought I'd be nice to celebrate a bit! So, throughout October, we'll be giving away a superb range of prizes, including copies of all of this year's nominated titles. And we'll be starting in that spirit today by giving away three copies of Mark Lawrence's tremendous King of Thorns this very evening, courtesy of the good folks at Harper Voyager.
How do I…
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Today marks not only the last of our Legend Award nominee interviews, but also the FINAL DAY to get your votes in for the Gemmell Awards! So be sure to click the links above for the Legend, Morningstar and Ravenheart voting and make sure you make yours count - it all closes at midnight tonight!
With that public service announcement out of the way, I'm delighted to hand over to Mark Lawrence, Legend-nominated for his recent title KING OF…
Added by Alex Davis on September 30, 2013 at 13:56 — No Comments
Another Monday rolls around, and the start of a new week means time for another of our fabulous Gemmell Award interviews! Today we're joined by Brent Weeks, nominated for this year's Legend Award with the THE BLINDING KNIFE.
1) Tell us a little about your nominated title, The Blinding Knife.
The Blinding Knife is the second installment of my epic fantasy series, Lightbringer. With readers now having a good grasp of the…
Added by Alex Davis on September 23, 2013 at 8:36 — No Comments
Well, I simply couldn't wait until Monday, so here is the latest in our series of interviews with our Legend Awards nominees - Jay Kristoff's Stormdancer is in fact nominated for both the Legend and Morningstar Award, although that doesn't mean he'll be getting two interview slots - that would just be…
Added by Alex Davis on September 15, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments
Another Monday has rolled around, and that means time for another of our Legend Award nominee interviews - today's featured author is Helen Lowe, winner of the 2012 Morningstar Award with The Heir of Night and this time nominated for the sequel, The Gathering of the Lost.
1.Tell us a little about your nominated title, The Gathering of the Lost.
Today we'll be starting a series of interviews with our award nominees, which will be going up around one a week until the awards ceremony on the 31st October. To kick things off, I'm delighted to have had the chance to ask five pertinent questions of Joe Abercrombie. Joe is nominated for the Legend Award with Red Country, and has been featured on the Gemmell Awards shortlist a number of times over the last few years.…
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It's a very special year for the Gemmell Awards, with 2013 marking the fifth running of the event, and to celebrate that fact - and indeed celebrate the life and legacy of David Gemmell - this year will see the launch of 'Legends', a new anthology of stories in honour of the acclaimed author himself.
Released by NewCon press, 'Legends' features a stellar line-up of writing talent and will be launched at this year's World Fantasy Convention to coincide with the Gemmell Awards…
Added by Alex Davis on August 28, 2013 at 9:25 — No Comments
You might be thinking to yourself that Sunday evening is not usually a very exciting time of the week, but this week it's a tad different, as I can now announce the shortlists for this year's David Gemmell Legend Awards for Fantasy! The live announcement was made moments ago at the Nine Worlds Geekfest in London, and I'm happy to be able to spread the word to the world! So many great books, and indeed some superb artwork up for the three awards...…
Very pleased to be posting my first blog here - I've just joined up with the committee as PR Officer, and really looking forward to working on the Gemmells between now and the fabulous awards ceremony this October! My first official task will be happening this Sunday, when I'll be spreading the good word on the shortlist for this year's awards following the live announcement at Nine Worlds Geekfest (https://nineworlds.co.uk/) on Sunday…Continue
Added by Alex Davis on August 8, 2013 at 10:02 — No Comments
Just got back from the Edge Lit festival in Derby, organised by the wonderful Alex Davis. It was really great to see everyone, and particularly gratifying to find out so many people have already voted in this year's Gemmells. There were still a few who hadn't even heard of us! They were…Continue
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We can send you a book if you wish to review it for us – we will do this on a first come first served basis but we will do our best to make sure as many people as possible get a book to review and hopefully their preference. If you wish to review a book on the Longlist, please email email@example.com with the subject, “2013 Review” and a list of books you are interested in reading to review for us in order of preference along with your name and postal…Continue
Hi there Friends & Members
HERE'S HOPING THAT YOU AND YOURS ARE HAVING A PEACEFUL AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON! XXX
For those of you who have popped into the website over the holidays, you've probably noticed that there's no Longlist poll as yet. Worry not! For 2013 the DGLAs will be being presented later in the year at the World Fantasy Con in Brighton (October) - so this means we've pushed our timetable back a bit - the longlist polls will appear once…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 26, 2012 at 14:46 — No Comments
This year’s David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy were presented tonight in a ceremony held at London’s Magic Circle headquarters.
The winners were:
Ravenheart Award (best cover art): Raymond Swanland - Blood of Aenarion
Morningstar Award (best debut): Helen Lowe - Heir of Night
Legend Award (best novel): Patrick Rothfuss - The Wiseman's Fear
For further details, or to request photos of the ceremony, please…
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Do you fancy champagne & nibbles at London’s prestigious ‘MAGIC CIRCLE HEADQUARTERS’ – to meet your most beloved Fantasy authors? And... just possibly... get to admire large, and potentially lethal weapons?! (‘Snaga’ & the ‘Swords of Night & Day’)
You do? So, would you like to join us on 15th June in London for this years ceremony for the ‘David Gemmell Legend Awards’? Of course you would! *Even better, if you’re successful in the…Continue
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[GARETH] I’d like you to about why you chose fantasy as a genre to write in and who your influences have been...
Elspeth Cooper, ‘Songs of the Earth’
I’ve been asked that question – or one very much like it – dozens of times. The short answer is: I didn’t. I…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on April 23, 2012 at 14:02 — No Comments
Hail Mighty Readers,
Earlier tonight at Eastercon, Debbie Miller, alongside Joe Abercrombie and Juliet E McKenna announced the shortlist for this years David Gemmell Legend Award:
The Heroes - Joe Abercrombie
The Wise Mans Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
Blood of Aenarion - William King
Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson
Black Veil - Kristen Britain
Prince of Thorns - Mark Lawrence
Among Thieves - Douglas…