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Gemmell Awards 2014 - THE WINNERS!

Tonight saw the prizegiving ceremony for the Gemmell Awards, with prestigious prizes given to the very best in fantasy fiction over the last year. In the fabulous surroundings of London's prestigious Magic Circle, the three awards were presented by some of the genre's most acclaimed names.



The opening award of the evening, the Ravenheart Award for best cover…

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Added by Alex Davis on June 13, 2014 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Gemmells Interviews 2014 - Brandon Sanderson

Morning all,



The days are well and truly ticking away until this year's Gemmell Awards ceremony, and today I'm delighted to be able to present our interview with Legend-nominated author Brandon Sanderson, shortlisted this year for The Memory of Light. The following is transcribed from an audio recorded especially for this interview,…

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Added by Alex Davis on June 11, 2014 at 10:12 — No Comments

Gemmells Interviews 2014 - Luke Scull

Morning all,



As we count down the days until the Gemmell Awards ceremony, we'll be going into maximum overdrive with our awards interviews for this year! And in that spirit, this morning we catch up with Luke Scull, author of the Morningstar-nominated THE GRIM COMPANY.





Alex: Tell us a little about your Morningstar-nominated title, The Grim Company.



Luke: The Grim…

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Added by Alex Davis on June 10, 2014 at 9:18 — No Comments

The Gemmell Interviews 2014 - Peter V Brett

Evening all,



With the Gemmell Awards ceremony closing in, we're going to be picking up the ante with our 2014 interviews, and today we're chatting with the author of the Legend-nominated The Daylight War, Peter V Brett. So let's get to it...



Alex: Tell us a little about your Legend-nominated title, The Daylight War.…



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Added by Alex Davis on June 3, 2014 at 19:36 — No Comments

Gemmells Interviews 2014 - Brian McClellan

Evening all,



It's that time again as we continue the countdown to the 2014 Gemmell Awards ceremony with our series of nominee interviews, and today we're catching up with Morningstar-nominated author Brian McClellan, author of Promise of Blood.



Alex: Tell us a bit about your Morningstar-nominated title, Promise of Blood.



Brian: Promise of Blood is the first book in the Powder Mage Universe. It begins with the hero,…

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Added by Alex Davis on May 29, 2014 at 20:43 — No Comments

Gemmells Interviews 2014 - Mark T Barnes

Morning all,
It's interview time again, and today we're chatting with the first of our Morningstar-nominated authors, Mark T Barnes. So, without further ado...
Alex: Tell us a bit about your Morningstar-nominated title, The…
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Added by Alex Davis on May 27, 2014 at 8:26 — No Comments

The Gemmell Interviews 2014 start here!

Good morning world,



Today I'm delighted to once again don my guise as Michael Parkinson and get back into the swing of our annual Gemmell Awards interviews. Over the course of the next few weeks we'll be chatting with our Legend and Morningstar nominated authors on this blog, and where better to start than one of this year's…

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Added by Alex Davis on May 20, 2014 at 10:16 — No Comments

Roll up, Roll up!

Morning all,



Fancy being at the Gemmells Awards ceremony? Taking place at the fantastic Magic Circle in the heart of London, the ceremony gathers together a host of authors and key figures in publishing for a celebration of the very best in fantasy fiction. This glamorous event sees the prizegiving for all three categories of the Gemmell Awards, as well as the live auction and a stunning reception with champagne and nibbles.



We have a very limited number of tickets…

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Added by Alex Davis on May 14, 2014 at 12:38 — No Comments

2014 Gemmell Awards shortlist announced!

2014 SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DAVID GEMMELL AWARDS FOR FANTASY

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…

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Added by Alex Davis on April 19, 2014 at 12:25 — No Comments

Winners' interviews 2013

Afternoon all,



Well, the dust is beginning to settle on this year's Gemmell Awards, and we thought this'd be a good opportunity to have a chat with the 2013 winners while they are still basking in the glow of victory. First up on the roll of honour is Brent Weeks, whose novel The Blinding Knife claimed the Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel. We caught up with him shortly after the results had broken.



First of all, a huge congratulations on…

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Added by Alex Davis on November 11, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

Gemmell Awards for Fantasy - the 2013 winners!

Evening all,



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

Didier…

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Added by Alex Davis on October 31, 2013 at 21:10 — No Comments

Gemmell Awards Ceremony - the details

Afternoon all,



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…

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Added by Alex Davis on October 28, 2013 at 14:46 — No Comments

Morningstar Interview - John Gwynne

Morning all,



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...…

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Added by Alex Davis on October 16, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Morningstar Interview - Aidan Harte

Afternoon all,



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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Added by Alex Davis on October 7, 2013 at 12:29 — No Comments

October is 'Gemmells Giveaway' month!

Afternoon all,



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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Added by Alex Davis on October 1, 2013 at 16:15 — No Comments

Legend Award Interview - Mark Lawrence

Afternoon all,



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…

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Added by Alex Davis on September 30, 2013 at 13:56 — No Comments

Legend Award Interview - Brent Weeks

Morning all,



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…

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Added by Alex Davis on September 23, 2013 at 8:36 — No Comments

Legend Award Interview - Jay Kristoff

Afternoon All,



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…

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Added by Alex Davis on September 15, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Legend Award Interview - Helen Lowe

Morning all,



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.



Helen:…

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Added by Alex Davis on September 9, 2013 at 9:59 — 1 Comment

Legend Award Interview - Joe Abercrombie

Afternoon all,



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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Added by Alex Davis on September 2, 2013 at 17:14 — No Comments

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