"Who Fears Death" by Nnedi Okorafor Wins the 2011 World Fantasy Award

Who Fears Death

Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death has just won the prestigious World Fantasy Award for best novel, announced in San Diego at the World Fantasy Convention. Who Fears Death made Amazon’s Top 10 SF/Fantasy list for 2010. A professor of English at Chicago State University, Okorafor is a past winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature, the CBS Parallax Award, and the Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa.

The other winners are:

Novella: Elizabeth Hand, "The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon" (Stories: All-New Tales)

Short Story: Joyce Carol Oates, "Fossil-Figures" (Stories: All-New Tales)

Anthology: "My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me" (Penguin), edited by Kate Bernheimer & Carmen Gimenez Smith

Collection: "What I Didn't See and Other Stories" by Karen Joy Fowler (Small Beer Press)

Artist: Kinuko Y. Craft

Special Award-Professional: Marc Gascoigne, for Angry Robot

Special Award-Non-professional: Alisa Krasnostein, for Twelfth Planet Press

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