"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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Posted by: new year eve wallpaper | Tuesday December 18, 2012 at 6:38 AM

This made me want to see the novel myself, seems interesting.

Posted by: Christmas messages | Tuesday November 27, 2012 at 6:32 PM

The book is an untraditional fantasy novel; it actually features Black people in an alternate reality that is set in the Motherland. It also skews more toward the Octavia Butler end of the fantastical spectrum with believable, nuanced characters of color and an unbiased view of an Africa full of technology, mysticism, culture clashes and true love.

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Posted by: merry christmas wishes | Friday November 4, 2011 at 12:21 AM

Congratulations and much success to you

Posted by: Kitten | Tuesday November 1, 2011 at 8:12 AM

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