Awards: 2013 Gemmel Awards shortlist

The presentation of the following awards will occur at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton in October/November 2013. Here are the shortlists.

Legend Award (Best novel)

  • Joe Abercrombie: The Red Country (Gollancz)
  • Jay Kristoff: Stormdancer (Pan Macmillan UK)
  • Mark Lawrence: King of Thorns (HarperCollins/Voyager)
  • Helen Lowe: The Gathering of the Lost (Orbit)
  • Brent Weeks: The Blinding Knife (Orbit)

Morningstar Award (Best debut novel)

  • Saladin Ahmed: Throne of the Crescent Moon (Gollancz and DAW)
  • Miles Cameron: The Red Knight (Gollancz)
  • John Gwynne: Malice (Pan Macmillan UK)
  • Aidan Harte: Irenicon (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Jay Kristoff: Stormdancer (Pan Macmillan UK)

Ravenheart Award (Best cover art)

  • Didier Graffet and Dave Senior, for The Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
  • Dominic Harman, for Legion of Shadow by Michael J. Ward (Gollancz)
  • Clint Langley, for Besieged by Rowenna Cory Daniells (Solaris)
  • Silas Manhood, for The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks (Orbit)
  • Colin Thomas, for Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (Pan Macmillan UK)
  • Stephen Youll, for The Black Mausoleum by Stephen Deas (Gollancz)

For more information on the Gemmel Awards, please see here.

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