By now, this bit of news is about a week old, but it’s so great we have to share it with our readers again here: Karin Tidbeck’s collection Jagannath won the 2013 Crawford Memorial Award! This award is presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for an outstanding first fantasy book.
All of us here at Weirdfictionreview.com are delighted for Tidbeck and her award. We’re all huge fans of her writing in general and Jagannath in particular. She also joins some stellar company in receiving this award, such as Genevieve Valentine (for Mechanique in 2012), Karen Lord (for Redemption in Indigo in 2011), and Jedediah Berry (for The Manual of Detection in 2010). The award will be presented on March 23 during the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Florida.
Deepest of congratulations are due for Tidbeck, as well as everyone who made the shortlist for the Crawford Award this year, including Rachel Hartman (for Seraphina), Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon), Roz Kaveney (Rituals: Rhapsody of Blood, Volume One) and Kiini Ibura Salaam (Ancient, Ancient: Short Fiction).
We heartily recommend that everyone who hasn’t read it yet check out Tidbeck’s story here on WFR, “Brita’s Holiday Village,” which is included in Jagannath. Be sure to check out our other features this week, including Edward Gauvin’s latest column and an article and interview from contributor Katie Lavers about artist and animator Jake Fried.