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‘The Heir of Night’ wins David Gemmell Legend Award

The Heir of Night by New Zealand author Helen Lowe (Orbit) has won the Morningstar Award for best fantasy debut, as part of this year’s David Gemmell Legend Award for Fantasy. 

Lowe is the first female author to have won the Morningstar Award and the first author from the Southern Hemisphere to be awarded the prize, reports Booksellers New Zealand. As previously reported by Bookseller+Publisher, The Heir of Night, the first book in the ‘Wall of Night’ series, won the best adult novel category in the 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Awards.

The Ravenheart Award for best cover art was awarded to US artist Raymond Swanland for Blood of Aenarion (William King, Black Library).

The Legend Award for best novel was won by US author Patrick Rothfuss for The Wise Man’s Fear (Victor Gollancz).

The awards, this year presented at a London ceremony on 15 June, are presented annually to commemorate the legacy of fantasy writer David Gemmell and to reward excellence in the genre. More information about the awards can be found here.

 

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