YA novel wins British Fantasy Award
Frances Hardinge’s Cuckoo Song (Pan Macmillan) has become the first YA novel to win the award for best fantasy novel at the British Fantasy Awards, reports the Guardian. Cuckoo Song ‘tells the story of a girl who almost drowns in a mysterious pond and, when she recovers, finds herself in a world that is slightly out-of-kilter with the one she remembers’. Adam Nevill won the award for best horror novel for No One Gets Out Alive (Pan Macmillan), Sarah Lotz was named best newcomer for The Three (Hodder & Stoughton), and the award for best anthology went to Lightspeed magazine’s all-female edition Women Destroy Science Fiction (ed by Christie Yant). The British Fantasy Awards celebrate fantasy writing for print and television. To see the full list of winners, click here.