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Oz genre anthology wins 2017 World Fantasy Award

Dreaming in the Dark (Jack Dann, PS Australia), an anthology of Australian genre fiction, has won a 2017 World Fantasy Award in the anthology category.

The hardback volume is a ‘celebration Australia’s current Golden Age of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and magical realism’ and was released in 2016 by PS Australia—the Australian arm of the UK specialist genre imprint PS Publishing.

Contributors include Garth Nix, Janeen Webb, Angela Slatter, Terry Dowling and Sean Williams, and the anthology is edited by US-born and Queensland-based writer Jack Dann.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Dreaming in the Dark was also the joint winner for Best Collected Work at this year’s Ditmar awards.

Dann was presented with the award on 5 November at the World Fantasy Convention in San Antonio, Texas along with the winners in the other categories. They include Claire North’s The Sudden Appearance of Hope (Orbit), which won in the novel category, Jeffrey Ford’s A Natural History of Hell (Small Beer), which won for collection and Jeffrey Alan Love, who won the artist award. Winners were also announced in the categories of long fiction, short fiction, special award—professional and special award—nonprofessional.

For the full list of winners and nominees, click here.


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