The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, active members of SFWA. The awards were announced at the Nebula Awards® Banquet held at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront the evening of May 15.
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Women of Nell Gwynne’s by Kage Baker
“Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,” by Eugie Foster (Interzone, Feb. 2009)
“Spar,” by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, Oct. 2009)
Ray Bradbury Award
District 9, Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
Andre Norton Award
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
During the ceremonies, Joe Haldeman was honored as the next Damon Knight Grand Master, while Neal Barrett, Jr., was honored as Author Emeritus. Vonda N. McIntyre and Keith Stokes were honored with SFWA Service Awards while the SFWA Solstice Award, bestowed upon individuals who have made a significant impact on the science fiction or fantasy landscape, was presented to Tom Doherty, Terri Windling and the late Donald A. Wollheim.
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the 2010 Edgar Award winners:
Best Novel: The Last Child by John Hart
Best First Novel: In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff
Best Paperback Original: Body Blows by Marc Strange
Best Young Adult: Reality Check by Peter Abrahams
Best Juvenile: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn
Complete list including nominees.
Deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, The James Beard Foundation Awards are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers.
We have a couple of the winners:
Baking by James Peterson which won for Best Cookbook Baking and Dessert
Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes by Anna Thomas
The full list of winners is here.
China Miéville wins the 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction (the UK’s premier prize for Science Fiction literature.) for a record third time, for The City & the City. He won previously for Perdido Street Station and The Iron Council.
View his acceptance speech.
The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, audiobooks, and video for children and young adults; the winners included:
- When You Reach Me by Rececca Stead won the John Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.
- The Lion & the Mouse By Jerry Pinkney Randolph won the Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.
- Going Bovine by Libba Bray won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.
- Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and My People illustrated by Charles R. Smith, Jr. won the Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.
Check out the entire list of award winners. Also take a look at YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults as well as the Library Journal’s list of Best Graphic Novels 2009.