IAFA Awards

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts has announced the winners of its 2016 awards and has also announced that the Graduate Student Award will be re-named the David G. Hartwell Emerging Scholar Award, after the late David G. Hartwell. The winner of the Hartwell Award will be announced later.

  • Crawford Award: The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, by Kai Ashante Wilson
  • IAFA Distinguished Scholarship Award: Cristina Bacchilega
  • Jamie Bishop Memorial Award: Natacha Vas-Deyres and Patrick Bergeron
  • Walter James Miller Memorial Award: Kristy Eager

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Obituary: David G. Hartwell

Editor David G. Hartwell (b.1941) died on January 20 following a brain hemorrhage the day before. Hartwell served as an editor at Tor Books and at various times edited for several other publishers, including the creation of the Timescape line for Simon and Schuster. He was the publisher of The New York Review of Science Fiction and edited numerous anthologies, including Northern Stars, Northern Suns, Visions of Wonder, The Science Fiction Century, Ascent of Wonder, Space Opera Renaissance, and Ages of Wonder. His anthologies and the NYRSF often started industry-wide conversations. Hartwell was awarded three editing Hugos, two World Fantasy Awards, and was the Guest of Honor at the 2009 Worldcon, Anticipation. He was the founder and, for many years, the driving force behind the World Fantasy Con.

Hartwell Suffers Stroke

Tor editor David G. Hartwell suffered a stroke on the afternoon of January 19. He is currently in the hospital in critical condition.

NYRSF May Go Digital

After a change in their printer, David Hartwell at the New York Review of Science Fiction is considering ceasing production of a print magazine, investigating the option of publishing a pdf issue of the magazine. He will continue to publish print issues through July 2012. NYRSF will not be accepting subscriptions past July until a decision on the magazine’s future has been made. Whatever choice is made, Hartwell is clear that the magazine will continue.

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