The Finalists for the 2021 Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction were announced as part of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. They are:
Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
Lakewood, Megan Giddings (Amistad)
The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
The Only Good Indians, Stephen Graham Jones (Saga)
Where the Wild Ladies Are, Aoko Matsuda, translated by Polly Barton (Soft Skull)
Winners will be honored at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, in a virtual ceremony to be held April 16, 2021. For more information, click on the link below:
The winner of the Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction, part of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, was announced over the weekend. The winner was THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS, by Stephen Graham Jones. I have that book. It is by turns thoughtful, funny and terrifying, and highly recommended. For a link that displays all the winners in all award categories, click on the link below. That link will also provide you the ability to see the entire on-line awards presentation, with the Ray Bradbury Prize presentation starting at about 51 minutes and 25 seconds into the video contained on the site. Just click on "WATCH THE CEREMONY":
The awards for THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS, by Stephen Graham Jones, winner of the 2021 Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction, continue to pile up. The Horror Writers Association has announced that the book has also won the 2020 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in A Novel:
Awards continue to come in for THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS, by Stephen Graham Jones, which earlier this year won the Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction. It was just announced that Mr. Jones' book has won the Shirley Jackson Award for best novel published in 2020. The Shirley Jackson Awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction:
Wow, I see that Stephen Graham Jones won two Shirley Jackson Awards—not just in the novel category, but in the novella category as well, for his novella "Night of the Mannequins".
More praise for the Ray Bradbury Prize winning book THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS by Stephen Graham Jones, this time from the raybradbury.com website itself! Just click on the link below and scroll down to read more:
Still another award for THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS, by Stephen Graham Jones, winner of the 2021 Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction. The novel won the 2021 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, which was presented on December 1, 2021 at the Mark Twain Museum Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
This is somewhat late in the day. However, if anyone is in the Los Angeles area this weekend and planning on attending the 2022 Los Angeles Festival of Books on the USC campus, Stephen Graham Jones, winner of the 2021 Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction for his novel THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS, will be appearing at the Festival on Saturday, April 23, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. He is participating in a panel called "Science Fiction: The Dark Heart of the Story."
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