2019 Awards

Timeline for 2019

  • Nominations open: 28th January.
  • Nominations close: 11th February.
  • Shortlist announcements: 18th February.
  • Readalongs begin: 1st March.
  • Readalongs end: 30th June.
  • Voting opens: 1st July.
  • Voting closes: 8th July.
  • Results liveshow: Mid July (exact date to be confirmed).

Categories for 2019

  • Best fantasy novel.
  • Best science fiction novel.
  • Best young adult novel.
  • Best middle grade novel.
  • Best debut novel.
  • Best graphic work.
  • Best short work.

Shortlist 2019

Best Fantasy

  • Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett.
  • Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence.
  • Circe by Madeleine Miller.

Best Science Fiction

  • Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers.
  • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal.
  • Vengeful by V.E. Schwab.

Best Young Adult Novel

  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.
  • Skyward by Brandon Sanderson.
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor.

Best Middle Grade Novel

  • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi.
  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab.
  • Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend.

Best Debut Novel

  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang.
  • Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse.

Best Graphic Work

  • Monstress Vol 3: Haven by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda.
  • The Adventure Zone: Here there be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElroy and Carey Pietsch.
  • Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill

Best Short Work

  • Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire.
  • Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor.
  • Artificial Condition by Martha Wells.


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