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Karin Tidbeck winner of the 2013 William L. Crawford Fantasy Award

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Karin TidbeckThe swedish writer Karin Tidbeck has earned the 2013 William L. Crawford Fantasy Award for her 2012 collection “Jagannath: Stories (Cheeky Frawg Books).

The other shortlisted nominees for this year’s award were Rachel Hartman a close runner-up with her novel “Seraphina” (Random House), Saladin Ahmed for “Throne of the Crescent Moon” (DAW), Roz Kaveney for “Rituals” (Plus One), and Kiini Ibura Salaam for “Ancient, Ancient” (Aqueduct). The jury included Karen Burnham, Stacie Hanes, Niall Harrison, Ellen Klages, Cheryl Morgan, Graham Sleight, Jonathan Strahan and Liza Groen Trombi.

Karin Tidbeck_JagannathThe Crawford Award (which includes a cash prize) is given to a promising author whose first fantasy book was published during the preceding 18 months. It’s one of several awards presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, and is presented at the conference each March in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A. (March 21-25th 2013). Further details are at www.iafa.org, http://wiz.cath.vt.edu/iafa/awards.htm, http://iafa.highpoint.edu/awards/the-iafa-william-l-crawford-fantasy-award/

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