Here are the winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2010, as announced at the British Fantasy Awards ceremony at FantasyCon 2010.
Best Novel: the August Derleth Fantasy Award
ONE, Conrad Williams (Virgin Horror)
THE LANGUAGE OF DYING, Sarah Pinborough (PS Publishing)
Best Short Fiction
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE NIGHT, Michael Marshall Smith (Nightjar)
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 20, edited by Stephen Jones (Constable and Robinson)
LOVE SONGS FOR THE SHY AND CYNICAL, Robert Shearman (Big Finish)
The PS Publishing Best Small Press Award
TELOS PUBLISHING, David Howe
Best Comic/Graphic Novel
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER?, Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert (DC Comics/Titan Books)
VINCENT CHONG, for work including covers for The Witnesses Are Gone (PS Publishing) and The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (Constable & Robinson)
ANSIBLE, David Langford
MURKY DEPTHS, edited and published by Terry Martin
DOCTOR WHO, head writer: Russell T Davies (BBC Wales)
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, directed by Tomas Alfredson (EFTI)
Best Newcomer – the Sydney J. Bounds Award
KARI SPERRING for LIVING WITH GHOSTS (DAW)
The British Fantasy Society Special Award: the Karl Edward Wagner Award
The British Fantasy Award winners were decided by a vote of the combined memberships of the British Fantasy Society, FantasyCon 2009 and FantasyCon 2010. The exceptions are the the Sydney J. Bounds Award, decided by a panel of appointed judges, and the Karl Edward Wagner Award, decided by the British Fantasy Society and FantasyCon 2010 committees.
The winner of the BFS Short Story Competition 2010 was also announced during the ceremony. The winning story was “Omar the Teller of Tales” by Robin Tompkins. The runner-up was “The Song” by Travis Heermann, and third place went to “Beating Heart” by Dan Malach.