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August Derleth Award

The August Derleth Award was established in 1972 by the British Fantasy Society and is given to the best fantasy novel of the year as voted for by it's members and presented during the annual FantasyCon event. Horror novels have been fairly prevalent within the award (as you might expect given the awards namesake).

2012 see's a slight change to the award in that the August Derleth Award will be honouring the best Horror novel of the year while a new award, the Robert Holdstock award will be presented for the best fantasy novel.

  • 2012 -
    • - The Heroes - Joe Abercrombie
    • - 11.22.63 - Stephen King
    • - Cyber Circus - Kim Lakin-Smith
    • - A Dance with Dragons - George RR Martin
    • - The Ritual - Adam Nevill
    • - Among Others - Jo Walton
  • 2011 - Demon Dance Sam Stone
    • - Apartment 16 - Adam Nevill
    • - The Leaping - Tom Fletcher
    • - Pretty Little Dead Things - Gary McMahon
    • - The Silent Land - Graham Joyce
  • 2010 - One Conrad Williams
    • - Best Served Cold - Joe Abercrombie
    • - Futile Flame - Sam Stone
    • - The Naming of the Beasts - Mike Carey
    • - Under the Dome - Stephen King
  • 2009 - Memoirs of a Master Forger William Heaney
    • - The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
    • - Midnight Man - Simon Clark
    • - Rain Dogs- Gary McMahon
    • - Thieving Fear - Ramsey Campbell
    • - The Victoria Vanishes - Christopher Fowler
  • 2008 - The Grin of the Dark Ramsey Campbell
    • - Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill
    • - The Intruders - Michael Marshall
    • - The Servants - Michael Marshall Smith
    • - The Taken - Sarah Pinborough
    • - The Terror - Dan Simmons
  • 2007 - Dusk Tim Lebbon
    • - Breeding Ground - Sarah Pinborough
    • - Bridge of Dreams - Chaz Brenchley
    • - The Devil You Know- Mike Carey
    • - The Face of Twilight - Mark Samuels
    • - Jack of Ravens - Mark Chadbourn
    • - The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
    • - Nova Swing - M. John Harrison
    • - The Unblemished - Conrad Williams
  • 2006 - Anansi Boys Neil Gaiman
    • - A Feast for Crows - George R. R. Martin
    • - The Hounds of Avalon - Mark Chadbourn
    • - Nowhere Near an Angel - Mark Morris
    • - Secret Stories - Ramsey Campbell
    • - Vellum - Hal Duncan (Pan Macmillan)
  • 2005 - Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower Stephen King
    • - Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War - Clive Barker
    • - Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
    • - The Queen of Sinister - Mark Chadbourn
    • - The Water Room - Christopher Fowler
  • 2004 - Full Dark House Christopher Fowler
    • - Felaheen - Jon Courtenay Grimwood
    • - Lost Boy, Lost Girl - Peter Straub
    • - Nobody True - James Herbert
    • - The Poison Master - Liz Williams
    • - Vampyrrhic Rites - Simon Clark
  • 2003 - The Scar China Miéville
    • - The Darkest Part of the Woods - Ramsey Campbell
    • - The Devil in Green - Mark Chadbourn
    • - The Facts of Life - Graham Joyce
    • - White Apples - Jonathan Carroll
  • 2002 - The Night of the Triffids Simon Clark
    • - Always Forever - Mark Chadbourn
    • - American Gods - Neil Gaiman
    • - Bold as Love - Gwyneth Jones
    • - Smoking Poppy - Graham Joyce
  • 2001 - Perdido Street Station China Miéville
    • - Hush - Tim Lebbon & Gavin Williams
    • - Mr. X - Peter Straub
    • - The Ragchild - Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis
    • - Silent Children - Ramsey Campbell
  • 2000 - Indigo Graham Joyce
    • - The Amber Citadel - Freda Warrington
    • - The Marriage of Sticks - Jonathan Carroll
    • - Shelter - Chaz Brenchley
    • - World's End - Mark Chadbourn
  • 1999 - Bag of Bones Stephen King
    • - Chasm - Stephen Laws
    • - Gate of Ivory - Robert Holdstock
    • - Kissing the Beehive - Jonathan Carroll
    • - One of Us - Michael Marshall Smith
    • - Someplace to Be Flying - Charles de Lint
    • - The Stormwatcher - Graham Joyce
    • - Vampyrrhic - Simon Clark
  • 1998 - Light Errant Chaz Brenchley
    • - The House on Nazareth Hill - Ramsey Campbell
    • - Mesmer - Tim Lebbon
    • - Polgara the Sorceress - David & Leigh Eddings
    • - Signs of Life - M. John Harrison
  • 1997 - The Tooth Fairy Graham Joyce
    • - Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb
    • - Excession - Iain M. Banks
    • - The Hellfire Club - Peter Straub
    • - Hogfather - Terry Pratchett
    • - Sacrament - Clive Barker
    • - Scenting Hallowed Blood - Storm Constantine
    • - Spares - Michael Marshall Smith
  • 1996 - Requiem Graham Joyce
    • - Blood Crazy - Simon Clark
    • - Dead of Light - Chaz Brenchley
    • - The Gap Into Madness: Chaos and Order - Stephen R. Donaldson
    • - The Time Ships - Stephen Baxter
  • 1995 - Only Forward Michael Marshall Smith
    • - Blood Wars - Brian Lumley
    • - Nocturne - Mark Chadbourn
    • - Pasquale's Angel - Paul J. McAuley
    • - The Quorum - Kim Newman
  • 1994 - The Long Lost Ramsey Campbell
  • 1993 - Dark Sister Graham Joyce
  • 1992 - Outside the Dog Museum Jonathan Carroll
  • 1991 - Midnight Sun Ramsey Campbell
  • 1990 - Carrion Comfort Dan Simmons
  • 1989 - The Influence Ramsey Campbell
  • 1988 - The Hungry Moon Ramsey Campbell
  • 1987 - It Stephen King
  • 1986 - The Ceremonies T. E. D. Klein
  • 1985 - Incarnate Ramsey Campbell
  • 1984 - Floating Dragon Peter Straub
  • 1983 - The Sword of the Lictor Gene Wolfe
  • 1982 - Cujo Stephen King
  • 1981 - To Wake the Dead Ramsey Campbell
  • 1980 - Death's Master Tanith Lee
  • 1979 - The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever Stephen R. Donaldson
  • 1978 - A Spell for Chameleon Piers Anthony
  • 1977 - The Dragon and the George Gordon R. Dickson
  • 1976 - The Hollow Lands Michael Moorcock
  • 1975 - The Sword and the Stallion Michael Moorcock
  • 1974 - Hrolf Kraki's Saga Poul Anderson
  • 1973 - The King of the Swords Michael Moorcock
  • 1972 - The Knight of the Swords Michael Moorcock
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