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The finalists of the World Fantasy Awards have been announced. The finalists for the novel and short story are:


Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)

Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Tor Books)

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (Saga Press / Titan UK)

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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey US / Jo Fletcher Books UK)

The Midnight Bargain by CL Polk (Erewhon Books US / Orbit UK)


Ring Shout, or Hunting Ku Kluxes in the End Times by P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom)

“Stepsister” by Leah Cypess (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May / June 2020)

Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings (Tordotcom)

The four deep tissues of RB Lemberg (Tachyon Publications)

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi (Tordotcom) has the full list of finalists, including the Short Fiction, Anthology, Collection, Artist, Special Award – Professional, and Special Award – Non-Professional categories.

The winners will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention in Montréal, Canada, November 4-7.

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