Update: Amazon blog post about the awards.
I’m thrilled to say that my novel Finch (UK version pictured in the upper right corner) is a finalist for the World Fantasy Award.
I’m not big on awards, but the World Fantasy Award means a lot to me–the one I won in 2000 for “The Transformation of Martin Lake” more or less led to a publishing deal for City of Saints, along with Mike Moorcock agreeing to do an introduction.
This is something like my eighth or ninth nomination, with two wins. Having served on the jury, I know how tough it is to get on the ballot, and, for that reason, I’m quite frankly just happy to be a finalist. We should always celebrate the finalists. Finch has now been a finalist for the Nebula Award, Locus Award, and the World Fantasy Award.
Lots of good stuff on the ballot, but I would like to point out Kiernan’s Red Tree, which I loved, and Steve Duffy’s “The Lion’s Den,” which we picked for our The Weird anthology.