We have received word from The David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy, that 2017’s awards will be presented as part of Derby’s Edge-Lit 6 in July.
Edge-Lit 6 runs on the 15th July 2017 at QUAD, Derby’s independent cinema and art space.
The awards have been presented since 2009 and have been given accolades to Brent Weeks, Patrick Rothfuss, Mark Lawrence, Brandon Sanderson and many others.
Stan Nicholls, Chair of the David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy, said: ‘Edge-Lit has established itself as one of the highlight events of the genre year, and the Gemmell Awards are thrilled to be part of 2017’s line-up. Devoted as they both are to championing the best of speculative fiction, the Gemmells and Edge-Lit are a perfect match. Roll on next July!’
The David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy were launched in 2009, in tribute to bestselling fantasy author David Gemmell, who passed away in 2006, and to honour the best fiction and artwork in the heroic fantasy field. Recipients of the awards include authors Andrzei Sapkowski, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Brent Weeks, John Gwynne, Mark Lawrence, Brian McClellan and Peter Newman; and artists including Didier Graffet, Raymond Swanland, Jason Chan and Sam Green.