Reviews of World Fantasy Award Winners

This is a list of World Fantasy Award winners for best novel, including ratings for those books that I've read and links to reviews where I've written one. This is a judged award associated with the World Fantasy conventions, although two of the places on the final ballot are determined by popular vote.

2023 C.S.E. Cooney Saint Death's Daughter
2022 Tasha Suri The Jasmine Throne
2021 Alaya Dawn Johnson Trouble the Saints
2020 Kacen Callender Queen of the Conquered
2019 C.L. Polk Witchmark
2018 Victor LaValle The Changeling
2018 Fonda Lee Jade City
2017 Claire North The Sudden Appearance of Hope
2016 Anna Smaill The Chimes
2015 David Mitchell The Bone Clocks
2014 Sofia Samatar A Stranger in Olondria
2013 G. Willow Wilson Alif the Unseen
2012 Lavie Tidhar Osama
2011 Nnedi Okorafor Who Fears Death
2010 China Miéville The City & The City 9 out of 10
2009 Jeffrey Ford The Shadow Year
2009 Margo Lanagan Tender Morsels
2008 Guy Gavriel Kay Ysabel 7 out of 10
2007 Gene Wolfe Soldier of Sidon
2006 Haruki Murakami Kafka on the Shore
2005 Susanna Clarke Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 8 out of 10
2004 Jo Walton Tooth and Claw 9 out of 10
2003 Patricia A. McKillip Ombria in Shadow
2003 Graham Joyce The Facts of Life
2002 Ursula K. Le Guin The Other Wind 8 out of 10
2001 Tim Powers Declare 5 out of 10
2001 Sean Stewart Galveston
2000 Martin Scott Thraxas
1999 Louise Erdrich The Antelope Wife
1998 Jeffrey Ford The Physiognomy
1997 Rachel Pollack Godmother Night
1996 Christopher Priest The Prestige
1995 James Morrow Towing Jehovah
1994 Lewis Shiner Glimpses
1993 Tim Powers Last Call
1992 Robert R. McCammon Boy's Life
1991 James Morrow Only Begotten Daughter
1991 Ellen Kushner Thomas the Rhymer 9 out of 10
1990 Jack Vance Lyonesse: Madouc
1989 Peter Straub Koko
1988 Ken Grimwood Replay
1987 Patrick Süskind Perfume
1986 Dan Simmons Song of Kali
1985 Robert Holdstock Mythago Wood
1985 Barry Hughart Bridge of Birds 9 out of 10
1984 John M. Ford The Dragon Waiting 6 out of 10
1983 Michael Shea Nifft the Lean
1982 John Crowley Little, Big 8 out of 10
1981 Gene Wolfe The Shadow of the Torturer 8 out of 10
1980 Elizabeth A. Lynn Watchtower 6 out of 10
1979 Michael Moorcock Gloriana
1978 Fritz Leiber Our Lady of Darkness
1977 William Kotzwinkle Doctor Rat
1976 Richard Matheson Bid Time Return
1975 Patricia A. McKillip The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

Ratings for books that don't have a review are based on my memory of the book. The rating may well change if I get a chance to read the book again.

Last modified and spun 2023-11-04