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World Fantasy Award Winners

The winners of the 2016 World Fantasy Awards:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

David G. Hartwell

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Andrzej Sapkowski

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NOVELS

* Anna Smaill, The Chimes (Sceptre)

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Convergence of ideas

I have no idea how the brain works, but in a novel-writing brain (er, mine at least) it works from convergence. Or at least that’s my theory this morning.

BarloughIn the excellent on line magazine, Black Gate, I read an interview with Jeffrey E. Barlough, author of the Western Lights series. He described how his latest book in the series came from combining three different writing projects he was working on. He also said that his rich alternate history world came from the intersection of 1) his interest in paleontology; 2) a love of Victorian fiction; and 3) his time as a volunteer excavator and the La Brea Tar Pits.

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