David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy
The David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy were established in memory of David Gemmell and first awarded in 2009. In 2009, only the Legend Award for best fantasy novel was awarded by open voting. Beginning on 2010, the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer and the Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art were added.
Winners and Nominations
- Best novel: Andrzej Sapkowski for Blood of Elves
The 2010 awards were presented in June 2010.
- Best novel: Graham McNeill for Empire
- Best newcomer: Pierre Pevel for The Cardinal's Blades
- Cover art: Didier Graffet, Dave Senior and Laura Brett for Best Served Cold (written by Joe Abercrombie)
The 2011 awards were presented in June 2011.
- Best novel: Brandon Sanderson for The Way of Kings
- Best newcomer: Darius Hinks for Warrior Priest
- Nominated: N.K. Jemisin for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
- Nominated: Alexey Pehov for Shadow Prowler
- Nominated: Blake Charlton for Spellwright
- Nominated: Mary Victoria for Tymon's Flight
- Cover art: Olof Erla Einarsdottir for Power and Majesty (written by Tansy Rayner Roberts)
The 2012 awards were presented in June 2012.
- Best novel: Patrick Rothfuss for The Wise Man's Fear
- Best newcomer: Helen Lowe for Heir of Night
- Cover art: Raymond Swanland for Blood of Aenarion (written by William King)
The 2013 awards were presented in October 2013.
- Best novel: Brent Weeks for The Blinding Knife
- Best newcomer: John Gwynne for Malice
- Cover art: Didier Graffet and Dave Senior for Red Country (written by Joe Abercrombie)
The 2014 awards were presented in June 2014.
- Best novel: Mark Lawrence for Emperor of Thorns
- Best newcomer: Brian McClellan for Promise of Blood
- Nominated: Mark T. Barnes for The Garden of Stones
- Nominated: Luke Scull for The Grim Company
- Nominated: David Guymer for Headtaker
- Nominated: Antoine Rouaud for The Path of Anger
- Cover art: Jason Chan for Emperor of Thorns (written by Mark Lawrence)
The 2015 awards were presented in August 2015.
- Best novel: Brandon Sanderson for Words of Radiance
- Best newcomer: Brian Staveley for The Emperor's Blades
- Cover art: Sam Green for Words of Radiance (written by Brandon Sanderson)
The 2016 awards were presented in September 2016.
- Best novel: Mark Lawrence for The Liar’s Key
- Best newcomer: Peter Newman for The Vagrant
- Nominated: Stephen Aryan for Battlemage
- Nominated: Seth Dickinson for The Traitor Baru Cormorant
- Nominated: Francesca Haig for The Fire Sermon
- Nominated: Lucy Hounsom for Starborn
- Nominated: Sabaa Tahir for An Ember in the Ashes
- Cover art: Jason Chan for The Liar’s Key (written by Mark Lawrence)
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