Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell Wins Hugo Award

Posted on August 9, 2005

Susanna Clarke has won the Hugo Award for her novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. 2,000 people attended the 2005 World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in Glasgow, Scotland. The winners included:

Best Novel: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell< by Susanna Clarke

Best Novella: "The Concrete Jungle" by Charles Stross

Best Novelette: "The Faery Handbag" by Kelly Link

Best Short Story: "Travels with My Cats" by Mike Resnick

Best Related Book: The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction Edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: The Incredibles Written & Directed by Brad Bird

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: "33" - Battlestar Galactica, Written by Ronald D. Moore and Directed by Michael Rymer.

Best Professional Editor: Ellen Datlow

Best Professional Artist: Jim Burns

Best Semiprozine: Ansible, Edited by David Langford

Best Fanzine: Plokta, Edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Mike Scott

Best Fan Writer: David Langford

Best Fan Artist: Sue Mason

Best Web Site: SciFiction, edited by Ellen Datlow. Craig Engler, general manager.

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (not a Hugo Award): Elizabeth Bear

Special Interaction Committee Award (not a Hugo Award): David Pringle

We understand that Susanna Clarke is hard at work on the sequel to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and that the screenwriters are hard at work on the screenplay for the film adaptation. Adapting Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell into a film has got to be one of the most difficult screenwriting assignments we've heard of yet. Although they said no one could adapt Lord of the Rings properly, and that turned out quite well indeed. Still, the thought of all those footnotes...

(Updated on 8-11-05 to correct that fact that half the winners were unintentionally missing from the post: thanks to Emerald City for the heads up!)

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