Thanks to the magic of Twitter, we knew almost as soon as it was announced that my good friend and colleague (in indie press) Alisa Krasnostein won the World (WORLD!!!) Fantasy Special Award – Non-professional in San Diego (presented at World Fantasy Con) for her work at Twelfth Planet Press. The World Fantasy Awards are annual, international awards given to authors and artists who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fantasy and are considered among the most prestigious in the speculative fiction genre.
I’m SO excited for Alisa – this backs up from the international award win Twelfth Planet Press had at the WSFA Small Press Award last year, with Tansy Rayner Roberts’ “Siren Beat”, and TPP is just going from strength to strength. Alisa works so hard for her press, producing beautiful, brilliant books and nurturing creative talent in Australia. Well done Alisa!!