Lisa Yaszek, SFRA President, announced the 2009 winners of SFRA’s professional awards on Friday. Congratulations to this year’s winners:
The Pilgrim Award for lifetime contributions to SF and fantasy scholarship goes to Brian Attebery;
The Pioneer Award for the best critical essay-length work of the year goes to Neil Easterbrook for “Giving An Account of Oneself”: Ethics, Alterity, _Air_”;
The Clareson Award for for Distinguished Service to SF and fantasy scholarship goes to Hal Hall;
The Mary Kay Bray Award for the best essay, interview, or extended review to appear in the _SFRA Review_ in the past year goes to Sandor Klapcsik for his review of _Rewired_ (SFRAR #284); and
The Graduate Student Paper Award for the best essay presented at the 2008 SFRA conference:
Dave Higgins for “The Imperial Unconscious: Samuel R. Delany’s _The Fall of the Towers_.”
Join us in Atlanta, Georgia to congratulate the winners during the award presentations at the 40th annual SFRA Conference with the dual themes of Engineering the Future and Southern-Fried Science Fiction and Fantasy on June 11-14 2009.