A GAME OF THRONES WINS IGNOTUS AWARD
November 22, 2003
The Spanish translation of A GAME OF THRONES from Gigamesh Press of Barcelona has been named the winner of the Ignotus Award as the “Best Foreign Novel of 2002.” The Ignotus Awards — the “Spanish Hugo” — are voted by the members of the Spanish Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (AEFCF), and given annually at Hispacon, Spain’s national convention. The award is a reproduction of the 2001 monolith, done in black concrete 15cm high.
Needless to say, I’m delighted to learn that my novel was so well received by the fans and readers in Spain. But a large part of the credit goes to my Spanish translator, Cristina Macia. I hope she’ll be getting a black monolith as well.
The cover art for Gigamesh’s edition of DYING OF THE LIGHT also took home an Ignotus, for “Best Illustration.” My thanks and congratulations go out toJuan Miguel Aguilera, the artist, who did such a splendid job of evoking Worlorn. Aguilera’s award-winning cover painting can be seen in the Art Gallery, for those who’d like to have a look.
And my thanks as well to Alejo Cuevo and all his crew at Gigamesh. I could not ask for a better publisher… or a better host, when last I visited Baracelona. One of these days I really must get back there.