The awards

“The 42 Awards? As part of Festival 42? To highlight the previous year's best fantasy works? And selected by two professional juries? Why all this?

It's easy: From the Ictineu awards in CatCon, the Hugo awards in WorldCon, the Ignotus awards in HispaCon or the Kelvin awards at the Celsius Festival, literary fantasy events usually have their own awards for the best works published during the year leading up to the award. And Festival 42 will also have its own awards, in nine categories for now, thus also subscribing to the idea of becoming a prescriber as is usual in these areas. The prizes, designed by Tono Cristòfol, will be awarded at the main ceremony on Saturday night.

You are, of course, invited to attend so you can be the first to find out the result of the votes of two independent, professional and - naturally - specialist juries. On the one hand, there will be a jury in Catalan, which this year will be formed by the experts Raül Maigí from Les Rades Grises, Daniel Genís Mas from El Biblionauta, Karen Madrid Ribas from Quimèric, and Isabel del Río from La Font de Mimir. There will also be a jury in Spanish, which this year will be formed by the writer and journalist Laura Fernández, the also writer and contributor to Fantífica, Susana Vallejo, the also writer and head of SuperSonic, Cristina Jurado, and the disseminator of this genre in publications such as Windumanoth, Daniel Pérez Castrillón. And all this in the categories described below.

So don't forget: Saturday, 6 November at 9 pm. If you watch the event live, you'll be able to see the winners - whose identities will be kept secret until then - collect their awards. Otherwise, just check out this section of the website: we will update it with the first list of winners and will recommend that you read and enjoy their work as soon as you possibly can. Mark our words: it'll be worth it.

 

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Award for best original work in Catalan 2021

Award for best original work in Spanish 2021

Award for best work translated into Catalan 2021

Award for best work translated into Spanish 2021

Award for best classic translated into Catalan 2021

Award for the best newcomer in Catalan 2021

Award for the best newcomer in Spanish 2021

Honorary awards 2021