From Locus Online:
Finalists for this year’s Crawford Award, for the best first book by a new fantasy writer, are Daniel Abraham’s A Shadow in Summer, Alan De Niro’s Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead, Keith Donohue’s The Stolen Child, Theodora Goss’s In The Forest of Forgetting, Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora, Naomi Novik’s Temeraire, and M. Rickert’s Map of Dreams. The award has been given annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts since 1985 and was originally funded by a gift from Andre Norton. Nominators for this year’s award included Kelly Link, Graham Sleight, Niall Harrison, Jonathan Strahan, Farah Mendlesohn, and Gary K. Wolfe. The award will be presented at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, March 14-18 in Fort Lauderdale.
Yay for Alan, Mary Rickert and Dora Goss! (Thanks, Gavin!)