Congrats to Neil Gaiman, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Graveyard Book. Guess the judges were “astounded by Gaiman’s sharp, spine-tingling storytelling,” as BookPage reviewer Angela Leeper promised readers would be in our October 2008 review of the book. The Hugo is the most prestigious award in science fiction and fantasy, and past winners include Robert A. Heinlein, Lois McMasters Bujold, Susanna Clarke, Michael Chabon and Isaac Asimov. This is Gaiman’s second “Best Novel” win (American Gods received the 2002 Best Novel Hugo).
The full list of 2009 winners can be found here.