Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award

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Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award
Awarded forExcellence in science fiction and fantasy writing, literary achievements
Presented byScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
CountryUnited States
First awarded1974
Official websitesfwa.org


The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award is a lifetime honor from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The SFWA gives up to one award each year to a writer of fantasy or science fiction. It started in 1975 when Robert Heinlein became the first SFWA Grand Master. The name Damon Knight was added in 2002. He started the SFWA and died in 2002.[1][2]

The award is given each year at the SFWA Nebula Awards banquet, but it is not one of the Nebulas. Only SFWA officers and past presidents suggest Grand Masters, and the final choice must be approved by a majority of that group.[1] The winner is announced in advance.

Grand Masters[change | change source]

There have been 34 SFWA Grand Masters in the 44 years from 1974/1975 to 2017/2018.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master" Archived 2013-03-08 at the Wayback Machine. Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "SFWA Grand Master Award" Archived 2011-08-05 at the Wayback Machine. The Locus Index to SF Awards: About the Awards. Locus Publications. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  3. "2005 Nebula Award winners". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Inc. May 6, 2006. Archived from the original on July 5, 2008.
  4. Nawotka, Edward (April 24, 2008). "Nebula Awards puts Austin and Texas writers at center of science fiction world". Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on April 29, 2008.
  5. "Michael Moorcock named SFWA Grand Master". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Inc. February 28, 2008. Archived from the original on April 2, 2008.
  6. "Nebula Awards 2009". Cover It Live. April 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
  7. "SWFA live". Twitter. 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2009-04-25.[page needed]
  8. "Joe Haldeman named Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master". SFWA. December 15, 2009. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
  9. "SFWA names Connie Willis recipient of the 2011 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award". SFWA. January 16, 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
  10. 2012 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master awarded to Gene Wolfe". SFWA. December 13, 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
  11. Alison Flood (December 14, 2012). "Gene Wolfe wins grand master award for science fiction and fantasy". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  12. "2013 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award: Samuel R. Delany". SFWA. December 4, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
  13. "2015 Larry Niven Named SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master". SFWA. March 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
  14. "C.J. Cherryh Named SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master". SFWA. February 17, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  15. "SFWA Announces Newest Damon Knight Grand Master – Jane Yolen". SFWA. November 29, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  16. "SFWA Announces Newest Grand Master – Peter S. Beagle". SFWA. January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  17. "Beagle Named SFWA Grand Master". Locus Magazine. January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  18. "Gibson Named SFWA Grand Master". Locus Magazine. January 8, 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2019.