Avilion nominated

The Czech Akademie Science Fiction, Fantasy a Hororu has announced its list of nominations for its annual Academy Awards for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror 2010.

Rob’s novel Avilion has been nominated in the Best Fantasy and Horror category.

Here’s the prestigious short-list:

  • Joe Abercrombie: Best Served Cold (Polaris)
  • Hal Duncan: Ink (Laser-books)
  • Robert Holdstock: Avilion (Polaris)
  • China Miéville: Kraken (Laser-books)
  • Dan Simmons: The Black Hills (Pleiades Publishing)

Rob’s friend and translator Petr Kotrle is also nominated in the ‘Best Translator’ category – Rob would have been delighted for him.

Rob won the Akademie’s Best Novel Award in 2002 for The Iron Grail.