The David G. Hartwell Emerging Scholar Award

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts presents an annual award and stipend to the graduate student submitting the most outstanding paper at the Association’s conference. Originally named the Graduate Student Award, the award was renamed in 2016 to honor the late David. G. Hartwell.

Sheetala Bhat 2019
Kelli Shermeyer 2018
Grant Dempsey 2017
Jordan S. Carroll 2016
Taylor Evans 2015
Malisa Kurtz 2014
Cassandra Bausman 2013
Timothy S. Miller 2012
Mark DeCicco 2011
Elizabeth McManus 2010
Kurt Fawver 2009
Greg Bechtel 2008
Richard Landon 2007
Darja Malcolm-Clarke 2006
Christine Mains 2005
Rebekah Long 2004
Martin Horstkotte 2003
Eve Tal 2002
Sarah Canfield Fuller 2002
Janis Dawson 2001
David Sandner 2000
Ann Vasey 1999
Alexander C. Irvine 1998
Suzanna Nyberg 1997
Joel A. Hollander 1996
Greer Watson 1995
Diana Pharoah Francis 1994
Carter F. Hanson 1994
Robin Calfee-Moye 1993
Maureen King 1992
Marcelaine Wininger Rovano 1992
Rob Latham 1991
Jianjiong Zhu 1990
Michael Collins 1989
Sally Bartlett 1988
Veronica Hollinger 1987
Hollinger grad award

Veronica Hollinger walking to the podium to receive the first IAFA Graduate Student Award, 1987, photo by Robert A. Collins, courtesy of FAU Special Collections, Robert A. Collins Collection


A longtime friend of this conference (he first attended in 1984), David G. Hartwell served as IAFA Book Exhibit and Sales Director and as a member of the IAFA Executive Board from 1995 until his death in 2016. An American editor of science fiction, horror, and fantasy, as well as numerous anthologies, David founded the Timescape imprint at Pocket and was a long-time Senior Editor at Tor/Forge. He chaired the board of directors of the World Fantasy Convention, and, with Gordon Van Gelder, administrated the Philip K. Dick Award.  From 1988-2012, under his own imprint (Dragon Press), David published the influential and highly acclaimed New York Review of Science Fiction.  He was a friendly force to be reckoned with, and we miss him very much.

David G. Hartwell at ICFA 36 in 2015. Photo by Bill Clemente.

David G. Hartwell at ICFA 36 in 2015. Photo by Bill Clemente.