Newswire: World Fantasy Awards retire trophies modeled after H.P. Lovecraft

As reported by The Guardian, the organizers of the World Fantasy Convention have announced that they will no longer be presenting the winners of its prestigious World Fantasy Award with a statuette that bears the likeness of H.P. Lovecraft. The Bone Clocks author David Mitchell (who won the award for best novel at this year’s event) will be one of the last people to receive the creepy little trophy. The Guardian notes that the World Fantasy people didn’t give an official reason for the change or announce what will replace Lovecraft’s spooky head, but this announcement comes after a petition to change the statuette received over 2,500 signatures last year, as well as a number of complaints from World Fantasy Award winners and nominees.

Lovecraft, of course, created the iconic “Cthulhu Mythos,” an umbrella term later given to a particular style of bizarre horror stories …

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