The winner of the 2013 World Fantasy Award for novel went to Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson.
The World Fantasy Awards are annual, international awards given to authors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fantasy.
The awards are considered among the most prestigious in the speculative fiction genre,and can be awarded to any work falling within the realm of fantasy, although some media are restricted to certain categories.
Because of the small number of judges for the World Fantasy Awards, and because they usually try to read very comprehensively in the field, selections for the awards are often eclectic. For example, low-selling but high-quality works from small press publications, which may be overlooked by other awards, often receive a critical spotlight in the World Fantasy Awards.
Alif the Unseen can be found under: SF Wilson, G. Willow at WPPL.