SFWA Grand Master Award

The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award is an award given by SFWA. It is awarded to a living author for lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy. It is not a Nebula Award though it is awarded at the Nebula ceremony. It was originally known as the Grand Master Award, but in 2002 it was renamed in honor of the late Damon Knight, a founder of SFWA and the N3F.

Through 1995, awards were limited to no more than six per decade. Since this award is not made posthumously, this was relaxed to one per year.

1975 Robert A. Heinlein
1976 Jack Williamson
1977 Clifford D. Simak
1978 No Grandmaster
1979 L. Sprague de Camp
1980 No Grandmaster
1981 Fritz Leiber
1982 No Grandmaster
1983 No Grandmaster
1984 Andre Norton
1985 No Grandmaster
1986 Arthur C. Clarke
1987 Isaac Asimov
1988 Alfred Bester
1989 Ray Bradbury
1990 No Grandmaster
1991 Lester del Rey
1992 No Grandmaster
1993 Frederik Pohl
1994 No Grandmaster
1995 Damon Knight
1996 A. E. van Vogt
1997 Jack Vance
1998 Poul Anderson
1999 Hal Clement (Harry Stubbs)
2000 Brian W. Aldiss
2001 Philip José Farmer
2002 No Grandmaster
2003 Ursula K. Le Guin
2004 Robert Silverberg
2005 Anne McCaffrey
2006 Harlan Ellison
2007 James Gunn
2008 Michael Moorcock
2009 Harry Harrison
2010 Joe Haldeman
2011 No Grandmaster
2012 Connie Willis
2013 Gene Wolfe
2014 Samuel R. Delany
2015 Larry Niven
2016 Jane Yolen