In a ceremony held at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, Saturday 24th of January, the winners of the annual Aurealis Awards were announced. The Aurealis Awards reward the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers and it is at its thirteenth edition.
Best science fiction novel: "Wonders of a Godless World" by Andrew McGahan (Allen & Unwin)
Best science fiction short story: "Clockwork, Patchwork and Ravens" by Peter M. Ball (Apex Magazine May 2009)
Best fantasy novel: "Magician's Apprentice" by Trudi Canavan (Orbit)
Best fantasy short story - joint winners: "Father’s Kill" by Christopher Green (Beneath Ceaseless Skies #24) & "Once a Month, On a Sunday" by Ian McHugh (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #40)
Best horror novel: "Red Queen" by Honey Brown (Penguin Australia)
Best horror short story - joint winners: "Wives" by Paul Haines (X6) & "Slice of Life - A Spot of Liver" by Paul Haines (Slice of Life, The Mayne Press)
Best anthology: "Eclipse 3" edited by Jonathan Strahan (Night Shade Books)
Best collection: "Oceanic" by Greg Egan (Gollancz)
Best illustrated book/graphic novel: "Scarygirl" by Nathan Jurevicius (Allen & Unwin)
Best young adult novel: "Leviathan Trilogy: Book One" by Scott Westerfeld (Penguin)
Best young adult short story: "Seventeen" by Cat Sparks (Masques, CSFG)
Best children's novel: "A Ghost in My Suitcase" by Gabrielle Wang (Puffin Books)
Best children's short fiction/illustrated work/picture book: "Victor's Challenge" by Pamela Freeman, illustrated by Kim Gamble (Walker Books Australia)
Congratulations to all the winners!