In a ceremony held on 3rd of September at AussieCon 4, the winners of the 2010 Ditmar Awards have been announced. The Ditmar Awards recognize the achievement in Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror and are awarded annually since 1969.
Best Novel: “Slights” by Kaaron Warren (Angry Robot Books)
Best Novella or Novelette: “Wives” by Paul Haines (X6/Couer de Lion)
Best Short Story: “Seventeen” by Cat Sparks (Masques, CSFG)
Best Collected Work: “Slice Of Life, Paul Haines” edited by Geoffrey Maloney (The Mayne Press)
Best Artwork: Lewis Morley - Cover art, “Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #42”
Best Fan Writer: Robert Hood for “Undead Backbrain” (roberthood.net/blog)
Best Fan Artist: Dick Jenssen for body of work
Best Fan Publication in Any Medium: “Steam Engine Time” edited by Bruce Gillespie and Janine Stinson
Best Achievement: Gillian Polack et al for the Southern Gothic banquet at Conflux
Best New Talent: Peter M. Ball
William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review: Helen Merrick for “The Secret Feminist Cabal: a cultural history of science fiction feminisms” (Aqueduct Press)
Congratulations to all the winners!