Monday, April 7, 2014

2013 Aurealis Awards

Saturday, April 5th, on a ceremony held in Canberra at the Australian National University the winners of the 2013 Aurealis Awards have been announced:

Best illustrated book or graphic novel (tie):

“Burger Force” by Jackie Ryan (self published)

“The Deep Vol. 2: The Vanishing Island” by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer (Gestalt Publishing)

Best children’s book:

“The four seasons of Lucy McKenzie” by Kirsty Murray (Allen & Unwin)

Best young adult short fiction:

“By Bone-light” by Juliet Marillier (“Prickle Moon” / Ticonderoga Publications)

Best young adult novel (tie):

“These Broken Stars” by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Allen & Unwin)

“Fairytales for Wilde Girls” by Allyse Near (Random House Australia)

Best horror short fiction:

“The Year of Ancient Ghosts” by Kim Wilkins (“The Year of Ancient Ghosts” / Ticonderoga Publications)

Best horror novel:

“Fairytales for Wilde Girls” by Allyse Near (Random House Australia)

Best fantasy short fiction:

“The Last Stormdancer” by Jay Kristoff (Thomas Dunne Books)

Best fantasy novel:

“A Crucible of Souls” by Mitchell Hogan (self published)

Best science fiction short story:

“Air, Water and the Grove” by Kaaron Warren (“The Lowest Heaven” / Pandemonium Press)

Best science fiction novel:

“Lexicon” by Max Barry (Hachette Australia)

Best anthology (tie):

“The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012” edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (Ticonderoga Publications)

“One Small Step An Anthology Of Discoveries” edited by Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing)

Best collection:

“The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories’ by Joanne Anderton (FableCroft Publishing)

The Peter McNamara Convenors’ Award for Excellence:

Jonathan Strahan

Kris Hembury Encouragement Award:

Tristan Savage

Congratulations to all the winners!

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