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Aurealis Awards Results

The 2009 Aurealis Awards results were announced live on their own Twitter feed, which may be a first for an SF award. It makes it rather less easy for us to copy and paste, but here goes:

  • Peter McNamara Convenors’ Award for Excellence: Jack Dann
  • Best Science Fiction Novel: Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait, K A Bedford
  • Best Science Fiction Short Story: “The Empire, Simon Brown”
  • Best Fantasy Novel: The Two Pearls of Wisdom, Alison Goodman
  • Best Fantasy Short Story: “Sammarynda Deep”, Cat Sparks
  • Best Horror Novel: The Seance, John Harwood
  • Best Horror Short Story: “Painlessness”, Kirstyn McDermott
  • Anthology: The Starry Rift, Jonathan Strahan (ed)
  • Collection: Magic Dirt, Sean Williams and Russell B. Farr (ed)
  • Young adult novel: Finnikin of the Rock, Melina Marchetta
  • Young Adult Short Story: “Cracks”, Trent Jamieson
  • Illustrated book / Graphic Novel: Tales from Outer Suburbia, Shaun Tan
  • Children’s Novel: The Wizard of Rondo, Emily Rodda
  • Children’s Fiction Illustrated Work/Picture Book: The Wolf Kingdom Series, Richard Harland & Laura Peterson

Jonathan Strahan’s acceptance speech is online here.

The Shuan Tan graphic novel is not released in the USA until next month. It is, of course, eligible for a Hugo this year, but if the usual eligibility extension motion passes in Montreal (and Graphic Story is made a permanent category) it will presumably be one of the hot favorites for next year.

Update: The full official results are now online here.

One Response to “Aurealis Awards Results”

  1. on 24 Jan 2009 at 11:23 amSusan Loyal

    My copy of the US edition of Tales from Outer Suburbia arrived in mid-January (which doesn’t change anything about the eligibility for awards, but does mean that folks here can see the lovely book right now).

    Alison Goodman’s novel was released in the US in late December under the title Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, and it was a YA release. It’s therefore eligible only for the current round of awards, and all too easy to overlook as a result of the title change. The two titles are so incredibly unrelated!