2009 Aurealis Awards

Posted on 24 January 2010. Filed under: Awards | Tags: , , |

Australia has some absolutely awesome authors and there are awards during the year to recognise their brilliance. The first one of the year is the Aurealis Awards and when I read the list of finalists I was stoked to see Trudi Canavan on the list and then waited with bated breath to see how she went, naturally she won the Best Fantasy Novel category and I’ll see if I can get her to say a few words here but I won’t promise anything.

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine was mentioned twice as two of the short stories they’d published were nominated, that issue must have been a bumper of a magazine as they were both from issue 40 and one of them won. It’s a great little magazine and I have a subscription. I’ve managed to collect almost all of the 42 issues and they have some wonderful stories. They only publish quality work, I know as they turned down my poem even though I’m friends with the Slush Mistress of the time. I’ll have more to say about them in a future blog when I talk about slush piles.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2009 Aurealis Awards!

The winners were announced at the thirteenth annual Aurealis Awards ceremony at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane on Saturday 24 January 2010.

And the Winners are (taken from the Aurealis website):

best science fiction novel
Andrew McGahan, Wonders of a Godless World, Allen & Unwin

best science fiction short story
Peter M. Ball, ‘Clockwork, Patchwork and Ravens’, Apex Magazine May 2009

best fantasy novel
Trudi Canavan, Magician’s Apprentice, Orbit

best fantasy short story – Joint winners
Christopher Green, ‘Father’s Kill’, Beneath Ceaseless Skies #24
Ian McHugh, ‘Once a Month, On a Sunday’, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #40, Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Co-operative Ltd

best horror novel
Honey Brown, Red Queen, Penguin Australia

best horror short story – Joint winners
Paul Haines, ‘Wives’, X6, Coeur de Lion Publishing
Paul Haines, ‘Slice of Life – A Spot of Liver’, Slice of Life, The Mayne Press

best anthology
Jonathan Strahan (editor), Eclipse 3, Night Shade Books

best collection
Greg Egan, Oceanic, Gollancz

best illustated book/graphic novel
Nathan Jurevicius, Scarygirl, Allen & Unwin

best young adult novel
Scott Westerfeld, Leviathan Trilogy: Book One, Penguin

best young adult short story
Cat Sparks, ‘Seventeen’, Masques, CSFG

best children’s (8-12 years) novel
Gabrielle Wang, A Ghost in My Suitcase, Puffin Books

best children’s (8-12 years)
short fiction/illustrated work/picture book
Pamela Freeman (author), Kim Gamble (illustrator), Victor’s Challenge, Walker Books Australia

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Hi Sue – I haven’t read a thing on that list – I am unsure if that says something about me or something about the list !! It was lovely to meet you tonight and I will link you when my technical skills improve – shortly, hopefully . Kate


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