Saturday, 12 May 2012

Aurealis Awards 2012

So while the attendees are still out partying, I thought I’d post the winners as gleaned from Twitter. The shortlist is here.


To see what people were tweeting throughout the night, Sean has put together a nifty storify page with pictures and tweets and excitement and a sense of being there! Thanks, Sean.


Now, without further ado, the winners, going off the Aurealis twitter feed (mostly to filter out the congratulations and scrolling the hashtag would entail) are…



FANTASY NOVEL



Ember and Ash by Pamela Freeman (Hachette)


FANTASY SHORT STORY



“Fruit of the Pipal Tree” by Thoraiya Dyer (After the Rain, FableCroft Publishing)




SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL


The Courier’s New Bicycle by Kim Westwood (HarperVoyager)



SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY


“Rains of la Strange” by Robert N Stephenson (Anywhere but Earth, Couer de Lion)



HORROR NOVEL



NO SHORTLIST OR WINNING NOVEL – TWO HONORABLE MENTIONS AWARDED TO:



The Broken Ones by Stephen M. Irwin (Hachette)



The Business of Death by Trent Jamieson (Hachette)



HORROR SHORT STORY (draw)



“The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt” by Paul Haines (The Last Days of Kali YugaBrimstone Press)



“The Short Go: a Future in Eight Seconds” by Lisa L. Hannett (Bluegrass Symphony, Ticonderoga Publications)



YOUNG ADULT NOVEL



Only Ever Always by Penni Russon (Allen & Unwin)



YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY



“Nation of the Night” by Sue Isle (Nightsiders, Twelfth Planet Press)



CHILDREN’S FICTION (told primarily through words)



City of Lies by Lian Tanner (Allen & Unwin)



CHILDREN’S FICTION (told primarily through pictures)




Sounds Spooky by Christopher Cheng (author) and Sarah Davis (illustrator) (Random House Australia)


ILLUSTRATED BOOK / GRAPHIC NOVEL (draw)



Hidden by Mirranda Burton (author and illustrator ) (Black Pepper)



The Deep: Here be Dragons by Tom Taylor (author) and James Brouwer (illustrator) (Gestault Publishing)



ANTHOLOGY



Ghosts by Gaslight edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers (HarperVoyager)



COLLECTION



Bluegrass Symphony by Lisa Hannett (Ticonderoga Publications)


2011 Peter McNamara Convenors’ Award


Galactic Suburbia podcast – Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Andrew Finch (producer)


2011 Kris Hembury Encouragement Award


Emily Craven of Adelaide


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Yay and congratulations to all the winners. I hope that in my sleep-deprived state (been observing all week) I didn’t make any mistakes or miss any awards.


Even though I haven’t read it yet (still on my TBR), I think Courier’s New Bicycle by Kim Westwood (for SF novel) is the least surprising award, given all the great things people have been saying about it.


What are your thoughts and/or reactions?

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