2013 Aurealis Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the Aurealis Award winners for 2013:

2013 Aurealis Award winners

The Aurealis Awards were held at University House, ANU on Saturday April 5, 2014. Congratulations to the winners:

BEST CHILDREN’S BOOK

The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie
Kirsty Murray

BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT FICTION

By Bone-light
Juliet Marillier

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL (Tie)

These Broken Stars
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

&

Fairytales for Wilde Girls
Allyse Near

BEST ANTHOLOGY (Tie)

The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012
Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene

&

One Small Step, An Anthology Of Discoveries
Tehani Wessely

BEST COLLECTION
The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories
Joanne Anderton

BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK OR GRAPHIC NOVEL (Tie)

Burger Force
Jackie Ryan

&

The Deep Vol. 2: The Vanishing Island
Tom Taylor & James Brouwer

BEST HORROR SHORT FICTION

The Year of Ancient Ghosts
Kim Wilkins

BEST HORROR NOVEL

Fairytales for Wilde Girls
Allyse Near

BEST FANTASY SHORT FICTION

The Last Stormdancer
Jay Kristoff

BEST FANTASY NOVEL

A Crucible of Souls
Mitchell Hogan

BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT FICTION

Air, Water and the Grove
Kaaron Warren

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

Lexicon
Max Barry

THE PETER MCNAMARA CONVENORS’ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

Jonathan Strahan

KRIS HEMBURY ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD

Tristan Savage

The full list of finalists are here: Finalists announced.

Questions can be directed to the 2013 Awards convenor: Nicole Murphy

Conflux: Hosts of the Aurealis Awards 2013

 

And a special congratulations to Tehani Wessley, editor and publisher at Fablecroft Publishing.  Her One Small Step Anthology was co-winner of the anthology section. This gives me a buzz because I have a story in it. Well done to Tehani for selecting such a strong collection of stories.

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All the best to the winners and the finalists of the 2013 Aurealis Awards.

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2 Responses to 2013 Aurealis Award Winners Announced

  1. I’m embarrassed to say that not only have I not read a single thing on that finalists list (I have “The Marching Dead” by Lee Battersby but haven’t read it yet) I’m totally unaware of every single writer on it except for Battersby. I know I live a long way from Australia but I should do better than that…

    • admin

      Hi Darryl,

      Established in 1995, the Aureas Awards (or AAs for short) are the OZ equaivalent of the Hugos or the Nebulas, except it is not a vote. Everything that is entered is read by the judges who are peers of the writers (meaning they are writers themselves). In the fantasy book sections this means they read 40 or 50 fantasy novels. In the short story section it could mean read a could of hundred short stories. Then the finalists are whittled down to a short list, and the winners are selected from this. Being a judge is a big commitment. I know because I’ve judged for the AAs for two years and then was involved in the organisation of it for another three.

      Many Australian writers are published internationally, but for some their work is only available in Australia. If the AAs mean that new readers find their work, this is great. So thank you Darryl, for being a keen reader of our genre!

      Cheers, Rowena

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