aurealis

S-au anuntat premiile „Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction„, premii literare acordate science-fiction-ului, fantasy-ului si horror-ului australian, doar australienii fiind eligibili pentru participare. Premiul Aurealis a fost infiintat in 1995 de Chimaera Publications, editorii Aurealis Magazine si spre deosebire de celalalt premiu australian, Ditmar Award, Aurealis-ul imparte lucrarile in subgenuri si categorii de varsta. And the winners are:

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