WINNERS: 2012 Aurealis Awards

The winners for the 2012 Aurealis Awards, given to works of SF, fantasy, and horror by Australians, have been announced!

  • BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION (TOLD PRIMARILY THROUGH WORDS): Brotherband: The Hunters by John Flanagan (Random House Australia)
  • BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION (TOLD PRIMARILY THROUGH PICTURES): Little Elephants by Graeme Base (Viking Penguin)
  • BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY: “The Wisdom of the Ants” by Thoraiya Dyer (Clarkesworld)Media Release – 2013 Aurealis Awards ceremony Page 2 of 2
  • BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL:
    • Dead, Actually by Kaz Delaney (Allen & Unwin)
    • Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
  • BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK / GRAPHIC NOVEL: Blue by Pat Grant (Top Shelf Comix)
  • BEST COLLECTION: That Book Your Mad Ancestor Wrote by K. J. Bishop (self-published)
  • BEST ANTHOLOGY: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Six edited by Jonathan Strahan (Night Shade Books)
  • BEST HORROR SHORT STORY: “Sky” by Kaaron Warren (Through Splintered Walls, Twelfth Planet Press)
  • BEST HORROR NOVEL: Perfections by Kirstyn McDermott (Xoum)
  • BEST FANTASY SHORT STORY: “Bajazzle” by Margo Lanagan (Cracklescape, Twelfth Planet Press)
  • BEST FANTASY NOVEL: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
  • BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY: “Significant Dust” by Margo Lanagan (Cracklescape, Twelfth Planet Press)
  • BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (Harper Collins)
  • PETER MCNAMARA CONVENORS’ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE: Kate Eltham
  • KRIS HEMBURY ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: Laura Goodin

Congratulations to all the winners!