WINNERS: 2013 Aurealis Awards

The winners for the 2013 Aurealis Awards, given to works of SF, fantasy, and horror by Australians, have been announced!


  • PETER MCNAMARA CONVENORS’ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE: Jonathan Strahan
  • BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK OR GRAPHIC NOVEL (Tie):
    • Burger Force by Jackie Ryan (self published)
    • The Deep Vol. 2: The Vanishing Island by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer (Gestalt Publishing)
  • BEST CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie by Kirsty Murray (Allen & Unwin)
  • BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT FICTION: “By Bone light” by Juliet Marillier (Prickle Moon, Ticonderoga Publications)
  • BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL (Tie):
    • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Allen & Unwin)
    • Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near (Random House Australia)
  • BEST HORROR SHORT FICTION: “The Year of Ancient Ghosts” by Kim Wilkins (The Year of Ancient Ghosts, Ticonderoga Publications)
  • BEST HORROR NOVEL: Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near (Random House Australia)
  • BEST FANTASY SHORT FICTION: “The Last Stormdancer” by Jay Kristoff (Thomas Dunne Books)
  • BEST FANTASY NOVEL: A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan (self published)
  • BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT FICTION: “Air, Water and the Grove” by Kaaron Warren (The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium Press)
  • BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL: Lexicon by Max Barry (Hachette)
  • BEST ANTHOLOGY (Tie):
    • The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (Eds), (Ticonderoga Publications)
    • One Small Step, An Anthology Of Discoveries by Tehani Wessely (Ed) (FableCroft Publishing)
  • BEST COLLECTION: The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories by Joanne Anderton (FableCroft Publishing)

Congratulations to all the winners!