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!

FINALISTS: 2013 Aurealis Awards

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

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • Lexicon by Max Barry (Hachette)
  • Trucksong by Andrew Macrae (Twelfth Planet)
  • A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists by Jane Rawson (Transit Lounge)
  • True Path by Graham Storrs (Momentum)
  • Rupetta by Nike Sulway (Tartarus)

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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!

FINALISTS: 2012 Aurealis Awards

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


FANTASY NOVEL
  • Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth (Random House Australia)
  • Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (Tor UK)
  • Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (Allen&Unwin)
  • Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier (Pan Macmillan Australia)
  • Winter Be My Shield by Jo Spurrier (HarperVoyager)

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WINNERS: 2011 Aurealis Awards

The winners of the 2011 Aurealis Awards have been announced:

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WINNERS: 2009 Aurealis Awards

The winners of the 2009 Aurealis Awards, honoring works of SF, fantasy, and horror by Australians, have been announced:

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FINALISTS: 2009 Aurealis Awards

The list of finalists for the 2009 Aurealis Awards, given to works of SF, fantasy, and horror by Australians, has been posted.

The finalists are…

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