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FINALISTS: 2015 Sunburst Award

The finalists for this year’s Sunburst Award — a juried award celebrating excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic — have been announced!

Adult Category
  • The Troop by Nick Cutter (Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster)
  • The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)
  • My Real Children by Jo Walton (Tor Books)
  • Will Starling by Ian Weir (Goose Lane Editions)

Young Adult Category
  • The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier (Amulet Books)
  • Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci (Roaring Brook Press)
  • A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey (Bloomsbury Press)
  • Sophie, In Shadow by Eileen Kernaghan (Thistledown Press)
  • The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin Sweet (ChiTeen)
Honourable Mentions
  • The First Principles of Dreaming by Beth Goobie (Second Story Press)
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After by Helen Marshall (ChiZine Publications)
  • Echopraxia by Peter Watts (Tor Books)

The awards will be presented in the fall of 2015.

The jurors for the 2015 award are S.M. Beiko, Gerard Collins, Paula Johanson, Corey Redekop and Sherryl Vint.

The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is an annual award celebrating the best in Canadian fantastic literature published during the previous calendar year.

The winners receive a cash prize of $1,000 as well as a hand-crafted medallion incorporating the Sunburst logo.

The Sunburst Award takes its name from the debut novel of the late Phyllis Gotlieb, one of the first published authors of contemporary Canadian speculative fiction.

For additional information about the Sunburst Award, the nominees and jurors, as well as previous awards, eligibility and the selection process, please visit the website at

About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).
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