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Aurealis Award 2015 winners announced

The winners of the 2015 Aurealis Awards for the best science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing in Australia have been announced.

The winning titles were:

Best Fantasy Novel

  • Day Boy (Trent Jamieson, Text)

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Illuminae (Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, A&U)

Best Horror Novel

  • Day Boy (Trent Jamieson, Text)

Best Children’s Fiction

  • A Single Stone (Meg McKinlay, Walker Books)

Best Young Adult Novel

  • In The Skin of a Monster (Kathryn Barker, A&U)

Best Graphic Novel / Illustrated Work

  • The Singing Bones (Shaun Tan, A&U)

Best Collection

  • To Hold the Bridge (Garth Nix, A&U)

Best Anthology

  • Bloodlines (ed by Amanda Pillar, Ticonderoga Publications)

Sara Douglass Book Series Award

  • ‘The Watergivers’ (Glenda Larke, HarperVoyager)

The Convenors’ Award for Excellence

  • Letters to Tiptree (ed by Alexandra Pierce & Alisa Krasnostein, Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Fantasy Short Story

  • ‘The Giant’s Lady’ (Rowena Cory Daniells, Legends 2, Newcon Press)

Best Fantasy Novella

  • ‘Defy the Grey Kings’ (Jason Fischer, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Firkin Press)

Best Science Fiction Short Story

  • ‘All the Wrong Places’ (Sean Williams, Meeting Infinity, Solaris)

Best Science Fiction Novella

  • ‘By Frogsled and Lizardback to Outcast Venusian Lepers’ (Garth Nix, Old Venus, Random House)

Best Horror Short Story

  • ‘Bullets’ (Joanne Anderton, In Sunshine Bright and Darkness Deep, AHWA)

Best Horror Novella

  • ‘The Miseducation of Mara Lys’ (Deborah Kalin, Cherry Crow Children, Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Young Adult Short Story

  • ‘The Miseducation of Mara Lys’ (Deborah Kalin, Cherry Crow Children, Twelfth Planet Press).

The winners were announced in Brisbane on 25 March at the Australian National Science Fiction Convention: Contact2016. The full list of 2015 finalists is available here.

To see the winners of last year’s Aurealis Awards, click here.



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