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Oz, NZ writers among 2016 World Fantasy Award finalists

A number of Australian and New Zealand writers are finalists for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards, including New Zealand author Anna Smaill, whose novel The Chimes (Sceptre) was nominated in the novel category.

Other local finalists include Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein in the ‘Special Award, Nonprofessional’ category for co-editing Letters to Tiptree (Twelfth Planet). The anthology has been previously recognised for a number of speculative fiction awards, including the Ditmars, the Aurealis awards and the Locus awards. Sydney-based academic Helen Young is a finalist in the same category as the representative for the Tales after Tolkien Society.

New Zealand-born and Oxford-based writer Tamsyn Muir is a finalist in the short fiction category for ‘The Deepwater Bride’, which appeared in the magazine Fantasy & Science Fiction July/August 2015; and Brisbane-based illustrator Kathleen Jennings is recognised in the artist category.

The 2016 World Fantasy Awards, for works published in 2015, will be presented at the annual World Fantasy Convention, held this year from 27-30 October in Columbus, Ohio. Finalists on the awards ballot are chosen by judges and members of the three most recent conventions.

View the full list of finalists here.


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