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Aurealis Awards 2016 winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Aurealis Awards for the best science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing in Australia have been announced.

The winning titles were:

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Gemina: Illuminae Files Book Two (Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, A&U)

Best Fantasy Novel

  • Nevernight (Jay Kristoff, Voyager)

Best Horror Novel

  • The Grief Hole (Kaaron Warren, IFWG Publishing)

Best Children’s Fiction

  • When the Lyrebird Calls (Kim Kane, A&U)

Best Young Adult Novel

  • Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact (Alison Goodman, HarperCollins)

Best Graphic Novel / Illustrated Work

  • Negative Space (Ryan K Lindsay, Dark Horse Comics)

Best Collection

  • A Feast of Sorrows (Angela Slatter, Prime)

Best Anthology

  • Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2015 (ed by Julia Rios & Alisa Krasnostein, Twelfth Planet Press)

The Convenors’ Award for Excellence

  • The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower (Kate Forsyth, FableCroft Publishing)

Best Science Fiction Short Story

  • ‘Of Sight, of Mind, of Heart’ (Samantha Murray, Clarkesworld #122)

Best Science Fiction Novella

  • ‘Salto Mortal’ (Nick T Chan, Lightspeed #73)

Best Fantasy Short Story

  • ‘Where the Pelican Builds Her Nest’ (Thoraiya Dyer, In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing)

Best Fantasy Novella

  • ‘Forfeit’ (Andrea K Höst, The Towers, the Moon, self-published)

Best Horror Short Story

  • ‘Flame Trees’ (T P Napper, Asimov’s Science Fiction, April/May 2016)

Best Horror Novella

  • ‘Burnt Sugar’ (Kirstyn McDermott, Dreaming in the Dark, PS Publishing)

Best Young Adult Short Story

  • ‘Pretty Jennie Greenteeth’ (Leife Shallcross, Strange Little Girls, Belladonna Publishing).

The winners were announced on 14 April at the 42nd Swancon convention in Perth. The full list of 2016 finalists is available here.

For more information about this year’s winners, go to the Aurealis Awards website here.


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