Aurealis Awards

Announcing the 2017 Aurealis Awards Judging Panels

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Every year, we are fortunate that people from all over Australia volunteer their time and expertise to judge for the Aurealis Awards. They are amazing, they work extremely hard, and each year bring you the best of the best Australian spec fic has to offer. Please welcome this year’s wonderful teams!

We will be posting their bios on the Judges page of the website very soon, so you can get to know them a little better.

CHILDREN’S PANEL

Kerry Armstrong

Miffy Farquharson (panel convenor)

Caitlin Chisholm

Sharon Smith


YOUNG ADULT PANEL (two categories)

Laura Birch

Nicole Gosling

Jessica Harvie

Belle McQuattie (panel convenor)

Kirsten Reim


FANTASY NOVEL PANEL

Yvonne L Barrett

Astrid Edwards

Deb Gates

Russell Kirkpatrick (panel convenor)

Ali MacGregor


SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL PANEL

Nola Cavallaro

Stephanie Gunn (panel convenor)

Chris Lampard

Bethwyn Marshall

Carol Ryles


HORROR NOVEL & NOVELLA PANEL (two categories)

Paige Belfield

Matthew R. Davis (panel convenor)

Tom Woodward

Christine Yunn-Yu Sun


FANTASY NOVELLA & SHORT STORY PANEL (two categories)

Paula Boer

Maureen Flynn

Rob Porteous (panel convenor)

Andrei Seleznev

Shel Sweeney


SCIENCE FICTION NOVELLA & SHORT STORY PANEL (two categories)

Imogen Cassidy

Mark Fazackerley

Anna Hepworth

Fergus McCartan

Gene Melzack (panel convenor)


HORROR SHORT STORY PANEL

Holly Harper

Talitha Kalago

Emma Kate (panel convenor)

Durand Welsh


ANTHOLOGIES & COLLECTIONS PANEL (two categories)

Lorraine Cormack

Abigail Nathan

Jenna O’Connell

Cathie Tasker (panel convenor)


ILLUSTRATED WORK PANEL

Lyn Battersby (panel convenor)

Kimberley Gaal

Emilly McLeay

Jacqueline Wheadon

Cassandra White


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