2017 Aurealis Awards Winners

The Aurealis Awards management team, on behalf of the Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation, would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s Awards. We also take this opportunity to thank the judging panels for all their hard work making the difficult decisions of shortlists and the winning works, the Swancon organising team for accommodating our High Tea ceremony event, and all the publishers and creators who continue to make the Aurealis Awards Australia’s premier speculative fiction award each year.

The winners of the 2017 Aurealis Awards are:

BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION

Nevermoor, Jessica Townsend (Hachette Australia)

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL / ILLUSTRATED WORK

Changing Ways book 3, Justin Randall (Gestalt) 

BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY

Girl Reporter, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Book Smugglers)

BEST HORROR SHORT STORY

“Old Growth”, J Ashley Smith (SQ Mag 31, IFWG Publishing Australia) 

BEST HORROR NOVELLA

“The Stairwell”, Chris Mason (Below The Stairs – Tales from the Cellar, Things In The Well)

BEST FANTASY SHORT STORY

“The Curse is Come Upon Me, Cried”, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Please Look After This Angel & Other Winged Stories, self-published) 

BEST FANTASY NOVELLA

In Shadows We Fall, Devin Madson (self-published) 

BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY

“Conversations with an Armoury”, Garth Nix (Infinity Wars, Solaris) 

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVELLA

Girl Reporter, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Book Smugglers) 

BEST COLLECTION

The Silver Well, Kate Forsyth & Kim Wilkins (Ticonderoga Publications)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

Infinity Wars, Jonathan Strahan (ed.) (Rebellion/Solaris)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

In The Dark Spaces, Cally Black (Hardie Grant Egmont) 

BEST HORROR NOVEL

Soon, Lois Murphy (Transit Lounge)

BEST FANTASY NOVEL

Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff (HarperCollins Publishers)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

From the Wreck, Jane Rawson (Transit Lounge) 

CONVENORS’ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

The Fictional Mother, Tansy Rayner Roberts (self-published)

Congratulations again to the winners. A full list of finalists for this year’s Awards is available here.

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