2018 Aurealis Awards Winners

Aurealis Awards - WinnerThe Aurealis Awards management team, on behalf of the Continuum 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, Terri Sellen and the ConFound liaisons for organising the wonderful ceremony, our Award presenters for their sterling work, and all the creators and publishers who continue to make the Aurealis Awards Australia’s premier speculative fiction award each year.

The winners of the 2018 Aurealis Awards are:

BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION

The Endsister, Penni Russon (Allen & Unwin)

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL / ILLUSTRATED WORK

Tales from The Inner City, Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin)

BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY

“The Sea-Maker of Darmid Bay”, Shauna O’Meara (Interzone #277, TTA Press)

BEST HORROR SHORT STORY

“Sub-Urban”, Alfie Simpson (Breach #07)

BEST HORROR NOVELLA

Crisis Apparition, Kaaron Warren (Dark Moon Books)

BEST FANTASY SHORT STORY

“The Further Shore”, J Ashley Smith (Bourbon Penn #15)

BEST FANTASY NOVELLA

“The Staff in the Stone”, Garth Nix (The Book of Magic, Penguin Random House)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY

“The Astronaut”, Jen White (Aurealis)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVELLA

Icefall, Stephanie Gunn (Twelfth Planet Press)

BEST COLLECTION

Tales from The Inner City, Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Jonathan Strahan (Solaris)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Catching Teller Crow, Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina (Allen & Unwin)

BEST HORROR NOVEL

Tide of Stone, Kaaron Warren (Omnium Gatherum)

BEST FANTASY NOVEL – TIE

City of Lies, Sam Hawke (Penguin Random House)
The Witch Who Courted Death, Maria Lewis (Hachette Australia)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

Lifel1k3, Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)

THE SARA DOUGLASS BOOK SERIES AWARD

Blackthorn & Grim [Dreamer’s Pool (2014), Tower of Thorns (2015), Den of Wolves (2016)], Juliet Marillier (Pan Macmillan Australia)

CONVENORS’ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – TIE

Cat Sparks, The 21st Century Catastrophe: Hyper-capitalism and Severe Climate Change in Science Fiction (PhD exegesis, Curtin University)

Kim Wilkins, Lisa Fletcher, and Beth Driscoll, Genre Worlds: Australian Popular Fiction in the 21st Century (http://www.genreworlds.com/)

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