2020 Aurealis Awards Winners

The 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, ConFound liaisons for organising the online ceremony, 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 2020 Aurealis Awards are:

BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION

The Lost Soul Atlas, Zana Fraillon (Hachette Australia)

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL / ILLUSTRATED WORK

Under-Earth, Chris Gooch (Top Shelf)

BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY

“Dingo & Sister”, Nikky Lee (Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #78)

BEST HORROR SHORT STORY

“Phoenix Pharmaceuticals”, Jessica Nelson-Tyers (Cancer, The Zodiac Series, #7, Deadset Press)

BEST HORROR NOVELLA

“The Saltbush Queen”, Chris Mason (Outback Horrors Down Under, Things in The Well)

BEST FANTASY SHORT STORY

“Truth Be Told”, Louise Pieper (Unnatural Order, CSFG)

BEST FANTASY NOVELLA

“Dingo & Sister”, Nikky Lee (Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #78)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY

“Mary, Mary”, Fiona Bell (Aurealis #135)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVELLA

“The Weight of the Air, The Weight of the World”, T R Napper (Neon Leviathan, Grimdark Magazine)

BEST COLLECTION

The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories, Angela Slatter (PS Publishing)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

Rebuilding Tomorrow, Tsana Dolichva (Ed.) (Twelfth Planet Press)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

The Erasure Initiative, Lili Wilkinson (Allen & Unwin)

BEST HORROR NOVEL

None Shall Sleep, Ellie Marney (Allen & Unwin)

BEST FANTASY NOVEL 

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, Garth Nix (Allen & Unwin)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL (tie)

The Animals in That Country, Laura Jean McKay (Scribe Publications)

Repo Virtual, Corey J White (Tor.com Publishing)

CONVENORS’ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE 

Never Afters: Female Friendship and Collaboration in Contemporary Re-visioned Fairy Tales by Women

Kirstyn McDermott

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