The winners of the 2012 Mythopoeic Awards were announced August 5 at Mythcon XLIII in Berkeley, CA.
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
Lisa Goldstein, The Uncertain Places (Tachyon Publications)
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature
Delia Sherman, The Freedom Maze (Big Mouth House)
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
Carl Phelpstead, Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity (Univ. of Wales Press, 2011)
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
Jack Zipes, The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films (Routledge, 2011)
The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2011 that best exemplifies “the spirit of the Inklings.”
The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature honors books for younger readers (from “Young Adults” to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia.
The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years (2009–2011) are eligible, including finalists for previous years.
The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.