2014 Ditmar Awards

The 2014 Ditmar Awards were given at Continuum X, the Australian Natcon, in Melbourne this past weekend.

Best Novel

  • Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead, Robert Hood (Wildside Press)

Best Novella or Novelette

  • “The Home for Broken Dolls“, Kirstyn McDermott, in Caution: Contains Small Parts (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Short Story

  • “Scarp”, Cat Sparks, in The Bride Price (Ticonderoga Publications)

Best Collected Work

  • The Bride Price, Cat Sparks, edited by Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

Best Artwork

  • Rules of Summer, Shaun Tan (Hachette Australia)

Best Fan Writer

  • Sean Wright, for body of work, including reviews in Adventures of a Bookonaut

Best Fan Artist

  • Kathleen Jennings, for body of work, including “Illustration Friday”

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium

  • Galactic Chat Podcast, Sean Wright, Alex Pierce, Helen Stubbs, David McDonald, and Mark Webb

Best New Talent

  • Zena Shapter

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review

  • Galactic Suburbia Episode 87: Saga Spoilerific Book Club, Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts [tie]
  • The Reviewing New Who series, David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Tehani Wessely [tie]

(Note: Wikipedia reports a tie in the Atheling category not reported elsewhere.)

Peter McNamara Award

  • Garth Nix

Norma K Hemming Award

  • Rupetta, N. A. Sulway