2015 Copper Cylinder Award

Copper Cylinder Award

Copper Cylinder Award. Design created by Peter Halasz and Rebecca Simkin.

The winners of the fourth annual Copper Cylinder Awards have been announced by the Sunburst Award Society. The Copper Cylinder is an annual members’ choice award for Canadian literature of the fantastic.

Adult Award

  • The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King (HarperCollins Publishers, 2014).

Young Adult Award

  • The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin Sweet (ChiZine Publications, 2014).

Thomas King is an award-winning writer and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent. His fiction includes Medicine River; Truth and Bright Water; One Good Story, That One; Green Grass, Running Water; and A Short History of Indians in Canada. A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Foundation, Thomas King is a professor of English at the University of Guelph, Ontario.

Caitlin Sweet works for the Ontario government and the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. She is the author of A Telling of Stars (Penguin, 2003) and its prequel, The Silences of Home (Penguin, 2005.) Her third novel, The Pattern Scars (ChiZine, 2011) was short-listed for the 2012 Sunburst Award, and won the 2012 CBC Bookie for Speculative Fiction.

5 thoughts on “2015 Copper Cylinder Award

  1. I would strongly strongly recommend that everyone read King’s book Green Grass, Running Water. It’s truly excellent, and I think the crowd here would really enjoy it.

  2. I read “The Door in the Mountain” earlier this year. It’s got an interesting take on Greek mythology. It deals with Daedalus, his labyrinth, the Minotaur, and the folks who love them. 🙂

    I did like the way she describes the characters, but I didn’t like the whole thing well enough to read any other books by her.

  3. “I’ll bet that award is difficult to bring home on a plane.”

    Actually, what is the process for this? Do you give it to the flight crew/ declare it separately when checking in?

    There must be some interesting stories for this, given the size and the way some otf the awards are shaped – ie, I think the Gemmel is a (replica?) axe, and the Reddit Stabbey is a dagger. And of course, the Copper Cylinder, the Hugo (and the Alfie!) are all not really carry-on friendly

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