2021 Mythopoeic Awards Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2021 Mythopoeic Awards were revealed August 1 during the Virtual “Halfling” Mythcon.

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth & Fantasy Studies

  • The Metamorphoses of Myth in Fiction since 1960 by Kathryn Hume.
  • Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology by Adrienne Mayor
  • The Shape of Fantasy: Investigating the Structure of American Heroic Epic Fantasy by C. Palmer-Patel
  • The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
  • Fantasies of Time and Death: Dunsany, Eddison, Tolkien by Anna Vaninskaya

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer by John M. Bowers
  • Tolkien’s Library: An Annotated Checklist by Oronzo Cilli
  • The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places That Inspired Middle-earth by John Garth
  • Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth edited by Catherine McIlwaine
  • A Wilderness of Dragons: Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger edited by John Rateliff

Mythopoeic Fiction Award in Children’s Literature

  • The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman
  • Snapdragon by Kat Leyh
  • A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher
  • When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
  • Sal and Gabi duology (Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, & Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe) by Carlos Hernandez
  • A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese

Mythopoeic Fiction Award in Adult Literature

  • Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman
  • Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

3 thoughts on “2021 Mythopoeic Awards Shortlists

  1. A belated congratulations to @T. Kingfisher for the nomination (and to all the others who made the shortlist). I just finished “Defensive Baking” at like 3:30 AM or so this morning and it was great!

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