The winners of the Ditmar Awards were announced March 27 at Contact 2016, the Australian National SF Convention, in Brisbane.
- Lament for the Afterlife, Lisa L. Hannett (ChiZine Publications)
Best Novella or Novelette
- “Of Sorrow and Such”, Angela Slatter (Tor.com)
Best Short Story
- “A Hedge of Yellow Roses”, Kathleen Jennings, in Hear Me Roar (Ticonderoga Publications)
Best Collected Work
- Cranky Ladies of History, edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing)
- Cover and internal artwork, Kathleen Jennings, for Cranky Ladies of History (FableCroft Publishing)
Best Fan Publication in Any Medium
- Galactic Suburbia, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts
Best Fan Writer
- Grant Watson, for body of work
Best Fan Artist
- Kathleen Jennings, for body of work, including Illustration Friday series
Best New Talent
- Rivqa Rafael
William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review
- Letters to Tiptree, edited by Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
Other awards presented at the Ditmar Awards Ceremony
Peter McNamara Achievement Award
The Peter McNamara Achievement Award (aka. “The Mac”) is a lifetime achievement award presented in honour of the late Peter NcNamara at the NatCon awards ceremony. This award is administrated by the McNamara family in Peter’s honour.
- Rowena Cory Daniells
Norma K. Hemming Award
The Norma K. Hemming Award marks excellence in the exploration of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability, and is awarded by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF).
- Louise Katz for The Orchid Nursery
Honourable Mentions were awarded to Catherine Jinks for her novel Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief published by Allen & Unwin, and to Jane Rawson for her novella Formaldehyde published by Seizure Books.
A. Bertram Chandler Award
Australia’s top fan award, the Chandler is awarded by the ASFF for outstanding achievement in science fiction. Unlike the Ditmars, this award is decided upon by a jury appointed by the Foundation.
- James “Jocko” Allen
Update 03/27/2016: Added honorable mentions to Norma K. Hemming Award, based on press release. // Update 03/29/2016: Corrected winner of Best Artwork and Best Fan Publication categories.