Winners of the 2010 Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic have been selected. The adult award went to Indigo Springs by A. M. Dellamonica. The young adult award winner was Half World by Hiromi Goto.
Winners of the award named after a novel by Canadian author Phyllis Gotlieb (1926-2009), receive $1,000 and a medallion bearing the Sunburst logo, designed by Marcel Gagné.
Jurors for the 2010 awards were Don Bassingthwaite, Gemma Files, Susie Moloney, Ursula Pflug and Edward Willett.
Next year’s Sunburst Award jurors will be Julie Czerneda, Kate Freiman, Mark Leslie, Christopher Roden, and Alison Sinclair.
The full press release follows the jump.
[Thanks to John Mansfield for the story.]
The Sunburst Award winners for 2009 have been announced. The adult award goes to The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson and the young adult award to Little Brother by Cory Doctorow.
The full press release appears after the jump.
[Via SFWA News.]
The Sunburst Awards for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic were won by “Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet” by Joanne Proulx and “The New Moon’s Arms” by Nalo Hopkinson. This was Hopkinson’s second win; she also won a Sunburst Award in 2003. Proulx’s Sunburst is the first winner in the new separate category for young adult speculative fiction.
See full article at http://www.sfwa.org/news/2008/2008sunburst.htm.
John Mansfield copied me on the Canadian Booksellers Association News for June 3 containing the shortlist for the Sunburst Award which “recognizes outstanding efforts in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.”
SF Awards Watch had the news itself a few days ago, however, I was interested in the former Winnipeg Worldcon chair’s comparison of the Sunburst Awards to the Auroras. Said Mansfield: ”While the Sunburst has great promotions, the Aurora Awards committee seem only interested in making sure that the right people get their due award.” The Aurora winners were not publicized in the CBA News. (But they, too, did not escape the notice of SF Awards Watch.)
Finalists for the 2008 Sunburst Award are:
Adult: Double-blind – Michelle Butler Hallett; Darkness of the God – Amber Hayward; The New Moon’s Arms – Nalo Hopkinson; Wonderfull – William Neil Scott; Axis – Robert Charles Wilson.
Young Adult: Choices – Deborah Lynn Jacobs; Retribution – Carrie Mac; Darkwing – Kenneth Oppel; Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet – Joanne Proulx; The Night Wanderer – Drew Hayden Taylor.
The finalists were selected by jurors Timothy J. Anderson, Kelley Armstrong, Barbara Haworth-Attard, Dena Bain Taylor, and Robert J. Wiersema.