The 2013 Tiptree Award winner is Rupetta by N.A. Sulway of Queensland, Australia.
Sulway will be honored at WisCon over the Memorial Day weekend. She will receive $1000 in prize money, a specially commissioned piece of original artwork — and chocolate.
Nike Sulway has previously won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best Emerging Author (2000) for her novel The Bone Flute. Since 2007, she has been the co-director of Olvar Wood Writers Retreat, and one of the editors of Perilous Adventures, a literary magazine.
The 2013 Tiptree winner was selected by a panel of five jurors: Ellen Klages (chair), Christopher Barzak, Jayna Brown, Nene Ormes, and Gretchen Treu.
The jury also selected the following works for this year’s Tiptree Award Honor List: Eleanor Arnason, Big Mama Stories (Aqueduct Press 2013), Aliette de Bodard, “Heaven Under Earth” (Electric Velocipede #24, Summer 2012), Nicola Griffith, Hild (Farrar Straus & Giroux 2013), Alaya Dawn Johnson, The Summer Prince (Arthur A. Levine 2013), Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice (Orbit 2013), Bennett Madison, September Girls (HarperTeen 2013), Sarah McCarry, All Our Pretty Songs (St. Martin’s 2013), Janelle Monae, Electric Lady (Bad Boy Records 2013), Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Jinni (Harper 2013), S. M. Wheeler, Sea Change (Tor 2013).