2015 Mythopoeic Awards

The winners of the 2015 Mythopoeic Awards were announced August 2 at Mythcon 46 in Colorado Springs.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • Sarah Avery, Tales from Rugosa Coven (Dark Quest)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Natalie Lloyd, A Snicker of Magic (Scholastic)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • Robert Boenig, C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages (Kent State Univ. Press, 2012)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • Brian Attebery, Stories About Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth (Oxford Univ. Press, 2014)

6 thoughts on “2015 Mythopoeic Awards

  1. I never remember what “mythopoeic” means in terms of genre. The dictionary definition isn’t much help. Regardless, good job, mythopoeticians!

  2. Blame Tolkien!

    “Mythopoeia (also mythopoesis, after Hellenistic Greek ?????????, ??????????? “myth-making”) is a narrative genre in modern literature and film where a fictional mythology is created by the writer of prose or other fiction. This meaning of the word mythopoeia follows its use by J. R. R. Tolkien in the 1930s.”

    In awards, though: “The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume novel, or single-author story collection for adults published during the previous year that best exemplifies ‘the spirit of the Inklings.’”

  3. I was looking at Tales from Rugosa Coven just last night in the Kindle store during my monthly “let’s spend way too much money buying all the stuff that’s just gone on sale this month” sweep. It wasn’t actually on sale, but Amazon’s algorithms threw it at me as something I might be interested in.

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  5. I should also point out that Mythcon 47 is up and running, at least as far as the http://www.mythcon.org website is concerned. Dates are August 5-8, 2016, in San Antonio, TX. Author GOH is Midori Snyder and Scholar GOH is Andrew Lazo; the theme is “Faces of Mythology: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern” and the logo is pretty cool! 😀

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