2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards

The 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards winners have been announced. The awards recognize excellence in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents.

The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are administered by SFFANZ, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand Inc


Best Novel

  • Butcherbird, by Cassie Hart, Huia Publishers

Youth Novel

  • Fire’s Caress, Lani Wendt Young, One Tree House


  • The Impossible Resurrection of Grief, by Octavia Cade, Stelliform Press

Short Story

  • Data Migration,” by Melanie Harding-Shaw, Strange Horizons, July 2021

Collected Work

  • Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy Vol 3, edited by Marie Hodgkinson  Paper Road Press

Best Artwork

  • Cover of Foxhunt, created by Laya Rose

Best Production/Publication

  • What You Need Right Now is a Nice Soothing Horror Story, by Tabatha Wood, The Spinoff

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • Wellington Paranormal (series 3) — Jemaine Clement (director); Tim van Dammen (director); New Zealand Documentary Board (production company)


Best Fan Artwork


  • Deva, created by Michelle Kan
  • Jinx, by Jules

Best Fan Production/Publication

  • Phoenixine, edited by John and Jo Toon

Best Fan Writing

  • Wormholes and Workers, by Andi C. Buchanan, Vector Magazine, issue 294, Autumn 2021


Best New Talent

  • Graci Kim

Services to Fandom

  • Michelle Kan

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6 thoughts on “2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards

  1. Could I please get a correction? Instead of ‘produced by John Toon’, Phoenixine is ‘edited by John and Jo Toon’.

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