The Sunburst Award, named for author first novel, is a juried prize celebrating Canadian literature of the fantastic. It has both an adult and young adult category and will be presented in the fall. Each winner of the Sunburst will receive a medallion and a $1000 prize. Jurors for 2012 are , , , and .
Four of the shortlisted works in the adult category (Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, Enter, Night, Technicolor Ultra Mall and The Pattern Scars) are also shortlisted for the Prix Aurora Award. The complete list:
The short-listed works in the young adult category are:
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Silver, a debut urban fantasy novel by , released Tuesday June 5th (and was our Book of the Day). Rhiannon was kind enough to answer questions about her her novel, writing and what her day job as an archaeologist adds to her work.Categories: Interview, SciFi & Fantasy
A complete list of winners in all categories is on the SFWA website here.Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy
Yesterday, it finally happened - the day we've all been waiting for. The Hunger Games, the first theatrical instalment ofbest-selling trilogy, is now playing at a theatre near you.
The Hunger Games is one of those books that grabs you by the collar and won't let you go until you reach the end (I spent most of an afternoon in my pyjamas in my bed, unwilling to get dressed because I NEEDED to know how it ended; see my original review here). Yes, it's violent - and Collins has few qualms killing off characters - but what is so important about these novels is that they deal with the consequences of this violence - and the consequences of the things you do in order to survive.
I've been selling this series since it first came out, and I'm thrilled that it's become so big.
I leave you with the trailer:
May the odds be ever in your favour.Categories: buzz, SciFi & Fantasy, New Releases
On November 12th, two Manitobans will be honoured at the 5th annual Independent Publishers Moonbeam Awards, held in conjunction with the 2nd annual Traverse City Children's Book Festival. The awards are "intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children's books and their creators, and to celebrate children's books and life-long reading."
It's been an amazing run for Brandon author Black Bottle Man. The book, previously shortlisted for On the Same Page through the Winnipeg Public Library, as well as the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Author and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year for Young People Award (Older Category) at the Manitoba Publishing Awards, won the Gold Medal in Moonbeam's Young Adult Fiction (Fantasy/Sci-Fi) category. Black Bottle Man is also currently in the running for the Prix Aurora Award for Best Long Form Work in English.debut novel,
Winnipeg's Kingdom of Trolls.A complete list of prize winners may be found tied for a Bronze Medal in the Pre-Teen Fiction-Fantasy category for her book here: Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Winnipeg
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