Sunday, January 27, 2008
It's hard to believe that last year I was in the audience at the Aurealis Awards. I'm one of those distant blurs up in the top left hand corner of the auditorium shots. It was great to see some of my favourite authors shortlisted and the winners had to face fierce competition to carry off their prizes. Congratulations everyone. The complete list of winners is here. It was especially pleasing to see Terry Dowling awarded the Peter McNamara Convenors Award for Excellence for Rynemon while Cat Sparks, who has an amazingly busy life but still manages to write, received the Best Science Fiction Short Story Award as well as the Golden Aurealis for the overall best short story for Hollywood Roadkill. The judges' reports are also available on the Aurealis website. To celebrate, Jim Baen's Universe magazine, who published Garth Nix's Aurealis winning fantasy short story, Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Go to War Again, have made it available free of charge on their website.