The Aurealis awards were presented in an online ceremony last night. Congratulations to all the winners. But as is our way, there has to be a Kiwi connection before we post, so special mention to Bren MacDibble for winning Best Childrens Fiction for The Dog Runner.
(If you really want to stretch a point, we also note that J.S. Breukelaar admits to a New Zealand component to her education – does that count?)
The 2019 Aurealis Awards shortlist has been released. As is our way, we have looked through the list of nominees for this exclusively Australian award for New Zealanders. So, congratulations to Juliet Marillier and Bren MacDibble. If you have spotted any others, let us know in the comments.
Fair play to the Aurealis organisers – both Kiwis are people who have lived and worked in Aussie for a long time. We all know of instances when Australians have tried to appropriate New Zealand artists and sportspeople based on their merely visiting for a bit. Nothing like that going on here.
The Aurealis Awards for the 2018 year were announced on Saturday Night. GeyserCon International Guest of Honour Kaaron Warren picked up two awards – for Novella Crisis Apparition and novel Tide of Stone.
If you were on the fence about attending GeyserC0n and weren’t sure about the quality of the guests, why don’t you check out some of the other awards Kaaron has won. Its a pretty impressive list.
In addition, Aussie based Kiwi, Juliet Marillier won the Sara Douglass Book Series Award for the Blackthorn & Grim series.
Congratulations to Kaaron, Juliet and all the Aurealis winners.
The 2018 Aurealis Awards finalists have been announced. While these awards are for Australians, it isn’t uncommon to see Aussie based Kiwis on the ballot and it is no different this year. Look for Juliet Marillier and Simon Petrie in the finalists. We have probably missed one or two others – let us know in the comments who else qualifies for us to claim.
The Sara Douglass Book Series Award is also part of the Aurealis package. Juliet Marillier is also in the 2018 finalists for that award.
But while checking out the Aurealis award, keep an eye out for the names Kaaron Warren and Alan Baxter – they both appear more than once. Why is this significant? Because both are guests of honour at Geysercon at QB weekend this year in Rotorua.
The finalist shortlist for the Aurealis Awards has been announced and can be found on their website.
Since this is a news service for New Zealand SF/F/H news and the Aurealis Awards are Australian, we wouldn’t normally report this. But we did spot a couple of Kiwis in the list. See if you can spot them.
We may have missed one or two, so comments are left open so you can report your findings.