Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel

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Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel
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Awarded for Excellence in fantasy fiction novels
Country Australia
Presented by Chimaera Publications,
WASFF
First awarded 1995
Currently held by Trent Jamieson
Official website Official site

The Aurealis Awards are presented annually by the Australia-based Chimaera Publications and WASFF to published works in order to "recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy, horror writers".[2] To qualify, a work must have been first published by an Australian citizen or permanent resident between 1 January and 31 December of the corresponding year;[3] the presentation ceremony is held the following year. It has grown from a small function of around 20 people to a two-day event attended by over 200 people.[4]

Since their creation in 1995, awards have been given in various categories of speculative fiction. Categories currently include science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative young adult fiction—with separate awards for novels and short fiction—collections, anthologies, illustrative works or graphic novels, children's books, and an award for excellence in speculative fiction.[2] The awards have attracted the attention of publishers by setting down a benchmark in science fiction and fantasy. The continued sponsorship by publishers such as HarperCollins and Orbit has identified the award as an honour to be taken seriously.[5]

The results are decided by a panel of judges from a list of submitted nominees; the long-list of nominees is reduced to a short-list of finalists.[2] Ties can occur if the panel decides both entries show equal merit, however they are encouraged to choose a single winner.[6] The judges are selected from a public application process by the Award's management team.[7]

This article lists all the short-list nominees and winners in the best fantasy novel category, as well as novels that have received honourable mentions or have been highly commended. Since 2003, honourable mentions and high commendations have been awarded intermittently. Juliet Marillier holds the record for most wins with 4. Marillier and Sara Douglass share the record for most nominations, with 11 nominations each, and Glenda Larke has the most nominations without winning, having been a losing finalist nine times.

Winners and nominees

In the following table, the years correspond to the year of the book's eligibility; the ceremonies are always held the following year. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature" article. Entries with a blue background have won the award; those with a white background are the nominees on the short-list.

  *   Winners and joint winners
  *   Nominees on the shortlist

Year Author Novel Publisher Ref
1995 Nix, GarthGarth Nix* Sabriel Moonstone [8]
1995 Brooks, DavidDavid Brooks The House of Balthus Allen & Unwin [8]
1995 Douglass, SaraSara Douglass Battleaxe Voyager Books [8]
1995 Kidd, PaulPaul Kidd Mus of Kerbridge TSR [8]
1995 Shillitoe, TonyTony Shillitoe The Last Wizard Pan Macmillan [8]
1996 Dann, JackJack Dann* The Memory Cathedral Bantam Books [9]
1996 Douglass, SaraSara Douglass* Enchanter Voyager Books [9]
1996 Douglass, SaraSara Douglass* StarMan Voyager Books [9]
1996 Jay, ShannahShannah Jay The Price of Wisdom Pan Macmillan [9]
1996 McSkimming, GeoffreyGeoffrey McSkimming Cairo Jim and the Alabastron of Forgotten Gods Hachette Children's Books Australia [9]
1996 Strasser, DirkDirk Strasser Equinox Pan Macmillan [9]
1997 Wilkins, KimKim Wilkins* The Infernal Random House [10]
1997 Carmody, IsobelleIsobelle Carmody Darkfall Penguin Books [10]
1997 Douglass, SaraSara Douglass Sinner Voyager Books [10]
1997 Forsyth, KateKate Forsyth Dragonclaw Random House [10]
1997 Sussex, LucyLucy Sussex Black Ice Hodder Headline [10]
1998 Luckett, DaveDave Luckett* A Dark Winter Omnibus Books [11]
1998 Routley, JaneJane Routley* Fire Angels Avon Eos [11]
1998 Douglass, SaraSara Douglass Pilgrim Voyager Books [11]
1998 Irvine, IanIan Irvine A Shadow on the Glass Penguin Books [11]
1998 Masson, SophieSophie Masson Cold Iron Hodder [11]
1999 Routley, JaneJane Routley* Aramaya Avon Eos [12]
1999 Douglass, SaraSara Douglass Crusader Voyager Books [12]
1999 Forsyth, KateKate Forsyth The Cursed Towers Random House [12]
1999 Luckett, DaveDave Luckett A Dark Journey/A Dark Victory Omnibus Books [12]
1999 Marillier, JulietJuliet Marillier Daughter of the Forest Pan Macmillan [12]
2000 Marillier, JulietJuliet Marillier* Son of the Shadows Pan Macmillan [13]
2000 Douglass, SaraSara Douglass The Nameless Day Voyager Books [13]
2000 Eaton, AnthonyAnthony Eaton The Darkness UQP [13]
2000 Fallon, JenniferJennifer Fallon Medalon Voyager Books [13]
2000 Pham, HoaHoa Pham Vixen Sceptre [13]
2001 Douglass, SaraSara Douglass* The Wounded Hawk Voyager Books [14]
2001 Marillier, JulietJuliet Marillier Child of the Prophecy Pan Macmillan [14]
2001 Nix, GarthGarth Nix Lirael Allen & Unwin [14]
2001 Rogers, CameronCameron Rogers The Music of Razors Penguin Books [14]
2001 Williams, SeanSean Williams The Stone Mage and the Sea Voyager Books [14]
2002 Williams, SeanSean Williams* The Storm Weaver and the Sand Voyager Books [15]
2002 Canavan, TrudiTrudi Canavan The Novice Voyager Books [15]
2002 Croggon, AlisonAlison Croggon The Gift Penguin Books [15]
2002 Douglass, SaraSara Douglass Hades' Daughter Voyager Books [15]
2002 Douglass, SaraSara Douglass The Crippled Angel Voyager Books [15]
2002 Shillitoe, TonyTony Shillitoe Blood Voyager Books [15]
2003 Nix, GarthGarth Nix* Abhorsen Allen & Unwin [16]
2003 Bishop, K. J.K. J. Bishop The Etched City Prime Books [16]
2003 Hearn, LianLian Hearn Grass for His Pillow Hodder [16]
2003 Larke, GlendaGlenda Larke The Aware Voyager Books [16]
2003 McMullen, SeanSean McMullen Voyage of the Shadowmoon Tor Books [16]
2004 Williams, SeanSean Williams* The Crooked Letter Voyager Books [17]
2004 Hearn, LianLian Hearn Brilliance of the Moon Hodder [17]
2004 Larke, GlendaGlenda Larke The Tainted Voyager Books [17]
2004 Masson, SophieSophie Masson Snow, Fire, Sword Random House [17]
2004 Wilkins, KimKim Wilkins Giants of the Frost Voyager Books [17]
2005 Marillier, JulietJuliet Marillier* Blade of Fortriu Pan Macmillan [18]
2005 Douglass, SaraSara Douglass Darkwitch Rising Voyager Books [18]
2005 Eaton, AnthonyAnthony Eaton Nightpeople UQP [18]
2005 Hartnett, SonyaSonya Hartnett Surrender Penguin Books [18]
2005 Miller, KarenKaren Miller The Innocent Mage Voyager Books [18]
2006 Marillier, JulietJuliet Marillier* Wildwood Dancing Pan Macmillan [19]
2006 Dugan, GraceGrace Dugan The Silver Road Penguin Books [19]
2006 Larke, GlendaGlenda Larke Heart of the Mirage Voyager Books [19]
2006 McMullen, SeanSean McMullen Voidfarer Tor Books [19]
2006 Pryor, MichaelMichael Pryor Blaze of Glory Random House [19]
2007 Hearn, LianLian Hearn* Heaven's Net Is Wide Hachette [20]
2007 Fallon, JenniferJennifer Fallon Gods of Amyrantha Voyager Books [20]
2007 Kelso, SylviaSylvia Kelso The Moving Water Five Star Publishing [20]
2007 Larke, GlendaGlenda Larke Song of the Shiver Barrens Voyager Books [20]
2007 Pryor, MichaelMichael Pryor Heart of Gold Random House [20]
2008 Goodman, AlisonAlison Goodman* The Two Pearls of Wisdom HarperCollins [21]
2008 Kelso, SylviaSylvia Kelso Amberlight Juno Books [21]
2008 Lanagan, MargoMargo Lanagan Tender Morsels Allen & Unwin [21]
2008 Marillier, JulietJuliet Marillier Heir to Sevenwaters Pan Macmillan [21]
2008 Miller, KarenKaren Miller The Riven Kingdom HarperVoyager [21]
2009 Canavan, TrudiTrudi Canavan* Magician's Apprentice Orbit Books [22]
2009 Ball, Peter M.Peter M. Ball Horn Twelfth Planet Press [22]
2009 Larke, GlendaGlenda Larke The Last Stormlord HarperVoyager [22]
2009 Mills, K. E.K. E. Mills Witches Incorporated HarperVoyager [22]
2009 Taylor, K. J.K. J. Taylor The Dark Griffin HarperVoyager [22]
2010 Roberts, Tansy RaynerTansy Rayner Roberts* Power and Majesty HarperVoyager [23]
2010 Höst, Andrea KAndrea K Höst The Silence of Medair Andrea K Hösth [24]
2010 Jamieson, TrentTrent Jamieson Death Most Definite Orbit Books [24]
2010 Larke, GlendaGlenda Larke Stormlord Rising HarperVoyager [24]
2010 Marillier, JulietJuliet Marillier Heart's Blood Pan Macmillan [24]
2011 Freeman, PamelaPamela Freeman* Ember and Ash Hachette [25]
2011 Fallon, JenniferJennifer Fallon The Undivided HarperVoyager [26]
2011 Larke, GlendaGlenda Larke Stormlord's Exile HarperVoyager [26]
2011 Anderton, JoJo Anderton Debris Angry Robot [26]
2011 Rayner Roberts, TansyTansy Rayner Roberts The Shattered City HarperVoyager [26]
2012 Lanagan, MargoMargo Lanagan* Sea Hearts Allen & Unwin [27]
2012 Forsyth, KateKate Forsyth Bitter Greens Random House Australia [28]
2012 Kristoff, JayJay Kristoff Stormdancer Tor UK [28]
2012 Marillier, JulietJuliet Marillier Flame of Sevenwaters Pan Macmillan Australia [28]
2012 Spurrier, JoJo Spurrier Winter Be My Shield HarperVoyager [28]
2013 Hogan, MitchellMitchell Hogan* A Crucible of Souls Mitchell Hogan [29][30]
2013 Barry, MaxMax Barry Lexicon Hachette Australia [29]
2013 Kaufman, AmieAmie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner These Broken Stars Allen & Unwin [29]
2013 Nix, GarthGarth Nix Newt's Emerald Jill Grinberg Literary Management [29]
2013 Roberts, Tansy RaynerTansy Rayner Roberts Ink Black Magic FableCroft Publishing [29]
2014 Marillier, JulietJuliet Marillier* Dreamer's Pool Pan Macmillan Australia [31]
2014 Arthur, KeriKeri Arthur Fireborn Hachette Australia [32]
2014 Kaufman, AmieAmie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner This Shattered World Allen & Unwin [32]
2014 Larke, GlendaGlenda Larke The Lascar's Dagger Hachette Australia [32]
2014 Westerfeld, ScottScott Westerfeld Afterworlds Penguin Books Australia [32]
2014 Wilkins, KimKim Wilkins Daughters of the Storm Harlequin Enterprises Australia [32]
2015 Jamieson, TrentTrent Jamieson* Day Boy Text Publishing [33]
2015 Barker, KathrynKathryn Barker In the Skin of a Monster Allen & Unwin [34]
2015 Goodman, AlisonAlison Goodman Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club HarperCollins [34]
2015 Larke, GlendaGlenda Larke The Dagger's Path HarperVoyager [34]
2015 Marillier, JulietJuliet Marillier Tower of Thorns Pan Macmillan Australia [34]
2015 Tampke, IlkaIlka Tampke Skin Text Publishing [34]
2016 Kristoff, JayJay Kristoff Nevernight HarperVoyager [35]
2016 Larke, GlendaGlenda Larke The Fall of the Dagger Hachette Australia [35]
2016 Marillier, JulietJuliet Marillier Den of Wolves Pan Macmillan Australia [35]
2016 Slatter, AngelaAngela Slatter Vigil Jo Fletcher Books [35]
2016 Smith, MarkMark Smith Road to Winter Text Publishing [35]
2016 Wilkins, KimKim Wilkins Sisters of the Fire Harlequin Australia [35]

Honourable mentions and highly commended novels

In the following table, the years correspond to the year of the book's eligibility; the ceremonies are always held the following year. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature" article. Entries with a grey background have been noted as highly commended; those with a white background have received honourable mentions.

  *   Highly commended
  *   Honourable mentions

Year Author Novel Publisher Ref
2003 Irvine, IanIan Irvine Scrutator Viking Press [36]
2003 O'Neil, AnthonyAnthony O'Neil Lamplighter HarperCollins [36]
2005 Canavan, TrudiTrudi Canavan* Priestess of the White Voyager Books [36]
2006 Chan, KylieKylie Chan White Tiger Voyager Books [36]
2006 Hearn, LianLian Hearn The Harsh Cry of the Heron Hachette Livre [36]
2007 Freeman, PamelaPamela Freeman Blood Ties Hachette Australia [36]
2007 Miller, KarenKaren Miller Empress of Mijak Voyager Books [36]

See also

  • Ditmar Award, an Australian science fiction award established in 1969

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External links

  • Aurealis Awards official site
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