Sunburst Award

2011 Sunburst Awards ceremony and winners

I'd posted earlier about my collection Chimerascope being selected by the jury for the 2011 Sunburst Awards for Literature of the Fantastic. The awards ceremony itself was held on September 14, 2011, hosted by Authors at Harbourfront, who also kindly hosted a dinner for the finalists and their guests prior to the ceremony. Teddy Wilson of Space's Inner Space hosted the ceremonies, which included readings by the finalists who were in attendance (me at the left), with actress Meira Gold doing an excellent job filling in on the readings for the finalists who were unable to attend in person. The winner in the adult fiction category was Guy Gavriel Kay (pictured here on the right, along with myself and fellow finalist, Hayden Trenholm) for his novel "Under Heaven." In the Young Adult category, the winner was Paul Glennon for his novel "Bookweirder." Full details on the winners and the short-listed works, and some more photos from the evening can be found here on the Sunburst site. Congratulations to Guy and Paul for their well-deserved wins. And thanks to the Sunburst society for all of their hard work and to Authors at Harbourfront for hosting the awards. I'm proud to have been a finalist for Canada's only juried award for speculative fiction.

Buying links for the Sunburst Awards short-list

I blogged earlier about my collection Chimerascope being chosen by the jury for the 2011 Sunburst Awards short list for adult fiction. SF Scope has now kindly published the full shortlist with buying links on Amazon for all of the finalists. So if you want to check out some of the best Canadian speculative fiction from 2010, click away!

Sunburst Awards Ceremony

As per my recent blog post, my collection Chimerascope has been selected by the 2011 Sunburst Award jury for the short list in the adult fiction category. The award ceremonies will be held September 14 in Toronto as part of the regular Authors at Harbourfront reading series, and will include each of the authors reading from the short-listed works.

Dazed and Amazed: CHIMERASCOPE selected for 2011 Sunburst Award short list

I am thrilled to announce that my short fiction collection, Chimerascope, has been selected by the jury for the 2011 Sunburst Award short list. In making the selection, the Sunburst jury had this to say about Chimerascope:

"This collection contains a beautifully diverse selection of short tales that runs the full spectrum of the speculative genres. The tales are well-crafted, easily digestible; several of the stories are incredibly moving and stick with the reader long after. The wide range of stylistic approaches works well together."

From the press release:

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