Sunburst Award

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The Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is an annual award given for a speculative fiction novel or a book-length collection.

History[edit]

The name of the award comes from the title of the first novel by Phyllis Gotlieb, Sunburst (1964).

The first award was given out in 2001. The award consists of a cash prize ($1,000 Canadian for novel length work, and $500 Canadian for short stories) and a medallion. The winner is selected by jury; a new jury is struck each year.

List of past award winners[edit]

Year Winner Work title
2001 Sean Stewart Galveston
2002 Margaret Sweatman When Alice Lay Down with Peter
2003 Nalo Hopkinson Skin Folk
2004 Cory Doctorow A Place So Foreign and 8 More
2005 Geoff Ryman Air
2006 Holly Phillips In the Palace of Repose
2007 Mark Frutkin Fabrizio's Return
2008 Adult: Nalo Hopkinson
Young adult: Joanne Proulx
The New Moon's Arms
Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet[1]
2009 Adult: Andrew Davidson
Young adult: Cory Doctorow
The Gargoyle
Little Brother[2]
2010 Adult: A. M. Dellamonica
Young adult: Hiromi Goto
Indigo Springs
Half World
2011 Adult: Guy Gavriel Kay
Young adult: Paul Glennon
Under Heaven
Bookweirder[3]
2012 Adult: Geoff Ryman
Young adult: Catherine Austen
Paradise Tales
All Good Children
2013 Adult: Martine Desjardins
Young adult: Rachel Hartman
Maleficium
Seraphina
2014 Adult: Ruth Ozeki
Young adult: Charles de Lint
A Tale for the Time Being
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest[4]
2015 Adult: Thomas King
Young adult:
Cecil Castellucci
The Back of the Turtle
Tin Star[5]
2016 Adult: Gemma Files
Young adult:
Leah Bobet
Short Story: Catherine A. MacLeod
Experimental Film
An Inheritance of Ashes
Hide and Seek[6]
2017 Adult: Claire Humphrey
Young adult:
Jonathan Auxier
Short Story: A.C. Wise
Spells of Blood and Kin
Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard
The Sailing of the Henry Charles Morgan in Six Pieces of Scrimshaw (1841)[7]
2018 Adult: David Demchuk
Young adult:
Cherie Dimaline
Short Story: Sandra Kasturi
The Bone Mother
The Marrow Thieves
The Beautiful Gears of Dying[8]

Lists of nominees[edit]

For a complete and up to date listing of current and past long-listed and short-listed works, please see the Sunburst Award Website.

Eligibility[edit]

The Sunburst Award administration and juries use the broadest possible definition of speculative fiction for eligibility purposes: "science fiction, fantasy, magic realism, horror, surrealism, fantastique, fabulism, myth and legend, fantastical storytelling, and any other writing beyond the strictly realistic". To be eligible for the award, a work must be published between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year. Only Canadian citizens and landed immigrants are eligible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Sunburst Award Winners | The Sunburst Award Society". www.sunburstaward.org. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
  2. ^ "2009 Winners | The Sunburst Award Society". www.sunburstaward.org. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
  3. ^ Strock, Ian Randall (September 15, 2011). "2011 Sunburst Award Winners". SFScope.com. Archived from the original on September 18, 2011. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "2014 Sunburst Winners". The Sunburst Award Society.
  5. ^ Publications, Locus. "Locus Online News » 2015 Sunburst Awards Winners". www.locusmag.com. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
  6. ^ Publications, Locus. "Locus Online News » 2016 Sunburst Awards Winners". www.locusmag.com. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  7. ^ http://www.sunburstaward.org/2017-sunburst-winners
  8. ^ http://www.sunburstaward.org/2018-sunburst-winners

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