The Sunburst Award Society recently announced their 2014 shortlist nominees, and we’re pleased to announce that a few of our exceptionally talented authors have been recognized!
The short-listed works in the ADULT category are:
Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson
Grand Central Publishing/HBG
“Acclaimed novelist Nalo Hopkinson is well-known for her unique postmodern mythos, often drawing on Caribbean folklore, and placing complex characters smack in the center of worlds whose magic isn’t always kind and in which decisions are rarely easy. Her newest novel, Sister Mine, has a lighter edge than some of her previous work; it’s an engaging, messy fable about the interconnectedness of even the little things in our lives…This is a book about family, and Sister Mine remains a suitably imperfect and vibrant story of family in all its unfathomable wonders and annoyances, and the power it holds over us – or gives us.”–NPR
This Strange Way of Dying by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The short-listed works in the YOUNG ADULT category are:
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint
Little Brown Books for Young Readers
“Set in a magical forest populated by Bear People, an Apple Tree Man, and the Father of Cats, the story’s lyrical, folkloric style is well suited to a tale of magic and mystery. Vess’ line-and-watercolor illustrations (not seen in final form) appear throughout; they help to break up the text for younger readers and give form to de Lint’s unusual characters. Give this to fans of Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black’s Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World around You (2005).”–BOOKLIST
Additionally, the jury has chosen to include a list of HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
Beyond the Rift by Peter Watts
“From the award-winning author of the Rifters trilogy (Starfish; Maelstrom; Behemoth) comes a collection that demonstrates Watts’s skill with short fiction.”–Library Journal
The awards will be presented in the fall of 2014.
The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is an annual award celebrating the best in Canadian fantastic literature published during the previous calendar year.
For additional information about the Sunburst Award, the nominees and jurors, as well as previous awards, eligibility and the selection process, please visit the website at www.sunburstaward.org.