Sunday, April 28, 2013

Another Good Week?

OK, I didn't win the Ditmar for Best New Talent.  That went to my good friend and writing buddy David McDonald. He's definitely a writer to watch. Congratulations, David.

And it was great to see another friend, Thoraiya Dyer, win a Ditmar for her short story. I heard her daughter stole the show at the awards ceremony.

It was great to see a couple of other friends and acquaintances won awards too. Here's the entire list.

Novel: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
Novella or Novelette: “Sky”, Kaaron Warren (Through Splintered Walls)
Short Story: “The Wisdom of Ants”, Thoraiya Dyer (Clarkesworld 12/12)
Collected Work: Through Splintered Walls, Kaaron Warren (Twelfth Planet)
Artwork: Cover art, Kathleen Jennings, for Midnight and Moonshine (Ticonderoga)
Fan Writer: Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work including reviews in Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth
Fan Artist: Kathleen Jennings, for body of work including “The Dalek Game” and “The Tamsyn Webb Sketchbook”
Fan Publication: The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
New Talent: David McDonald
William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review: Tansy Rayner Roberts, for “Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That.” (

Other awards announced in the ceremony:

Norma K. Hemming Award:
Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
Peter McNamara Award: Nick Stathopoulos
Chandler Award: Russell Farr (Ticonderoga)

Congratulations to all.

So why has it been another good week for me? I sold another story and have two more that have been shortlisted. That's got to be good, right?

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