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Sunburst Awards
« on: June 06, 2015, 09:28:47 PM »
Just seen the long list for the Sunburst Awards ("for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic") at http://www.sunburstaward.org/2015-longlist-announcement, which includes a few names I recognize, including the wonderful Cycling to Asylum by Su J. Sokol. Anything in there anyone else would particularly recommend? (I can't honestly hope to read them all!)

Shortlist due in the next couple of weeks… I'll keep an eye out for it.
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Re: Sunburst Awards
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2015, 06:57:19 AM »
The one I've read on there is Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica. I like the protagonist a lot, enjoyed the book.

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Re: Sunburst Awards
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2015, 05:56:14 PM »
The shortlists are up! (At http://www.sunburstaward.org/2015-sunburst-shortlists.)

Adult shortlist:

  • The Troop by Nick Cutter
  • The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • My Real Children by Jo Walton
  • Will Starling by Ian Weir

Young Adult shortlist

  • The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
  • Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
  • A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey
  • Sophie, In Shadow by Eileen Kernaghan
  • The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin Sweet

So neither of the books we've read between us are in there! ;) (But Children of a Hidden Sea does get a recommended reading place.)
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Re: Sunburst Awards
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2016, 09:51:17 PM »
Just noticed that I totally failed to notice the 2015 Sunburst awards announced last year. Tardily, therefore, the winners were:

Adult novel:

  • The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King

Young Adult novel

  • Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci

Congratulations to both authors!
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Re: Sunburst Awards
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2016, 10:11:28 PM »
Heh, so behind the curve am I, that I now see the 2016 Sunburst Awards have also been announced this month! (The search and navigation functions on their website aren’t very good.) There is now a short story category as well, so the three winners this year are:

Adult novel

  • Gemma Files, Experimental Film

Young adult novel

  • Leah Bobet, An Inheritance of Ashes

Short story

  • Catherine MacLeod, Hide and Seek

We don’t have the opportunity to experience the tension and the guessing game any more, but it’s worth noting that the shortlist for adult novel included Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Signal to Noise, which was of course also on the BFA shortlist for the Holdstock (and which we also loved over at TFF-R).
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