2011 Annual Sunburst Award winners announced

‘The Sunburst Award Committee is pleased to announce that the winner of its 2011 adult award is Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kayand the winner of its 2011 young adult award is Bookweirder by Paul Glennon.

About Under Heaven, the Sunburst jury said: “This is a beautifully-written, fascinating, epic alternate history with engaging, believable characters; evocative, moody, lyrical, emotionally touching, with cleverly elaborate plotting.”

About Bookweirder, the Sunburst Jury said: “This story evokes what the first few years of real reading were like – tumbling into story after story and losing track of the boundary between oneself and the books for a while. A must for any book-lover of any age.”

The jurors for the 2011 award were Kate Freiman, Mark Leslie, Christopher Roden and Alison Sinclair.

Guy Gavriel Kay lives in Toronto. Paul Glennon was born in England but has lived and worked in Ottawa since 1975.

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 more information about the Sunburst Award, the nominees and jurors, as well as previous awards, eligibility and the selection process, please visit the website