Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Aurealis Awards 2019...and the Winner is...!

I love an awards ceremony and when its book awards - even better! Saturday the 4th of May was  the wonderful Aurealis Awards  at the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne.

Aurealis magazine is THE magazine for Science Fiction, Horror , and Speculative and Fantasy Fiction writers and illustrators.
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An eclectic collection of writers, illustrators, publishers, editors, judges and supporters gathered to enjoy pre-awards canapes and drinks before celebrating some of the most talented writers and illustrators in Australia Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fiction.

The highlights for me were:

  • Shaun Tan winning Best Illustrated Graphic Novel/Illustrated Work Tales from the Inner City.Image result for tales from the inner city (Then proceeding to accept nearly everyone else's award on their behalf!)
  • And  the Sara Douglass Award for Best Fantasy Books Series won by Juliet Marillier,for her   Blackthorn and Grim series!  

I may have shrieked with joy at the announcement, almost deafening Juliet who was sitting next to me. And yes I may have also shed a few tears at the beautiful speech she gave paying tribute to her dear friend Sara.
Click here to read more about Juliet's upcoming series - The Warrier Bards. The first book in the series, The Harp of Kings is due for release in September 2019.

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