Aurealis magazine is THE magazine for Science Fiction, Horror , and Speculative and Fantasy Fiction writers and illustrators.
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. (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.