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2016 Aurealis Awards Announced

The Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation has announced the winners of the 2016 Aurealis Awards. Aurealis is an Australian speculative fiction magazine which was launched in 1990 with the purpose of providing a market for Australian speculative fiction writers, as well as aiming to raise those authors’ public profiles; in 1995, they instituted the awards. […]

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2016 Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced

Americans have the Nebula Awards.  The Brits have the BSFA Awards. And the Australians have the Aurealis Awards. Aurealis is an Australian speculative fiction magazine which was launched in 1990 with the purpose of providing a market for Australian speculative fiction writers, as well as aiming to raise those authors’ public profiles, and in 1995 […]

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Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Aurealis Awards

The winners of the 2015 Aurealis Awards – Australia’s speculative fiction awards, named after the esteemed literary magazine – were announced this weekend at CONTACT2016, the 55th annual Australian National Science Fiction Convention, held in Brisbane, Queensland.  Also announced was the recipient of The Convenors’ Award for Excellence, which recognizes a particular achievement in speculative […]

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2015 Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced

Americans have the Nebula Awards.  The Brits have the BSFA Awards.  And the Australians have the Aurealis Awards. Aurealis is an Australian speculative fiction magazine, launched in 1990 to provide a market for Australian speculative fiction writers, and with a further aim to raise authors’ public profiles; they instituted the Aurealis Awards in 1995.  New […]

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Aurealis Award Winners Announced

The Aurealis Awards recognize the best of Australia’s science fiction, fantasy and horror writing for adults, young adults and children.  The winners of the 2014 Aurealis Awards were announced on April 11.  Below is a list of the nominees and the winners: Best Fantasy Novel Winner: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier Fireborn by Keri Arthur […]

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2014 Aurealis Award Finalists Announced

The Aurealis Awards recognize the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers.  They were established in 1995 by Chimaera Publications, the publishers of Aurealis magazine, with the hope that the growing list of Aurealis Awards finalists and winners would increase the profile of Australian science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and provide an essential […]

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Colleen McCullough Dies at Age 77

“There are no ambitions noble enough to justify breaking someone’s heart. ”  – Rainer Moerling Hartheim, “The Thorn Birds” Colleen McCullough, author of The Thorn Birds – perhaps Australia’s best known literary work – died Thursday of apparent kidney failure.  She was 77. Born in Wellington, New South Wales, she was an avid reader as […]

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Man Booker Prize Awarded to Richard Flanagan

On Tuesday, October 14, the Man Booker Prize was awarded to Richard Flanagan for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.  According to the announcement: Richard Flanagan’s affecting and harrowing story of the Burma “Death Railway” and the Australian prisoners of war who were forced to build it has trumped over 150 of […]