30 April 2018
The shortlists for the 2018 Norma K Hemming Award have been announced.
The award is presented by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation for a work of speculative fiction published in 2016-17 in Australia or written by an Australian citizen that explores the themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability.
For the first time, this year’s Norma K Hemming Award comprises two categories: long works and short fiction.
The books shortlisted for the long work category are:
- The Barrier (Shankari Chandran, Pan Macmillan)
- Terra Nullius (Claire G Coleman, Hachette)
- Crossroads of Canopy (Thoraiya Dyer, Tor)
- Defying Doomsday (ed by Tsana Dolichva & Holly Kench, Twelfth Planet Press)
- An Uncertain Grace (Krissy Kneen, Text)
- Portable Curiosities (Julie Koh, UQP)
- How to Bee (Bren MacDibble, A&U)
- An Accident of Stars (Foz Meadows, Angry Robot)
- The Grief Hole (Kaaron Warren, IFWG Publishing).
The finalists for the short fiction category (for stories of up to 17,500 words) are:
- ‘Induction’ (Thoraiya Dyer, Bridging Infinity, Solaris)
- ‘The Rock in the Water’ (Thoraiya Dyer, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Fantasy!, Fantasy Magazine)
- ‘Braid’ (Kirstyn McDermott, Review of Australian Fiction Volume 24, Issue 1)
- ‘Coral Bones’ (Foz Meadows, Monstrous Little Voices, Abaddon Books)
- ‘Tea Party’ (Lauren E Mitchell, Defying Doomsday, Twelfth Planet Press)
- ‘Memories of Fish’ (Shauna O’Meara, Interzone 270, TTA Press)
- ‘Two Somebodies Go Hunting’ (Rivqa Rafael, Defying Doomsday, Twelfth Planet Press)
- ‘Did We Break the End of the World’ (Tansy Rayner Roberts, Defying Doomsday, Twelfth Planet Press).
The winners will be announced at the Continuum conference in Melbourne on 8 June 2018, with citations and a monetary prize to be presented on the night.
For more information, visit the website here.
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