Saturday, 20 July 2013

The 2013 Sunburst Fantasy Award shortlists announced

The Sunburst Award Society recently announced the shortlists for its two categories of Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.  

These awards, presented annually in the categories of Adult and Young Adult speculative fiction, aim to recognize the novels or book-length collections of Canadian writers (citizens or landed immigrants) of fantasy, with a cash award of $1000 (Can) and a Sunburst medallion. 


Phyllis Gotlieb (1926-2009), one of the first published authors of contemporary Canadian science fiction, has been honoured with the naming of this award after her first novel, Sunburst, published in 1964 by Gold Medal.

The winners of the awards will be announced and presented in the fall in Toronto.  While there are only 5 titles nominated on each short-list (only the young adult list is shared here), the Sunburst Award site has lists of speculative fiction from different years.  It's a key website to find your next great CanLit fantasy read.

The Green Man
by Michael Bedard
Tundra Books

Pirate Cinema
by Cory Doctorow
Tor Teen

by Rachel Hartman
Doubleday Canada

Reviewed on April 14, 2013 at CanLit for LittleCanadians.

Bright’s Light
by Susan Juby

Rebel Heart
by Moira Young
Doubleday Canada

Reviewed November 24, 2012 at CanLit for LittleCanadians.

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