To my great surprise and delight, Winterbloom won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novella on Saturday night. Although I was unable to be at the awards ceremony in Canberra, I was watching on the livestream and may have audibly squealed loud enough to startle the cat.
Huge thanks to the Aurealis Awards organisers and judges, to Kaaron Warren for accepting the award on my behalf, and of course to Brain Jar Press for publishing my Never Afters series of chapbooks. This novella was written as part of the creative work for my PhD, so I’m also very grateful to my supervisory team for their support throughout. I wrote a post about the writing of this novella here.
If you’ve not yet had the chance, you can pick up a copy of Winterbloom from the Brain Jar website.
The full list of 2022 Aurealis Awards winners can be found here. It makes for a stellar reading list, especially when fleshed out by the full cohort of finalists. I’ve just start reading The Stone Road by Trent Jamieson, which took out Best Horror Novel and which has been languishing on my To Be Read pile for a shameful length of time. Readers, it’s so very, very good!
Congratulations to all the winners!