Aurealis Awards 2010

The Aurealis Awards were announced in a glittery -- and, at times, shoeless -- ceremony in North Sydney on Saturday night and I was absolutely thrilled that Madigan Mine won Best Horror Novel. So thrilled that the just-in-case list of names I'd been intermittently rehearsing all day flew out of my head and the first … Continue reading Aurealis Awards 2010


Ditmar Awards: random notes and musings

The prevailing theme of the discussions/debates/flamewars surrounding the 2011 Ditmars this past week has been that the awards process is broken and needs to be fixed. As I talked about yesterday, the productions and publications of one small press publisher (Twelfth Planet Press) accounted for 50% of the combined 2011 Ditmar/Tin Duck awards.  For the … Continue reading Ditmar Awards: random notes and musings