Thursday, 18 July 2013

2013 Starburst Award Shortlist Announced

From their email:

The short-listed works in the adult category are:

Finton Moon by Gerard Collins (Killick Press)
Maleficium by Martine Desjardins; translated by Fred A. Reed and David Homel (Talonbooks)
Over the Darkened Landscape by Derryl Murphy (Fairwood Press)
The Blondes by Emily Schultz (Doubleday Canada)
Westlake Soul by Rio Youers (ChiZine Publications)
The short-listed works in the young adult category are:

Bright’s Light by Susan Juby (HarperCollins)
Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)
The Green Man by Michael Bedard (Tundra Books)
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Doubleday Canada)
Rebel Heart by Moira Young (Doubleday Canada)

The awards will be presented in the fall of 2013.

The jurors for the 2013 award are: Rebecca Bradley, Tony Burgess, Shari Lapeña, Barbara Roden and Leon Rooke.


The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is an annual award celebrating the best in Canadian fantastic literature published during the previous calendar year.

The winners receive a cash prize of $1,000 as well as a hand-crafted medallion which incorporates the Sunburst logo. 

The Sunburst Award takes its name from the debut novel of the late Phyllis Gotlieb, one of the first published authors of contemporary Canadian speculative fiction.

For additional information about the Sunburst Award, the nominees and jurors, as well as previous awards, eligibility and the selection process, please visit the website at

[All links go to the Indigo website except for Over the Darkened Landscape, which goes to Amazon Canada.]

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