Australian authors Claire G Coleman, winner of the 2016 black&write! writing fellowship, and Sally Abbott, the inaugural winner of the Richell Prize, have been shortlisted for Best Science Fiction Novel. Jessica Townsend, bestselling author of NEVERMOOR, has been shortlisted for Best Children's Fiction and Sydney local Maria Lewis has been shortlisted for her follow up in the Tommi Grayson series.
BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION
Nevermoor, Jessica Townsend
BEST HORROR NOVEL
Who’s Afraid Too?, Maria Lewis
BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
Closing Down, Sally Abbott
Terra Nullius, Claire G Coleman
The Aurealis Awards were established in 1995 by Chimaera Publications, the publishers of Aurealis magazine, to recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers. The awards originally comprised four categories: science fiction, fantasy, horror, and young adult. A fifth category for children’s fiction was added in 2001.
Winners will be announced at the Aurealis Awards ceremony during the Easter long weekend.
For more information on the Aurealis Awards, head to their website.
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