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AUREALIS AWARDS 2020 Winners

July 08, 2021

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The winners of the 2020 Aurealis Awards, presented for science fiction, fantasy and horror writing in Australia, have been announced. The winners are:

Best horror novel
None Shall Sleep - Ellie Marney

Best fantasy novel
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London - Garth Nix

Best science fiction novel - joint winners
The Animals in That Country - Laura Jean McKay
Repo Virtual - Corey J White

Best anthology
Rebuilding Tomorrow - ed by Tsana Dolichva

Best young adult novel
The Erasure Initiative - Lili Wilkinson

Best children’s fiction
The Lost Soul Atlas - Zana Fraillon

Best graphic novel/illustrated work
Under-Earth - Chris Gooch

Best collection
The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories - Angela Slatter

Best young adult short story
‘Dingo & Sister’ - Nikky Lee

Best horror short story
‘Phoenix Pharmaceuticals’ - Jessica Nelson-Tyers

Best horror novella
‘The Saltbush Queen’ - Chris Mason Outback Horrors Down Under, Things in The Well

Best fantasy short story
‘Truth Be Told’ - Louise Pieper, Unnatural Order, CSFG

Best fantasy novella
‘Dingo & Sister’ - Nikky Lee, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #78

Best science fiction short story
‘Mary, Mary’ - Fiona Bell, Aurealis #135

Best science fiction novella
‘The Weight of the Air, The Weight of the World’ - T R Napper, Neon Leviathan, Grimdark Magazine

Convenors’ award for excellence
Never Afters: Female Friendship and Collaboration in Contemporary Re-visioned Fairy Tales by Women - Kirstyn McDermott

The winners were announced during an online ceremony on 8 July.