Over on the Aurealis Awards facebook page, the shortlists have been announced. As one of the judges for the Fantasy Novel category, my thoughts on it all has to remain pretty quiet, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
I’d also love to see some statistics on it all.
As far as news so far, ‘Judging co-ordinator Tehani Wessely said that entry records were smashed again this year, with over 800 entries across the twelve categories.’
‘Winners of the 2013 Aurealis Awards and the Peter McNamara Convenors’ Award for Excellence will be announced at the Aurealis Awards ceremony, on the evening of Saturday 5 April 2014 at the Great Hall, University House, Australian National University, Canberra. Purchase at the early bird price of $30 until 28 February, 2014. Details of the evening and a link to the online booking website are available at www.aurealisawards.com‘
I highly encourage all to come along – I’ve only been once so far, but it was a lovely night! Everyone’s incredibly friendly and it’s a chance to dress to the nines if you like, it’s a night for Australian author royalty! At the same time it’s incredibly relaxed and an excellent chance for you to meet your favourite Aussie author and gush about their book.Click here to see the finalists! (leads to a .pdf)