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2013 Mythopoeic Award Finalists Announced


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The Mythopoeic Society has announced the finalists for the 2013 Mythopoeic Awards. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon 44, to be held July 12-15, 2013, in East Lansing, Michigan.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature :

Alan Garner, Weirdstone trilogy, consisting of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (Collins), The Moon of Gomrath (Collins), and Boneland (Fourth Estate)

Caitlin R. Kiernan, The Drowning Girl (Roc)

R.A. MacAvoy, Death and Resurrection (Prime Books)

Tim Powers, Hide Me Among the Graves (William Morrow)

Ursula Vernon, Digger, vols. 1-6 (Sofawolf Press)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature :

Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado, Giants Beware! (First Second)

Sarah Beth Durst, Vessel (Margaret K. McElderry)

Merrie Haskell, The Princess Curse (HarperCollins)

Christopher Healy, The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (Walden Pond Press)

Sherwood Smith, The Spy Princess (Viking Juvenile)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies :

Robert Boenig, C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages (Kent State Univ. Press, 2012)

John Bremer, C.S. Lewis, Poetry, and the Great War 1914-1918 (Lexington Books, 2012)

Jason Fisher, ed., Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays (McFarland, 2011)

Verlyn Flieger, Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien (Kent State Univ. Press, 2012)

Corey Olsen, Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies :

Nancy Marie Brown, Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Jo Eldridge Carney, Fairy Tale Queens: Representations of Early Modern Queenship (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Bonnie Gaarden, The Christian Goddess: Archetype and Theology in the Fantasies of George MacDonald (Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 2011)

Michael Saler, As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012)

David Sandner, Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831 (Ashgate, 2011)


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I haven't read any of them, but the Tim Powers one looks interesting. Has anyone read it?

I read it a couple of months ago. I thought it was a good book, Powers has always been excellent at depicting the historical settings of his books and I find his interpretation of vampire mythology more interesting than most other versions of it. I wouldn't necessarily say it's his best work, it's not quite as brilliant as The Anubis Gates or Last Call. Hide Me Among the Graves is a loose sequel to his earlier The Stress of Her Regard which I had mixed feelings about, I liked the characterisation a lot more in Hide than in Stress.

How is the Weirdstone 'adult' literature?

It's also a bit odd seeing a book that's over five decades old on the list, I guess they have a rule that allows them to count an entire series if the concluding book has been published recently.

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