Congratulations to all of the talented authors and artists who were shortlisted for an Aurealis Award this year.

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 award winners for 2019 were announced in an online ceremony on Saturday the 25th of July, 2020. You can borrow a selection of these superb stories from Cockburn Libraries, just follow the image links below. 

The winners of the 2019 Aurealis Awards are:

Book cover for Aurora rising
Book cover for The rich man's house
Book cover for Angel mage
Book cover for The Jindabyne Secret
Book cover for Black Magick

BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION
The Dog Runner, Bren MacDibble 

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL / ILLUSTRATED WORK
Black Magick, Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott

BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY
The Jindabyne Secret, Jo Hart 

BEST HORROR SHORT STORY
“Vivienne and Agnes”, Chris Mason (Beside the Seaside – Tales from the Day Tripper)

BEST HORROR NOVELLA
“Into Bones Like Oil”, Kaaron Warren (Into Bones Like Oil)

BEST FANTASY SHORT STORY
“Dragon by Subscription”, Tansy Rayner Roberts 

BEST FANTASY NOVELLA
“Scapes Made Diamond”, Shauna O’Meara 

BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY
“Wreck Diving”, Joanne Anderton

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVELLA
“Scapes Made Diamond”, Shauna O’Meara 

BEST COLLECTION
Collision: Stories, J S Breukelaar 

BEST ANTHOLOGY
Mission: Critical, Jonathan Strahan 

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff 

BEST HORROR NOVEL
The Rich Man’s House, Andrew McGahan 

BEST FANTASY NOVEL
Angel Mage, Garth Nix 

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff 

Text and information sourced from Aurealis Awards website.

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