The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council announced the 2008 Tiptree Award has two winners: Patrick Ness’s young adult novel The Knife of Never Letting Go (Walker) and Nisi Shawl’s short story collection Filter House (Aqueduct).
The Tiptree Award will be presented on Memorial Day weekend at WisCon in Madison, Wisconsin. Each winner will receive $1000 in prize money, an original artwork created specifically for the winning novel or story, and (as always) chocolate. A panel of five jurors selects the Tiptree Award winners and compiles an Honor List of other works that they find interesting, relevant to the award, and worthy of note. The 2008 jurors were Gavin J. Grant (chair), K. Tempest Bradford, Leslie Howle, Roz Kaveney, and Catherynne M. Valente.