2012 Sunburst Award Shortlist

Finalists for the 12th annual Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic have been announced:


  • Blackdog, K.V. Johansen (Pyr)
  • Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, David Nickle  (ChiZine)
  • Technicolor Ultra Mall, Ryan Oakley (EDGE)
  • Enter, Night, Michael Rowe (ChiZine)
  • Paradise Tales, Geoff Ryman (Small Beer)
  • The Pattern Scars, Caitlin Sweet (ChiZine)

Young Adult:

  • Ultraviolet, R.J. Anderson (Lerner Publishing Group)
  • All Good Children, Catherine Austen (Orca)
  • The Summer of Permanent Wants, Jamieson Findlay (Doubleday Canada)
  • The Dead Kid Detective Agency, Evan Munday (ECW)
  • Blood Red Road: Dustlands: 1, Moira Young (Doubleday Canada)

Winners will be announced in fall 2012, and each will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a hand-crafted medallion featuring a sunburst logo designed by Marcel Gagné. Jurors for 2012 are Douglas Barbour, Zsuzsi Gartner, Daniel Justice, Lorna Toolis, and Halli Villegas.

For more information, see The Sunburst Award Society.