2014 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the 2014 Mythopoeic Awards finalists. Winners will be announced at Mythcon 45, August 8-11, 2014, at Wheaton College in Norton MA.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • The Ghost Bride, Yangsze Choo (Morrow)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)
  • Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone (Tor)
  • Sleepless Knights, Mark H. Williams (Atomic Fez)
  • The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (Harper)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Ghoulish Song, William Alexander (McElderry)
  • Doll Bones, Holly Black (McElderry)
  • Killer of Enemies, Joseph Bruchac (Tu Books)
  • Conjured, Sara Beth Durst (Walker)
  • Shadows, Robin McKinley (Paulsen)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • There and Back Again: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Origins of the Hobbit, Mark Atherton (I.B. Tauris)
  • C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages, Robert Boenig (Kent State University Press)
  • Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, Jason Fisher, ed. (McFarland)
  • C.S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet, Alister McGrath (Tyndale House)
  • Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Corey Olsen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • The Book of Legendary Lands, Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwan, trans. (Rizzoli Ex Libris)
  • Dancing the Tao: Le Guin and Moral Development, Sandra J. Lindow (Cambridge Scholars)
  • Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North, G. Ronald Murphy (Oxford University Press)
  • As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality, Michael Saler (Oxford University Press)
  • Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831, David Sandner (Ashgate)