2015 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the 2015 Mythopoeic Awards finalists. Winners will be announced at Mythcon 46, July 31-August 3, 2015, in Colorado Springs CO.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • Tales from Rugosa Coven, Sarah Avery (Dark Quest)
  • The Angel of Losses, Stephanie Feldman (Ecco)
  • Songs for Ophelia, Theodora Goss  (Papaveria)
  • The Gospel of Loki, Joanne M. Harris (Gollancz)
  • Locke & Key series, Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • The Night Gardener, Jonathan Auxier  (Abrams)
  • The Castle Behind Thorns, Merrie Haskell (Katherine Tegen Books)
  • The Islands of Chaldea, Diana Wynne Jones & Ursula Jones  (Greenwillow)
  • A Snicker of Magic, Natalie Lloyd (Scholastic)
  • His Fair Assassin series, Robin LaFevers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  •  C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages, Robert Boenig  (Kent State University Press)
  • Tolkien at Exeter College: How an Undergraduate Created Middle-earth, John Garth (Exeter College)
  • C. S. Lewis and Gender series: The Feminine Ethos in C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of NarniaThe Gender Dance: Ironic Subversion in C. S. Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy, and Surprised by the Feminine: A Rereading of C. S. Lewis and Gender, Monika B. Hilder (Peter Lang)
  • Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey, John Wm. Houghton, Janet Brennan Croft, Nancy Martsch, John D. Rateliff, & Robin Anne Reid, eds. (McFarland)
  • Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, Together with Sellic Spell, J. R. R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien, ed. (Houghton Mifflin)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • Stories About Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth, Brian Attebery (Oxford University Press)
  • George MacDonald: Divine Carelessness and Fairytale Levity, Daniel Gabelman (Baylor University Press)
  • From the Forest: The Hidden Roots of our Fairy Tales, Sara Maitland (Counterpoint)
  • As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality, Michael Saler (Oxford University Press)
  • Peter Pan’s Shadows in the Modern Literary Imagination, Kristen Stirling (Routledge)