The shortlists for the 2018 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic have been announced:
- The Bone Mother, David Demchuk (ChiZine)
- American War, Omar El Akkad (Knopf)
- Sputnik’s Children, Terri Favro (ECW)
- Jade City, Fonda Lee (Little, Brown)
- Son of a Trickster, Eden Robinson (Knopf Canada)
Young Adult Fiction
- The Painting, Charis Cotter (Tundra)
- The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline (Dancing Cat)
- Exo, Fonda Lee (Scholastic)
- Weave a Circle Round, Kari Maaren (Tor)
- Dragonfly Song, Wendy Orr (Allen & Unwin)
Winners will be announced in Fall 2018, and will “receive a medallion that incorporates the Sunburst logo. Winners of both the Adult and Young Adult Sunburst Award also receive a cash prize of $1,000, while winners of the Short Story Sunburst Award receive a cash prize of $500.” The novel jurors for the 2018 awards are Megan Crewe, Kate Heartfield, Dominik Parisien, Halli Villegas, and Heather Wood. Short Story jurors are Candas Jane Dorsey, Emily Pohl-Weary, and Alexandra Renwick.
For more information, see the Sunburst Award Society.
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