Tasha Suri won the Brave New Words Award on the strength of her debut novel Empire of Sand (Orbit). The award was announced by Starburst magazine at a ceremony during the Edge-Lit 8 festival, held July 13, 2019 at QUAD in Derby, UK. The award goes to an individual, not a specific work, so the titles listed are “examples that most define the creators output.” Other finalists were:
This year’s judges were Rebecca Derrick, Mikey Smith, Russell Smith, and Alasdair Stuart.
For more information, see the Starburst website.
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