The winners for the 2020 Norma K. Hemming Award have been announced.
Short Fiction (stories up to 17,500 words)
- WINNER: Winter’s Tale, Nike Sulway & Shauna O’Meara (Twelfth Planet)
- “Like Ripples on a Blank Shore”, J.S. Breukelaar (Collision)
- “The Mark”, Grace Chan (Verge 2019: Uncanny)
- “‘Scapes Made Diamond”, Shauna O’Meara (Interzone 3-4/19)
- “The Promise of Saints”, Angela Slatter (A Miscellany of Death & Folly)
- “Rats”, Marlee Jane Ward (Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOZYA Stories)
Long Work (tie)
- WINNER: From Here On, Monsters, Elizabeth Bryer (Picador Australia)
- WINNER: Ghost Bird, Lisa Fuller (University of Queensland Press)
- Collision, J.S. Breukelaar (Meerkat)
- The Old Lie, Claire G. Coleman (Hachette Australia)
- Blackbirds Sing, Aiki Flinthart (CAT)
- Darkdawn, Jay Kristoff (St. Martin’s)
- The Trespassers, Meg Mundell (University of Queensland Press)
The Hemming Award is presented by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF) to “recognise excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work.”
For more information see the Hemming award website.
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