The Mythopoeic Society has announced the 2020 Mythopoeic Awards finalists. Winners will be announced in early 2021.
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
- The Haunting of Tram Car 015, P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom Publishing)
- Snow White Learns Witchcraft, Theodora Goss (Mythic Delirium)
- The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix E. Harrow (Redhook)
- Lent: A Novel of Many Returns, Jo Walton (Tor)
- The Bird King, G. Willow Wilson (Grove)
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature
- Lalani of the Distant Sea, Erin Entrada Kelly (Greenwillow)
- Dragon Pearl, Yoon Ha Lee (Disney-Hyperion)
- The Time of Green Magic, Hilary McKay (Macmillan)
- A Tale Magnolius, Suzanne Nelson (Knopf)
- The Lost Girl, Anne Ursu (Walden Pond)
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
- “The Sweet and the Bitter”: Death and Dying in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Amy Amendt-Raduege (Kent State University Press)
- Sub-creating Arda: World-building in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Work, its Precursors and its Legacies, Dimitra Fimi & Thomas M. Honegger, eds. (Walking Tree)
- Informing the Inklings: George MacDonald and the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy, Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson & Michael Partridge (Winged Lion)
- Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, Catherine McIlwaine (Bodleian Library)
- A Wilderness of Dragons: Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger, John Rateliff, ed. (Gabbro Head)
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
- Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century, Maria Sachiko Cecire (University of Minnesota Press)
- A Modernist Fantasy: Modernism, Anarchism, and the Radical Fantastic, James Gifford (ELS)
- The Shape of Fantasy: Investigating the Structure of American Heroic Epic Fantasy, C. Palmer-Patel (Routledge)
- The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (New York University Press)
- The Routledge Companion to Imaginary Worlds, Mark J.P. Wolf, ed. (Routledge)
For more information, see the official awards announcement.
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