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Aurealis Award

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Hooray hooray hooray! I just had an email from my publisher to say that Museum of Thieves won the Aurealis Award for Children’s Fiction (told primarily through words). These awards are for excellence in Australian speculative fiction, and I’m sitting here beaming all over my face. I had actually forgotten that they were being announced last night – which is much nicer than sitting in front of the computer chewing my fingernails – so I turned on my email this morning with an untroubled heart …

Here’s the full list of winners. Note that Tasmania has done very well, with Tansy Rayner Roberts winning the Fantasy Novel Award for her book Power and Majesty (which I still haven’t read – hmm, I think I’ll take it to Melbourne with me).

So big thanks to the Aurealis judges! (And did I mention that I was happy? Wheeeeeeeeeee!)


5 Responses to “Aurealis Award”

  1. Jessica Hamilton says:

    hi Lian Tanner,
    I listened to you’re presentation at Fahan you have really inspired me to be an author and to read you’re books.I love adventure books so hopefully the Keepers is going to be right up my street.
    Mum has promised me that we can go to the launching of you’re book the City of Lies ( i’m so excited )
    good bye

    • Lian says:

      Hi Jessica, good to hear from you. Welcome to the world of authors! I hope you have a lot of fun writing your stories. And I’m glad you’re coming to the launch of City of Lies. Let me know what you think of the first book when you’ve read it.

  2. Romi says:

    That is brilliant! It’s all going so well!

  3. Anne Morgan says:

    Bravo Lian! Congratulations on your win in the Aurealis Award.

    • Lian says:

      Thanks Anne. I just picked up my award plaque thingy yesterday, and it is surprisingly nice. I’ll stick a photo up when I get home.

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