May 22nd, 2011
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!)