Aurealis Award winners

Congratulations to all the Aurealis Award winners!

It’s affirming to see I predicted well from a couple of posts ago. The only one I had incorrect was Stephen Dedman’s “Dead of Winter”, which I had listed as should win instead of will win (so it’s a win in my book!). It’s particularly pleasing to see Bill Congreve pick up the Peter McNamara Convenors Award (especially as I fortuitously and perhaps psychically outlined the reasons why in my recent Ditmar commentary) and a Horror novel be judged the ‘best of the best’ for the second time in three years. I think that says a lot about the increasing strength of Australian dark fiction. Good stuff!