Winners of the 2019 Norma K Hemming Award


The 2019 Norma K Hemming Award for excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in speculative fiction published in 2018, was presented on Saturday 8 June, 2019 at a ceremony at the Continuum convention in Melbourne.

It is with great pleasure we announce there was a tie in the Long Work category, with Sam Hawke’s City of Lies and Mother of Invention edited by Rivqa Rafael and Tansy Rayner Roberts sharing the top honour. The Short Fiction category was won by Stephanie Gunn for “Pinion”, from the anthology Aurum.

Congratulations to the winners, finalists and all the entrants for creating such a strong field. Thank you to the Australian Science Fiction Foundation for their role in overseeing the Award, and to the jurors for their hard work, commitment and professionalism in delivering this year’s finalists and winners.



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