2020 Norma K Hemming Award winners

The Australian Science Fiction Foundation congratulates the 2020 winners of the Norma K Hemming Award.

The Norma K Hemming Award is given to mark excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a speculative fiction work (e.g. science fiction, fantasy, horror) by Australian citizens and/or residents. Eligible work includes short stories, novellas, novels, collections, anthologies, graphic novels and stage play scripts.

The work we celebrate today was published in 2019, and I would like to thank the creators and publishers for the amazing material we received for this year’s Award. That so many fantastic stories are being told in this space is heartening to see for the genre, and for the world we live in.

The winners of the 2020 Norma K Hemming Awards are:

Short Fiction (stories up to 17,500 words)

Winter’s Tale, Nike Sulway & Shauna O’Meara (Twelfth Planet Press)

Long Work (tie)

From Here On, Monsters, Elizabeth Bryer (Pan Macmillan Australia)

Ghost Bird, Lisa Fuller (University of Queensland Press)

Congratulations to all our winners!

View the online presentation of the Award here.

 

 

Winners of the 2019 Norma K Hemming Award

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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.

 

 

2018 Norma K Hemming Award Winners

The 2018 Norma K Hemming Award for excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in speculative fiction published in 2016 and 2017, was presented on Friday 8 June, 2018 at a ceremony in Melbourne.

It is with great pleasure we announce that Claire G Coleman won the Long Work category with her novel Terra Nullius (Hachette), while the Short Fiction category was won by Foz Meadows, for “Coral Bones”, from Monstrous Little Voices (Abaddon Books).

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 jury, Stephanie Gunn, Russell Kirkpatrick, Stephanie Lai and Alexandra Pierce, for their hard work, commitment and professionalism in delivering this year’s finalists and winners.

The 2019 Norma K Hemming Award will open to entries later this year.

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