Friday, December 07, 2007

Song of the Shiver Barrens: Australian Aurealis Shortlist for the Best Fantasy Novel of 2007


Yes, it's that time of the year when the shortlist of five is announced.

And Song of the Shiver Barrens has made it. I was so thrilled that I shot off an email to my agent and the Orbit UK team, and managed to get the name of my own book wrong. Sigh.

It means that every time I have had a book in the running I have made the shortlist, which is really encouraging...

The other four shortlisted works are:
Jennifer Fallon, The Gods of Amyrantha
Lian Hearn, Heaven’s Net is Wide
Sylvia Kelso, The Moving Water
Michael Pryor, Heart of Gold

I am delighted to see fellow Voyager author Jenny's book up there, because I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it the best book she had written to date, and that's saying something.

There are some other pals up there in the short story sections, and two fellow Orbit/Voyager authors in Sean Williams and Marianne de Pierres in the Science Fiction category. Congrats everyone.

My grateful thanks to the Aurealis team and Fantastic Queensland and Chimaera Publications for putting in all the hard work to keep the awards going.

The winners will be announced Jan 26th. Alas, won't be able to attend...too far, and too expensive.
More here.

11 comments:

Satima Flavell said...

Loud congrats, Glenda!

Karen Miller said...

Wonderful result! Big woots to you!!

Jo said...

Congratulations, I just wish I could get your books in Canada, don't seem to be around though. I do hope the shortlist ends up with you getting the award.

Imagine me said...

Nice going, Glenda, and well deserved.

Peter said...

The book well deserves its place on the shortlist. Here's hoping that the judges agree with me that your book should win the top prize.

Congratulations Glenda!

hrugaar said...

Hopefully this time you can break with tradition and actually win! ;P But all those shortlistings are still a major achievement, you should be well encouraged. Well done you!

anghara said...

Massive congratulations! And those books were a Job Well DOne. There's a reason that book is on that list.

Give yourself a pat on the back.

Glenda Larke said...

thank you all...still feeling pleasantly fuzzy about it here. It may be the fourth time, but it still feels good.

eyeris said...

congrats!

Now if only I could find a copy of books 2 and 3 here... sigh...

Glenda Larke said...

The Shadow of Tyr, UK version, should be available any time mow, Eyeris.

Zarina said...

Dear Glenda,

Warmest congratulations to you, and our salam to Dr Noramly!