Stormlord's Exile, the final book in the trilogy, was shortlisted for the Best Australian Fantasy Novel of 2011 -- and it didn't win. Which is not exactly a surprise. After all, it's the seventh time I haven't won with a shortlisted novel! Aussie authors are a talented bunch, and the competition is stiff. So hurrah for Pamela Freeman's book Ember & Ash which did win, and if you haven't read it, go do so.
The results for all the Aurealis categories are here.
I had a lovely evening in Perth as the awards were being presented in Sydney, thanks to a friend, Helen M., who said I should have someone to celebrate with. Well, the celebration didn't happen, but so what -- we (six of us) drank the champagne anyway! Good company of like-minded people, tasty snacks and great conversation. What more could you ask?
Well...I guess a quenda.
|Quenda: Southern Brown Bandicoot|
You can see a fact sheet about the quenda here.