Aurealis Award Goodness

I am delighted to see that The Shattered City has been shortlisted for Best Fantasy Novel in the Aurealis Awards – and that Love and Romanpunk and “The Patrician” have also been shortlisted for Best Collection & Best YA Short Story, respectively.

Congratulations to all the nominees! I am honoured to be in the company of so many excellent friends & colleagues. I’m planning to be at the ceremony – had so much fun last time. Hope to see many of you there for our night of nights! (ooh, clothes shopping!)

Winners of the 2011 Aurealis Awards and the Peter McNamara Convenors’ Award for Excellence will be announced at the Aurealis Awards ceremony, on the evening of Saturday 12 May at the Independent Theatre, North Sydney. Details of the evening and a link to the online booking website are available at

An after party will be held at Rydges, North Sydney, following the awards presentations. Accommodation is available at Rydges for $149 (room only) or $174 (including full buffet breakfast). To take advantage of these rates please use the code ‘Aurealis’ when making your booking.

For further information about the awards please contact the convenors at

The 2011 Aurealis Awards are sponsored by HarperVoyager and Cosmos Magazine and proudly supported by Galaxy Bookshop.

4 replies on “Aurealis Award Goodness”

  1. Suzanne F. says:

    Ah! Many congratulations to you and all the nominees. It looks like a great shortlist!
    The Aurealis Awards made me realize how much impact reading your blog and listening to Galactic Suburbia has had on my life, because this year, not only do I know WHAT the Aurealis Awards are, but I recognize most of the nominees. Which is saying something, since I’m a non-Australian (who had never read any Australian writers prior to my exposure via Galactic Suburbia (I feel guilty about that)).
    The only bad part is that I now ave all these books I want to read (The Courier’s New Bicycle, the Creature Court trilogy etc.), and no way of getting them. Curse you, prohibitively expensive shipping and handling!
    (E-Reader. I must get an E-Reader. And then I must figure out how to use it).

  2. tansyrr says:

    Hi Suzanne

    That is completely awesome. It’s lovely (and maybe a little daunting!) to hear we have that kind of influence.

    You absolutely might want to think about getting an e-reader – most of the small press stuff in Australia (like the Twelfth Planet Press books published by Alisa) are available as global e-books, and publishers like Voyager (who publish me & Kim Westwood) are also changing the way they do things, so e-books are less and less likely to have global restrictions. My Creature Court trilogy is now available in international edition on the Kindle & other formats are to follow!

    Thanks so much for listening & reading. It’s so cool that people are learning more about Australian fiction.

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