I was working at the university this morning, so only able to sneak the occasional peek at my Twitter feed as the World Fantasy Awards tweets started up, and I almost caused a Serious Disruption to some poor chap’s exam when I discovered that our Alisa had picked up her first World Fantasy Award, this time for Special Award Non-Professional. Some day, when she manages to pay herself for all the work she does to publish and promote Australian speculative fiction, I know she’ll be up for a matching Professional award too!
I’m so very proud to be a Twelfth Planet author.
My, but the trophy is on the dour side. Does anyone want to volunteer to knit a jaunty beret or bonnet or something for hers, to cheer him up a bit?
The whole list of winners can be found here.
Congratulations to all the winners – I am absolutely squeeful about the magnificent Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor winning best novel, but all the winners were worthy, and I hope very much that all the finalists are just as proud of themselves and their achievements. It was a great shortlist this year.
Thanks to Cat Sparks who pointed me in the direction of the following vid. You can see Alisa’s award at about the 35 minute mark. It’s just a shame that the microphone discriminated against short people! But knowing Alisa, she was probably quite happy to be mostly hidden behind the podium. I hope she had a great celebratory evening afterwards, and a good night’s sleep. We’ll be interrogating her about her experience on the next episode of Galactic Suburbia!