Lirael's Accolades Flow In
Since its Ditmar Award win in June,
Lirael has picked
up several shortlistings and awards to add to its steady stream of critical
Lirael won the
National Award for Children's Literature in the 2002
South Australian Festival Awards
for Literature (which included a $15000 cash prize, $5000 of which
Garth donated back to the South Australian Writers' Centre). The book was
as a 2002 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association (and was also a 'Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults' in the January 2002 YALSA announcements from the ALA's Midwinter Meeting),
included in the 14+ category of the 2001 edition of US-based Capitol Choices, and listed in the New York Public Library's "Books for the Teen Age 2002".
Lirael had been shortlisted in the 2001
Aurealis Awards (presented in March 2002) in both the 'Best Fantasy Novel' and
'Best Young Adult Novel' categories, but didn't win.
(Saturday, November 30 @ 18:51:12 WST)