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The AAs for 2002

The 2002 Aurealis Awards were presented at a ceremony in South Carlton, VIC on Friday 28-March, 2003.

The full results of the awards, which recognise professional achievement in genre writing by Australians, are as follows:

Division A: Science Fiction

Best Novel
Transcension by Damien Broderick (Tor)

Best Short Story
"Walk to the Full Moon" by Sean McMullen (Fantasy and Science Fiction, Dec 02)

Division B: Fantasy

Best Novel
The Storm Weaver and the Sand by Sean Williams (HarperCollins)

Best Short Story
No Award

Division C: Horror

Best Novel
The White Body of Evening by A L McCann (Flamingo/ HarperCollins)

Best Short Story
"Oracle" by Kim Westwood (Redsine 9)

Division D: Young Adult

Best Novel
The Hand of Glory by Sophie Masson (Hodder Headline)

Best Short Story
No Award

Division E: Children's (8-12 years)

Best Long Fiction
The Garden of Empress Cassia by Gabrielle Wang (Puffin)

Best Short Fiction
"Tashi and the Haunted House" by Anna Fienberg and Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin)

Peter McNamara Convenors' Award for Excellence

Robbie Matthews for his important contribution to local genre publishing both with the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.

The organisers recently announced the judging panels for the 2003 Aurealis Awards. The panelists are:

Division A: Science Fiction
  • Rob Hood (Convenor)
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • Ben Payne
  • Maxine McArthur
Division B: Fantasy
  • Rowena Cory Daniels (Convenor)
  • Dirk Strasser
  • Bill Congreve
  • Jason Bleckly
Division C: Horror
  • Dianne De Bellis (Convenor)
  • Michael Pryor
  • Helen Patrice
Division D: Young Adult
  • Katherine Phelps (Convenor)
  • Mike Slusher
  • Alice Mills
Division E: Children's (8-12 years)
  • Sophie Masson (Convenor)
  • Wendy James
  • Kristal Yee
Full details of the 2003 Awards, including judges' addresses and timelines for submitting material, can be found on the Aurealis website.

(Tuesday, April 01 @ 10:34:39 AWST)

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