Monday, July 12, 2010

2010 Mythopoeic Society Awards

In case you hadn't seen it yet, the winners of the 2010 Mythopoeic Society Awards were announced yesterdy, July 11, at Mythcon 41 in Dallas.

Fantasy Awards, Adult Literature:


Jo Walton, Lifelode (NESFA Press)

Fantasy Awards, Children’s Literature:

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Grace Lin, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Little, Brown)

Scholarship Awards, Inklings Studies:

Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits

Dimitra Fimi, Tolkien, Race, and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Scholarship Awards, Myth and Fantasy Studies:

One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'engle, Orson Scott Card (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy)

For a list of the finalists, see the page at: Mythopoeic Awards – 2010.  I had been interested because one of the finalists was Caroline Sumpter with her The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).  The Mythopoeic Society Awards often honor fairy tale related works.  Congrats to all the winners and finalists.

1 comment:

  1. The Marek Oziewicz book, One Earth, One People looks interesting. I've never read Orson Scott Card, but Madeleine L'Engle was my "fairy godmother" throughout my adolescence, and remains one of my heroes; I was very saddened when she died in 2007. I still frequently return to her works often, fiction and non-fiction, for some "glimpses of grace." Ursula K. Le Guin is an absolutely brilliant storyteller as well. It's a blessing that she remains so prolific and continues publishing some wonderful fiction. Writers like L'Engle and Le Guin are often marketed for "young adult readers," a problem for many of the great fantasists for the past several decades. I appreciate the link to this new work exploring their work! Cheers, Jim