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Aurealis Awards 2020 Winners announced

Aurealis Awards 2020 Winners announced

The winners of the 2020 Aurealis Awards have been announced, recognising the best speculative fiction, including science ficiton, fantasy and horror, by Australian writers.

The awards were first established in 1995 by the publishers of Aurealis magazine, to better recognise Australian writers of speculative fiction. Watch this year's ceremony below:

And check out the winners for 2020:

BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION

The Lost Soul Atlas, Zana Fraillon (Hachette Australia)

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL / ILLUSTRATED WORK

Under-Earth, Chris Gooch (Top Shelf)

BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY

Dingo & Sister, Nikky Lee (Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #78)

BEST HORROR SHORT STORY

Phoenix Pharmaceuticals, Jessica Nelson-Tyers (Cancer, The Zodiac Series, #7, Deadset Press)

BEST HORROR NOVELLA

The Saltbush Queen, Chris Mason (Outback Horrors Down Under, Things in The Well)

BEST FANTASY SHORT STORY

Truth Be Told, Louise Pieper (Unnatural Order, CSFG)

BEST FANTASY NOVELLA

Dingo & Sister, Nikky Lee (Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #78)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY

Mary, Mary, Fiona Bell (Aurealis #135)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVELLA

The Weight of the Air, The Weight of the World, T R Napper (Neon Leviathan, Grimdark Magazine)

BEST COLLECTION

The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories, Angela Slatter (PS Publishing)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

Rebuilding Tomorrow, Tsana Dolichva (Ed.) (Twelfth Planet Press)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

The Erasure Initiative, Lili Wilkinson (Allen & Unwin)

BEST HORROR NOVEL

None Shall Sleep, Ellie Marney (Allen & Unwin)

BEST FANTASY NOVEL 

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, Garth Nix (Allen & Unwin)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL (tie)

The Animals in That Country, Laura Jean McKay (Scribe Publications)

Repo Virtual, Corey J White (Tor.com Publishing)

CONVENORS’ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE 

Never Afters: Female Friendship and Collaboration in Contemporary Re-visioned Fairy Tales by Women, Kirstyn McDermott