Sunday, December 31, 2000

2000 Mythopoeic Award Nominees

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Comments: In 2000 the Mythopoeic Awards reached a new height in incestuous self-referential nominations when not one, but two works by J.R.R. Tolkien were nominated in the Inklings Studies category. Granted, the Mythopoeic Society exists to honor the members of the Inklings and to award scholarship about their work and their lives, but it always seems to me like a massive conflict of interest when they nominate works that are actually written by members of the Inklings, even if they include some amount of scholarly commentary by other authors.

Best Adult Fantasy Literature

Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle

Other Nominees:
The Book of Knights by Yves Meynard
Dark Cities Underground by Lisa Goldstein
Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice by A.S. Byatt
The Wild Swans by Peg Kerr

Best Children's Fantasy Literature

The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley

Other Nominees:
The Circle of Magic (Sandry's Book, Tris's Book, Daja's Book, and Briar's Book) by Tamora Pierce
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Kingdom (Jackaroo, On Fortune's Wheel, The Wings of a Falcon, and Elske) by Cynthia Voigt
Skellig by David Almond

Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull

Other Nominees:
C.S. Lewis: Writer, Dreamer & Mentor by Lionel Adey
Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
Tolkien: Man and Myth - A Literary Life by Joseph Pearce

Myth and Fantasy Studies

Strange and Secret Peoples: Fairies and Victorian Consciousness by Carole G. Silver

Other Nominees:
King Arthur in America by Alan Lupack and Barbara Tepa Lupack
Oz and Beyond: The Fantasy World of L. Frank Baum by Michael O. Riley
The Quest for the Grail: Arthurian Legend in British Art 1840-1920 by Christine Poulson
When Dreams Came True: Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition by Jack Zipes

Go to previous year's nominees: 1999
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2001

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