Monday, December 31, 2001

2001 Mythopoeic Award Nominees

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Comments: In 2001 the Mythopoeic Awards came full circle after a fashion as Guy Gavriel Kay's two-part series The Sarantine Mosaic was nominated for the Best Adult Fiction Award. This nomination more or less symbolically takes the award back to its roots in a manner of speaking, as Kay's career in writing was started when he helped Christopher Tolkien edit The Silmarillion many years before. A large proportion of fantasy writers draw their inspiration from Tolkien, but the connection is rarely as clearly drawn as the one between Tolkien and Kay.

Best Adult Fantasy Literature

The Innamorati by Midori Snyder

Other Nominees:
Forests of the Heart Charles de Lint
RavenShadow by Win Blevins
The Sarantine Mosaic (Sailing to Sarantium and Lord of Emperors) by Guy Gavriel Kay

Best Children's Fantasy Literature

Aria of the Sea by Dia Calhoun

Other Nominees:
Beast by Donna Jo Napoli
Boots and the Seven Leaguers by Jane Yolen
Growing Wings by Laurel Winter
Night Flying by Rita Murphy

Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey

Other Nominees:
C.S. Lewis: Writer, Dreamer & Mentor by Lionel Adey
The Crisis and the Quest: a Kierkegaardian Reading of Charles Williams by Stephen N. Dunning
J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances edited by George Makana Clark and Daniel Timmons
Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on The History of Middle-Earth edited by Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter

Myth and Fantasy Studies

King Arthur in America by Alan Lupack and Barbara Tepa Lupack

Other Nominees:
The Fantasy Literature of England by C.N. Manlove
The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales edited by Jack Zipes
The Quest for the Grail: Arthurian Legend in British Art 1840-1920 by Christine Poulson

Go to previous year's nominees: 2000
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2002

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