Sunday, August 10, 2014

2014 Mythopoeic Award Nominees

Location: Mythcon 45 in Norton, Massachusetts.

Comments: In 2014, both of the fiction categories in the Mythopoeic Awards were won by works authored by women. While this is not that unusual for the Mythopoeic Awards, sadly, this is still something that is notable in the wider world. in better news, Holly Black is slated to be a guest of honor at CapClave this year. I mention this in conjunction with noting her win in the Best Children's Fantasy Literature Award category here so as to make everyone jealous of the fact that I am probably going to be able to meet her this autumn. I can tell you are all jealous.

Best Adult Fantasy Literature

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Other Nominees:
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Sleepless Knights by Mark H. Williams
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone

Best Children's Fantasy Literature

Doll Bones by Holly Black

Other Nominees:
Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst
Ghoulish Song by William Alexander
Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
Shadows by Robin McKinley

Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays edited by Jason Fisher

Other Nominees:
C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages by Robert Boening
C.S. Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath
Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit by Corey Olsen
There and Back Again: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Origins of the Hobbit by Mark Atherton

Myth and Fantasy Studies

Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North by G. Ronald Murphy

Other Nominees:
As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality by Michael Saler
The Book of Legendary Lands by Umberto Eco, translated by Alastair McEwan
Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831 by David Sandner
Dancing the Tao: Le Guin and Moral Development by Sandra J. Lindow

Go to previous year's nominees: 2013
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2015

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