This year’s Ditmar Awards winners (Australian Science Fiction awards) were announced at Conflux 9 over the ANZAC Day weekend.
The winners were:
Best Novel – Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
Best Novella or Novelette – “Sky” by Kaaron Warren, in Through Splintered Walls (Twelfth Planet Press)
Best Short Story – “The Wisdom of Ants” by Thoraiya Dyer, in Clarkesworld 75
Best Collected Work – Through Splintered Walls by Kaaron Warren, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
Best Artwork – Cover art by Kathleen Jennings, for Midnight and Moonshine (Ticonderoga Publications)
Best Fan Writer – Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work including reviews in Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth
Best Fan Artist – Kathleen Jennings, for body of work including “The Dalek Game” and “The Tamsyn Webb Sketchbook”
Best Fan Publication in Any Medium – The Writer and the Critic by Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
Best New Talent – David McDonald
William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review – Tansy Rayner Roberts, for “Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That.”, in tor.com
Congratulations to all the winners.
Further details on the Ditmar Awards, including a list of all nominees, are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ditmar_award_results#2013.2C_Conflux_9.2C_Canberra
The Ditmar Award (formally the Australian SF ("Ditmar") Award; formerly the "Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award") has been awarded annually since 1969 at the Australian National Science Fiction Convention (the "Natcon") to recognise achievement in Australian science fiction (including fantasy and horror) and science fiction fandom. The award is similar to the Hugo Award but on a national rather than international scale. They are named for Martin James Ditmar "Dick" Jenssen, an Australian fan and artist, who financially supported the awards at their inception.