17/08/2004. Contributed by Jessica Martin
This year's Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards for adult literature announced.
And they are ...
- The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. Robin McKinley, Sunshine (Berkley, 2003)
- Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature
Clare B. Dunkle, The Hollow Kingdom (Holt, 2003)
- Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
John Garth, Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth
(Houghton Mifflin, 2003)
- Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
John Lawrence & Robert Jewett, The Myth of the American Superhero
The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2003 that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings."
Reissues (such as paperback editions) are eligible if no earlier edition was a finalist. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series is eligible the year its final volume appears.
The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult Literature award.
The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years (2001-2003) are eligible, including finalists for previous years.
The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.
The winners of this year's awards were announced at the banquet during Mythcon XXXV, which was held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from July 30th-August 2, 2004.
A complete list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society web site over at http://www.mythsoc.org/awards.html