23/07/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Who are the winners of this year's Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for the best fantasy novels? Well, we've got an inkling!
The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel or single-author story collection for adults published during 2008 that best exemplifies the spirit of the Inklings (Tolkien's literary love-in group).
The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honours books for younger readers in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia.
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
Carol Berg, Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone (Roc)
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature
Kristin Cashore, Graceling (Harcourt Children's Books)
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
John Rateliff, The History of the Hobbit, Part One: Mr. Baggins; Part Two: Return to Bag-end (Houghton Mifflin, 2007)
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
Charles Butler, Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children's Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper (Children's Literature Association & Scarecrow Press, 2006).
Stephen Hunt's novels - USA