Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards 2006 Shortlist

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the shortlist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards 2006 as follows:

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (Canongate)
The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos)
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (Willow Morrow)
Metallic Love by Tanith Lee (Bantam Spectra)
The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl by Tim Pratt (Bantam Spectra)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature

Valiant by Holly Black (Simon & Schuster)
Wizards at War by Diane Duane (Harcourt)
By These Ten Bones by Clare B. Dunkle (Henry Holt)
The Bartimaeus Trilogy, consisting of The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, and Ptolemy's Gate, by Jonathan Stroud (Hyperion)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

Perilous Realms: Celtic and Norse in Tolkien's Middle-earth by Marjorie Burns (University of Toronto Press, 2005)
Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien's Mythology by Verlyn Flieger (Kent State University Press, 2005)
Smith of Wootton Major: Expanded Edition by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Verlyn Flieger (HarperCollins, 2005)
The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (Houghton Mifflin, 2005)
The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs (HarperSanFrancisco, 2005)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in General Myth and Fantasy Studies

The Meanings of "Beauty and the Beast" by Jerry Griswold (Broadview Press, 2004)
Readers in Wonderland: The Liberating Worlds of Fantasy Fiction from Dorothy to Harry Potter by Deborah O'Keefe (Continuum, 2003)
The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons: Buddhist Themes in Modern Fantasy by David R. Loy & Linda Goodhew (Wisdom, 2004)
National Dreams: The Remaking of Fairy Tales in Nineteenth-Century England by Jennifer Schacker (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003)

I would be quite happy to see Anansi Boys, The Bartimaeus Trilogy and Verlyn Flieger's new edition of Smith of Wootton Major win as I've read and enjoyed them all.


Kelly said...

Hi Michele:

Nice list in the children's category. Have you read the HOlly Black/

Michele said...

No I haven't - sorry I should have made it clearer in my original message that the books I named as having read are the only ones on any of the shortlists that I've read, although I do own the Wayne & Hammond LotR Reader's Companion (but I've not re-read LotR lately so I've not had any call to use the Reader's Companion).