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2013 Sunburst Award winners announced

This year’s Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic were presented to Martine Desjardins for her novel Maleficium (Talonbooks) and, in the Young Adult category, to Rachel Hartman for Seraphina (Doubleday Canada).Selected by a jury comprising Rebecca Bradley, Tony Burgess, Shari Lapeña, Barbara Roden, and Leon Rooke, the authors of the two winning books each receive $1,000.

Adult nominees:

  • Finton Moon by Gerard Collins (Killick Press)
  • Maleficium by Martine Desjardins; Fred A. Reed and David Homel, trans. (Talonbooks)
  • Over the Darkened Landscape by Derryl Murphy (Fairwood Press)
  • The Blondes by Emily Schultz (Doubleday Canada)
  • Westlake Soul byRio Youers (ChiZine Publications)

Young adult nominees:

  • Bright’s Light by Susan Juby (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow (Tor/Macmillan)
  • The Green Man by Michael Bedard (Tundra Books)
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Doubleday Canada)
  • Rebel Heart by Moira Young (Doubleday Canada)