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 LapeÃ±a, Barbara Roden, and Leon Rooke, the authors of the two winning books each receive $1,000.
- 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)
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