The Ditmar Award winners were announced at the Australian Natcon yesterday evening. I can’t see an official announcement yet, but based on Twitter reports the winners are as follows:
- Novel: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
- Novella or Novelette: “Sky”, Kaaron Warren (Through Splintered Walls)
- Short Story: “The Wisdom of Ants”, Thoraiya Dyer (Clarkesworld 12/12)
- Collected Work: Through Splintered Walls, Kaaron Warren (Twelfth Planet)
- Artwork: Cover art, Kathleen Jennings, for Midnight and Moonshine (Ticonderoga)
- Fan Writer: Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work including reviews in Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth
- Fan Artist: Kathleen Jennings, for body of work including “The Dalek Game” and “The Tamsyn Webb Sketchbook”
- Fan Publication: The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
- New Talent: David McDonald
- William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review: Tansy Rayner Roberts, for “Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That.” (Tor.com)
Also announced at the ceremony (but Not A Ditmar) were the following:
- Norma K. Hemming Award: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
- Peter McNamara Lifetime Achievement Award: Nick Stathopoulos
- A. Bertram Chandler Award for Outstanding Achievement: Russell B Farr
I’m delighted to see a Clarkesworld story winning the short fiction category. Also I note that Karen Warren’s double-winning collection is available in a bookstore near you.
I look forward to seeing long, angry articles from male fans complaining that the Ditmars are “broken”, and blaming it all on Alisa Krasnostein with her radical lesbian separatist politics.
Update: Added the Chandler Award. See Sean the Bookonaut for a Storify record of the ceremony.