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Ami McKay, Sylvain Neuvel among Sunburst Award finalists

Sylvain Neuvel

Sylvain Neuvel

The shortlists for this year’s Sunburst Awards, recognizing the best in Canadian fantasy writing, have been revealed. A jury comprising Nancy Baker, Michel Basilières, Rebecca Bradley, Dominick Grace, and Sean Moreland selected the following finalists in three categories:

Short Story ($500)

  • K.T. Bryski, “La Corriveau” (Strange Horizons)
  • James Alan Gardner, “The Dog and the Sleepwalker” (Strangers Among Us, Laksa Media Groups)
  • Helen Marshall, “Caro in Carno” (The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu, Constable-Robinson U.K./Running Press U.S.)
  • A.C. Wise, “The Men from Narrow Houses” (Liminal Stories)
  • A.C. Wise, “The Sailing of the Henry Charles Morgan in Six Pieces of Scrimshaw (1841)” (The Dark)

Adult Fiction ($1,000)

  • Claire Humphrey, Spells of Blood and Kin (Thomas Dunne Books)
  • Ami McKay, The Witches of New York (Knopf Canada)
  • Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants (Del Rey)
  • Jo Walton, Necessity (Tor Books)
  • Robert Charles Wilson, Last Year (Tor Books)

YA Fiction ($1,000)

Winners will each be honoured with their cash prize and a Sunburst Medallion at a ceremony in the fall.