16 May 2012

Aurealis Awards - Spotted in the House

On Saturday night at a sparkling Sydney event, the winners of the 2011 Aurealis Awards were announced. And we are delighted to reveal that today's courier package contained two fabulously shiny items. LOOK! Aurealis Awards in the wild!*

And lo, there was much rejoicing in the House.

(told primarily through words)
City of Lies by Lian Tanner

Only Ever Always by Penni Russon

Like Lian, [insert loud cries of joy].  
As per Penni, colour us chuffed.

Susan Wardle, co-convenor of the awards, said 
'The winners represent the best of Australian fantasy, horror and science fiction writing in 2011 as judged by a panel of their peers.  This year's winners join the likes of Sara Douglass, Garth Nix, Isobelle Carmody, Trudi Canavan, Shaun Tan and Sean Williams, all of whom are multiple Aurealis Award winners.'
One hundred HURRAHS for Penni! 
One hundred HURRAHS  for Lian!

And if you slip on over to Adventures of a Bookonaut, Sean's wonderful summary of how the evening unfolded may have you thinking you were actually there.

* Well, when we say 'in the wild' here, we may actually mean 'on the filing cabinet.'



Thaliak said...

Congratulations Penni and Lian!

Sean Wright said...

Thanks for the link :)