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Norma K. Hemming Award 2016
Short List

The Jurors have released their short list for the 2016 Norma K Hemming Award for race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in Australian speculative fiction:

The Short List, in alphabetical order, is:

The Fire Sermon novel by Francesca Haig published by HarperVoyager on 1 March 2015
Formaldehyde novella by Jane Rawson published by Seizure Books in August 2015
The Hush novel by Skye Melki-Wegner published by Penguin Random House on 2 March 2015
The Orchid Nursery novel by Louise Katz published by Lacuna Publishing on 1 October 2015
The Pyramids of London novel by Andrea K Höst self-published in February 2015
Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief novel by Catherine Jinks published by Allen & Unwin in October 2015
Welcome to Orphancorp novella by Marlee Jane Ward published by Seizure Books on 17 August 2015

The Australian Science Fiction Foundation congratulates the short list nominees!

The award will be presented to the winner at Contact2016, the 55th Australian National Science Fiction Convention, in Brisbane, Queensland, on 27th March 2016.

For further information, please contact ASFF awards administrator Bill Wright:
Telephone: (03) 9534 0163
Email: bilw@iprimus.com.au
Mailing Address: Unit 4, 1 Park Street
St Kilda West
Victoria 3181

Related information

About the Award

The Norma K Hemming Award is given annually by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation to mark excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in speculative fiction first published either in Australia or by an Australian citizen.

The inaugural award was presented at Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention held in Melbourne in 2010.

The 2016 winner will be presented with the award trophy at Contact2016, the 55th Australian National Science Fiction Convention in Brisbane on 27th March 2016.

About the Judges

Jurors for the Award are editor Sarah Endacott, editor-publisher Rob Gerrand, and writers Tess Williams and Sean McMullen.

About the Australian Science Fiction Foundation

The Australian Science Fiction Foundation was established in 1976 to carry on the work of Aussiecon, the first Australian World Science Fiction Convention held in Melbourne in 1975. It sponsors and encourages the creation and appreciation of science fiction in Australia.

About Norma K Hemming

Norma Kathleen Hemming (1928-1960) was a pioneer Australian feminist science fiction writer whose stories and stage plays were informed by her experiences as one of the few women active in science fiction in the 1960s.

For more information, please refer to our page on Norma K. Hemming or her Wikipedia entry.


Bill Wright - ASFF Awards Administrator


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Last update: 25 February 2016.

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