Monday, May 31, 2004

Cory Doctorow on Sunburst shortlist

A Place So Foreign and 8 More by Cory Doctorow (Four Walls Eight Windows, 2003), is among the five books on the short list for this year's Sunburst Award, Canada's only juried and prized award for Canadian literature of the fantastic.

The other finalists are The Bone House by Luanne Armstrong (New Star Books, 2002), Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (McClelland & Stewart, 2003), Initiation by Virginia Frances Schwartz (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2003) and Blind Lake by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor, 2003).

The award itself consists of a cash prize of $1000 and a hand-crafted stainless-steel medallion of the Sunburst, from a design by Marcel Gagné, and will be presented to the winner in September 2004.

The jurors for the 2004 award were Caterina Edwards, Claude Lalumière, Yves Meynard, Michelle Sagara West and Lyle Weis.

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