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Mythopoeic Society

a non-profit organization devoted to the study of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, the Inklings, and the genres of myth and fantasy


Mythopoeic Awards

Mythopoeic Awards – 2008

Announcements: Finalists (June 6, 2008) | Winners (August 17, 2008) | Acceptance Remarks


Fantasy Awards

Adult Literature

  • Catherynne M. Valente, Orphan’s Tales, * consisting of In the Night Garden (Spectra) and In the Cities of Coin and Spice (Spectra)
  • Theodora Goss, In the Forest of Forgetting (Prime Books)
  • Nalo Hopkinson, The New Moon’s Arms (Grand Central Publishing)
  • Guy Gavriel Kay, Ysabel (Roc)
  • John C. Wright, Chronicles of Chaos, consisting of Orphans of Chaos (Tor); Fugitives of Chaos (Tor), and Titans of Chaos (Tor)

Children’s Literature

  • J.K. Rowling, The Harry Potter series, * consisting of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s [Sorcerer’s] Stone (Bloomsbury); Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Bloomsbury); Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Bloomsbury); Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Bloomsbury); Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Bloomsbury); Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Bloomsbury); and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Bloomsbury)
  • Holly Black, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (Simon & Schuster); Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie (Simon & Schuster); Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale (Margaret K. McElderry)
  • Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant (HarperCollins)
  • Nancy Springer, Dusssie (Walker Books for Young Readers)
  • Kate Thompson, The New Policeman (HarperTeen)

Scholarship Awards

Inklings Studies

  • Diana Pavlac Glyer; appendix by David Bratman, The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community * (Kent State University Press, 2007)
  • Marjorie Burns, Perilous Realms: Celtic and Norse in Tolkien’s Middle-earth (University of Toronto Press, 2005)
  • Verlyn Flieger, Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien’s Mythology (Kent State University Press, 2005)
  • Peter Gilliver, Jeremy Marshall and Edmund Weiner, The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • John D. Rateliff, The History of the Hobbit, Part One, Mr Baggins; Part Two, Return to Bag-End (HarperCollins, 2007)

Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • T.A. Shippey, editor, The Shadow-Walkers: Jacob Grimm’s Mythology of the Monstrous * (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005)
  • Charles Butler, Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children’s Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper (Children’s Literature Association & Scarecrow Press, 2006)
  • Heather O’Donoghue, From Asgard to Valhalla: The Remarkable History of the Norse Myths (I.B. Tauris, 2007)
  • Richard Carl Tuerk, Oz in Perspective: The Magic and Myth of the L. Frank Baum Books (McFarland & Co., 2007)
  • Milly Williamson, The Lure of the Vampire: Gender, Fiction and Fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy (Wallflower, 2006)