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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 – 2009

Announcements: Finalists (May 27) | Winners (July 19) | Acceptance Remarks (July 28)


Fantasy Awards

Adult Literature

Flesh and Spirit by Carol Berg
Carol Berg, Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone (Roc)
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Children’s Literature

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Kristin Cashore, Graceling (Harcourt Children’s Books)
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Scholarship Awards

Inklings Studies

The History of the Hobbit - Part One: Mr. Baggins by John Rateliff
John Rateliff, The History of the Hobbit, Part One: Mr. Baggins; Part Two: Return to Bag-end (Houghton Mifflin, 2007)
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Myth & Fantasy Studies

Four British Fantasists by Charles Butler
Charles Butler, Four British Fantasists (Children’s Literature Association & Scarecrow Press, 2006)
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All Finalists

Fantasy Awards

Adult Literature

  • Carol Berg, Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone (Roc) *
  • Daryl Gregory, Pandemonium (Del Rey)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, Lavinia (Harcourt)
  • Patricia A. McKillip, The Bell at Sealey Head (Ace)
  • Gene Wolfe, An Evil Guest (Tor)

Children’s Literature

  • Kristin Cashore, Graceling (Harcourt Children’s Books) *
  • Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book (HarperCollins)
  • Diana Wynne Jones, House of Many Ways (HarperCollins)
  • Ingrid Law, Savvy (Dial)
  • Terry Pratchett, Nation (HarperCollins)

Scholarship Awards

Inklings Studies

  • John Rateliff, The History of the Hobbit, * Part One: Mr. Baggins; Part Two: Return to Bag-end (Houghton Mifflin, 2007)
  • Gavin Ashenden, Charles Williams: Alchemy and Integration (Kent State, 2008)
  • Veryln Flieger and Douglas A. Anderson, eds. Tolkien on Fairy-stories: Expanded Edition, with Commentary and Notes (HarperCollins, 2008)
  • Michael Ward, Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford, 2008)
  • Elizabeth A. Whittingham, The Evolution of Tolkien’s Mythology: A Study of the History of Middle-earth (McFarland, 2008)

Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • 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)
  • Jason Marc Harris, Folklore and the Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction (Ashgate, 2008)
  • Farah Mendlesohn, Rhetorics of Fantasy (Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2008)
  • Marek Oziewicz, One Earth, One People:  The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Madeleine L’Engle and Orson Scott Card (McFarland, 2008)
  • Richard Carl Tuerk, Oz in Perspective: Magic and Myth in the Frank L. Baum Books (McFarland, 2007)