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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 – 2010

Announcements: Finalists (June 1) | Winners (July 11) | Acceptance Remarks


Fantasy Awards

Adult Literature

Lifelode by Jo Walton
Jo Walton, Lifelode (NESFA Press)
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Children’s Literature

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Grace Lin, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Little, Brown)
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Scholarship Awards

Inklings Studies

Tolkien, Race, and Cultural History by Dimitra Fimi
Dimitra Fimi, Tolkien, Race, and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
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Myth & Fantasy Studies

One Earth, One People
Marek Oziewicz, One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L’Engle and Orson Scott Card (McFarland, 2008)
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All Finalists

Fantasy Awards

Adult Literature

  • Jo Walton, Lifelode (NESFA Press) *
  • Barbara Campbell, Trickster’s Game trilogy consisting of Heartwood, Bloodstone, and Foxfire (DAW)
  • Greer Gilman, Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter’s Tales (Small Beer Press)
  • Robert Holdstock, Avilion (Gollancz)
  • Catherynne M. Valente, Palimpsest (Spectra)

Children’s Literature

  • Grace Lin, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Little, Brown) *
  • Kage Baker, The Hotel Under the Sand (Tachyon)
  • Shannon Hale, Books of Bayern consisting of The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, River Secrets, and Forest Born (Bloomsbury)
  • Malinda Lo, Ash (Little, Brown)
  • Lisa Mantchev, Eyes Like Stars (Feiwel & Friends)

Scholarship Awards

Inklings Studies

  • Dimitra Fimi, Tolkien, Race, and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits *
    (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
  • Gavin Ashenden, Charles Williams: Alchemy and Integration (Kent State, 2008)
  • Douglas Charles Kane, Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion (Lehigh Univ. Press, 2009)
  • 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

  • Marek Oziewicz, One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L’Engle and Orson Scott Card * (McFarland, 2008)
  • Lucas H. Harriman, Lilith in a New Light: Essays on the George MacDonald Fantasy Novel (McFarland, 2008)
  • Farah Mendlesohn, Rhetorics of Fantasy (Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2008)
  • Leslie A. Sconduto, Metamorphoses of the Werewolf: A Literary Study from Antiquity through the Renaissance (McFarland 2008)
  • Caroline Sumpter, The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)