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Mythopoeic Awards: 2009 Finalists Announced

Posted on May 27, 2009

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the finalists for the 2009 Mythopoeic Awards. Download the press release in PDF format. For more information about the awards, visit the Awards section of this site.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon XL, to be held July 17-20, 2009, in Los Angeles, California.


Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for 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)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for 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)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

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

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in 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)