Author Phyllis Gotlieb (b.1926) died on July 14 following complications from a burst appendix. Gotlieb won the Aurora Award in 1982 for her novel A Judgement of Dragons. The Canadian Sunburst Award is named after her debut novel, originally published in 1964. In addition to writing numerous novels and short stories, Gotlieb was also a poet and served as editor for Tesseracts 2. Her most recent novel was Birthstones, published in 2007.
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