Mythopoeic Nominations

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the nominees in its four categories. Two categories honor fantasy literature, one honors Inklings research, and the final category honors scholarship on authors in the Inklings tradition. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon XLI, to be held from July 9 -12, in Dallas, Texas.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • “Trickster’s Game” trilogy consisting of Heartwood, Bloodstone, and Foxfire, by Barbara Campbell
  • Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter’s Tales, by Greer Gilman
  • Avilion, by Robert Holdstock
  • Palimpsest, by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Lifelode, by Jo Walton

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • The Hotel Under the Sand, by Kage Baker
  • “Books of Bayern,”
    Shannon Hale, Books of Bayern consisting of The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, River Secrets, and Forest Born, by Shannon Hale

  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin
  • Ash, by Malinda Lo, Ash
  • Eyes Like Stars, by Lisa Mantchev

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • Charles Williams: Alchemy and Integration, by Gavin Ashenden
  • Tolkien, Race, and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits, by Dimitra Dimi
  • Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion, by Douglas Charles Kane
  • The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, by Michael Ward
  • The Evolution of Tolkien’s Mythology: A Study of the History of Middle-earth, by Elizabeth A. Whittingham

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • Lilith in a New Light: Essays on George Macdonald’s Fantasy Novel, by Lucas H. Harriman
  • Rhetorics of Fantasy, by Farah Mendlesohn
  • One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Madeleine L’Engle and Orson Scott Card, by Marek Ozeiwicz
  • Metamorphoses of the Werewolf: A Literary Study from Antiquity through the Renaissance, by Leslie A. Sconduto
  • The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale, by Caroline Sumpter

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Mythopoeic Awards

The Mythopoeic Awards, presented annually for works which typify the spirit of the Inklings, Inkling research, and works that look at authors who write in the Inklings’ tradition, were given out at a banquet in Los Angeles during Mythcon XL. This Inklings were a group of authors at Oxford who met and shared ideas and criticisms. The group included J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

  • Adult Literature: Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone, by Carol Berg
  • Children’s Literature: Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
  • Inkling Studies: The History of the Hobbit, Part One: Mr. Baggins; Part Two: Return to Bag-end, edited by John Rateliff
  • Myth and Fantasy Studies: Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children’s Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper, by Charles Butler

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Mythopoeic Nominees

The nominees for this year’s Mythopoeic Awards, presented for fantasy novels, multi-volumes, or single-author story collections as well as the Mythopoeic Scholarship Awards, have been announced. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon XL, to be held from July 17-20, in Los Angeles, California.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone, by Carol Berg
  • Pandemonium, by Daryl Gregory
  • Lavinia, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Bell at Sealey Head, by Patricia A. McKillip
  • An Evil Guest, by Gene Wolfe

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
  • The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
  • House of Many Ways, by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Savvy, by Ingrid Law
  • Nation, by Terry Pratchett

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • Charles Williams: Alchemy and Imagination, by Gavin Ashenden
  • Tolkien on Fairy-stories: Expanded Edition, with Commentary and Notes, edited by Veryln Flieger and Douglas A. Anderson
  • The History of the Hobbit, Part One: Mr. Baggins; Part Two: Return to Bag-end, by John Rateliff
  • Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, by Michael Ward
  • The Evolution of Tolkien’s Mythology: A Study of the History of Middle-earth, by Elizabeth A. Whittingham

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children’s Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper, by Charles Butler
  • Folklore and the Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction, by Jason Marc Harris
  • Rhetorics of Fantasy, by Farah Mendlesohn
  • One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Madeleine L’Engle and Orson Scott Card, by Marek Oziewicz
  • Oz in Perspective: Magic and Myth in the Frank L. Baum Books, by Richard Carl Tuerk

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