Aurealis Nominations

Fantasy Novel

  • The Undivided, by Jennifer Fallon
  • Ember and Ash, by Pamela Freeman
  • Stormlord’s Exile, by Glenda Larke
  • Debris, by Jo Anderton
  • The Shattered City, by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Fantasy Short Story

  • “Fruit of the Pipal Tree,” by Thoraiya Dyer
  • “The Proving of Smollett Standforth,” by Margo Lanagan
  • “Into the Clouds on High,” by Margo Lanagan
  • “Reading Coffee,” by Anthony Panegyris
  • “The Dark Night of Anton Weiss,” by D.C. White

Science Fiction Novel

  • Machine Man, by Max Barry
  • Children of Scarabaeus, by Sara Creasy
  • The Waterboys, by Peter Docker
  • Black Glass, by Meg Mundell
  • The Courier’s New Bicycle, by Kim Westwood

Science Fiction Short Story

  • “Flowers in the Shadow of the Garden,” by Joanne Anderton
  • “Desert Madonna,” by Robert Hood
  • “SIBO,” by Penelope Love
  • “Dead Low,” by Cat Sparks
  • “Rains of la Strange,” by Robert N Stephenson

Horror Novel

    No award will be presented in this category, but there are two honorable mentions.

  • The Broken Ones, by Stephen M. Irwin
  • The Business of Death, by Trent Jamieson

Horror Short Story

  • “And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living,” by Deborah Biancotti
  • “The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt,” by Paul Haines
  • “The Short Go: a Future in Eight Seconds,” by Lisa L. Hannett
  • “Mulberry Boys,” by Margo Lanagan
  • “The Coffin Maker’s Daughter,” by Angela Slatter

Young Adult Novel

  • Shift, by Em Bailey
  • Secrets of Carrick: Tantony, by Ananda Braxton-Smith
  • The Shattering, by Karen Healey
  • Black Glass, by Meg Mundell
  • Only Ever Always, by Penni Russon

Young Adult Short Story

  • “Nation of the Night,” by Sue Isle
  • “Finishing School,” by Kathleen Jennings
  • “Seventy-Two Derwents,” by Cate Kennedy
  • “One Window,” by Martine Murray
  • “The Patrician,” by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Children’s Fiction (told primarily through words)

  • The Outcasts, by John Flanagan
  • The Paradise Trap, by Catherine Jinks
  • “It Began with a Tingle,” by Thalia Kalkapsakis
  • The Coming of the Whirlpool, by Andrew McGahan
  • City of Lies, by Lian Tanner

Children’s Fiction (told primarily through pictures)

  • The Ghost of Annabel Spoon, by Aaron Blabey (author and illustrator)
  • Sounds Spooky, by Christopher Cheng (author) and Sarah Davis (illustrator)
  • The Last Viking, by Norman Jorgensen (author) and James Foley (illustrator)
  • The Deep: Here be Dragons, by Tom Taylor (author) and James Brouwer (illustrator)
  • Vampyre, by Margaret Wild (author) and Andrew Yeo (illustrator)

Illustrated Book/Graphic Novel

  • Hidden, by Mirranda Burton (author and illustrator)
  • Torn, by Andrew Constant (author) and Joh James (illustrator), additional illustrators Nicola Scott, Emily Smith
  • Salsa Invertebraxa, by Mozchops (author and illustrator)
  • The Eldritch Kid: Whiskey and Hate, by Christian Read (author) and Michael Maier (illustrator)
  • The Deep: Here be Dragons, by Tom Taylor (author) and James Brouwer (illustrator)


  • Ghosts by Gaslight, edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers
  • Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene
  • Ishtar, edited by Amanda Pillar and KV Taylor
  • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 5, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • Life on Mars, edited by Jonathan Strahan


  • Bad Power, by Deborah Biancotti
  • Last Days of Kali Yuga, by Paul Haines
  • Bluegrass Symphony, by Lisa Hannett
  • Nightsiders, by Sue Isle
  • Love and Romanpunk, by Tansy Rayner Roberts

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