Mythopoeic Nominees

The nominees for the Mythopoeic Awards have been announced. In addition to fiction awards for adult and children’s literature, the awards also recognize scholarship in fantasy literature and Inkling studies. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon 46, during the weekend of July 31-August 3, in Colorado Springs.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • Tales from Rugosa Coven, by Sarah Avery
  • The Angel of Losses, by Stephanie Feldman
  • Songs for Ophelia, by Theodora Goss
  • The Gospel of Loki, by Joanne M. Harris
  • Locke & Key series, consisting of Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft; Vol. 2: Head Games; Vol. 3: Crown of Shadow; Vol.4: Keys to the Kingdom; Vol. 5: Clockworks; and Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier
  • The Castle Behind Thorns, by Merrie Haskell
  • The Islands of Chaldea, by Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones
  • His Fair Assassin series, consisting of Grave Mercy; Dark Triumph; and Mortal Heart, by Robin LaFevers
  • A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages, by Robert Boenig
  • C. S. Lewis and gender series, consisting of The Feminine Ethos in C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia; The Gender Dance: Ironic Subversion in C. S. Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy; and Surprised by the Feminine: A Rereading of C. S. Lewis and Gender, by Monika B. Hilder
  • Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey, edited by John Wm. Houghton, Janet Brennan Croft, Nancy Martsch, John D. Rateliff, and Robin Anne Reid
  • Tolkien at Exeter College: How an Undergraduate Created Middle-earth, by John Garth
  • Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, Together with Sellic Spell, by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • Stories About Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth, by Brian Attebery
  • George MacDonald: Divine Carelessness and Fairytale Levity, by Daniel Gabelman
  • From the Forest: The Hidden Roots of our Fairy Tales, by Sara Maitland
  • As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality, by Michael Saler
  • Peter Pan’s Shadows in the Modern Literary Imagination, by Kristen Stirling

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