Mythopoeic Award Winners

The winners of the 2017 Mythopoeic Society Awards were announced on July 31 at Mythcon 48 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature: Kingfisher, by Patricia A. McKillip
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature: The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and their Holy Dog, by Adam Gidwitz
  • The Mapmakers Trilogy: The Class Sentence; The Golden Specific; The Crimson Skew, by S. E. Grove
  • Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies: The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, by Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski
  • Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies: Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church, by Richard Firth Green
  • Alexei Kondratiev Award: “Countries of the Mind: The Mundane, the Fantastic, and Reality in the Landscapes of Diana Wynne Jones’s Hexwood and Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom Series,” by Brittani Ivan

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Mythopoeic Award 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 48, during the weekend of July 28-31, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • Will Do Magic For Small Change, by Andrea Hairston
  • Ghost Talkers, by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Kingfisher, by Patricia A. McKillip
  • The Raven Cycle: The Raven Boys; The Dream Thieves; Blue Lily, Lily Blue; and The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Thessaly Trilogy: The Just City; The Philosopher Kings; Necessity, by Jo Walton

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and their Holy Dog, by Adam Gidwitz
  • The Mapmakers Trilogy: The Class Sentence; The Golden Specific; The Crimson Skew, by S. E. Grove
  • The Rat Prince, by Bridget Hodder
  • When the Sea Turned to Silver, by Grace Lin
  • The Evil Wizard Smallbone, by Delia Sherman

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • Tolkien’s Theology of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor, and Transcendence in Middle Earth, by Lisa Coutras
  • The Chapel of the Thorn by Charles Williams, edited by Sørina Higgins
  • Approaches to Teaching Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Other Works, edited by Leslie Donovan
  • Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spell by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien
  • The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, by Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • Otherworlds: Fantasy and History in Medieval Literature, by Aisling Byrne
  • Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church, by Richard Firth Green
  • Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction, by Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn
  • The Tropes of Fantasy Fiction, by Gabrielle Lissauer
  • Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales, by Jack Zipes

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Mythopoeic Winners

The winners of the 2016 Mythopoeic Society Awards were announced on August 7 at Mythcon 47 in San Antonio, TX.

  • Fantasy Awards, Adult Literature: Uprooted, by Naomi Novik
  • Fantasy Awards, Children’s Literature: Castle Hangnail, by Ursula Vernon
  • Scholarship Awards, Inklings Studies: Charles Williams: The Third Inkling, by Grevel Lindop
  • Scholarship Awards, Myth and Fantasy Studies: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy: From Antiquarianism to the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series, by Jamie Williamson

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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 47, during the weekend of August 5-8, in San Antonio.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • The Darkest Part of the Fores, by Holly Black
  • The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • A Thousand Nights, by E.K. Johnston
  • Uprooted, by Naomi Novik
  • Shadowshaper, by Daniel José Older

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Circus Mirandus, by Cassie Beasley
  • Serafina and the Black Cloak, by Robert Beatty
  • The Girl Who Could Not Dream, by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Tiffany Aching Series: Wee Free Men; Hat Full of Sky; Wintersmith; I Shall Wear Midnight; The Shepherd’s Crown, by Terry Pratchett
  • Castle Hangnail, by Ursula Vernon

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • Charles Williams: The Third Inkling, by Grevel Lindop
  • C. S. Lewis — A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet, by Alistair E. McGrath
  • Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C. S. Lewis, by Abigail Santamaria
  • The Story of Kullervo, by J.R.R. Tolkien; edited by Verlyn Flieger,
  • 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

  • Here Be Dragons: Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings, by Stefan Ekman
  • George MacDonald: Divine Carelessness and Fairytale Levity, by Daniel Gabelman
  • Science in Wonderland: The Scientific Fairy Tales of Victorian Britain, by Melanie Keene
  • English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History, by Heather O’Donoghue
  • The Evolution of Modern Fantasy: From Antiquarianism to the Ballatine Adult Fantasy Series, by Jamie Williamson

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Mythopoeic Awards

The winners of the 2015 Mythopoeic Society Awards were announced on August 2 at Mythcon 46 in Colorado Springs, CO.

  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature: Tales from Rugosa Coven, by Sarah Avery
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature: A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd
  • Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies: C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages, by Robert Boenig
  • Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies: Stories About Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth, by Brian Attebery

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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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Mythopoeic Winners Announced

The winners of the 2014 Mythopoeic Society Awards were announced on August 10 at Mythcon 45 in Nortton, MA.

  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature: The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature: Doll Bones, by Holly Black
  • Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies: Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, edited by Jason Fisher
  • Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies: Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North, by G. Ronald Murphy

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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 45, during the weekend of August 8-11, in Norton, Massachusetts.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
  • Three Parts Dead, by Max Gladstone
  • Sleepless Knights, by Mark H. Williams
  • The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Ghoulish Song, by William Alexander
  • Doll Bones, by Holly Black
  • Killer of Enemies, by Joseph Bruchac
  • Conjured, by Sara Beth Durst
  • Shadows, by Robin McKinley

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • There and Back Again: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Origins of the Hobbit, by Mark Atherton
  • C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages, by Robert Boenig
  • Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, edited by Jason Fisher
  • C.S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet, by Alister McGrath
  • Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, by Corey Olsen

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • The Book of Legendary Lands, by Umberto Eco, translated by Alastair McEwan
  • Dancing the Tao: Le Guin and Moral Development, by Sandra J. Lindow
  • Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North, by G. Ronald Murphy
  • As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality, by Michael Saler
  • Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831, by David Sandner

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Mythopoeic Nominees Announced

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 44, during the weekend of July 12-15, in East Lansing, Michigan.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • Weirdstone trilogy, consisting of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, The Moon of Gomrath, and Boneland, by Alan Garner
  • The Drowning Girl, by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Death and Resurrection, by R.A. MacAvoy
  • Hide Me Among the Graves, by Tim Powers
  • Digger, vols. 1-6, by Ursula Vernon

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Giants Beware!, by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado
  • Vessel , by Sarah Beth Durst
  • The Princess Curse , by Merrie Haskell
  • The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Christopher Healy
  • The Spy Princess, by Sherwood Smith

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages, Robert Boenig
  • C.S. Lewis, Poetry, and the Great War 1914-1918, by John Bremer
  • Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, edited by Jason Fisher
  • Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien, by Verlyn Flieger
  • Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, by Corey Olsen

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths, by Nancy Marie Brown
  • Fairy Tale Queens: Representations of Early Modern Queenship, by Jo Eldridge Carney
  • The Christian Goddess: Archetype and Theology in the Fantasies of George MacDonald, by Bonnie Gaarden
  • As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality, by Michael Saler
  • Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831, by David Sandner

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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 XLIII, during the weekend of August 3-6, in Berkeley, California.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • The Uncertain Places, by Lisa Goldstein
  • The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
  • The Heavenly Fox, by Richard Parks
  • Deathless, by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Among Others, by Jo Walton

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Théâtre Illuminata series, consisting of Eyes Like Stars, Perchance to Dream, and So Silver Bright, by Lisa Mantchev
  • Beka Cooper trilogy, consisting of Terrier, Bloodhound, and Mastiff, by Tamora Pierce
  • The Freedom Maze, by Delia Sherman
  • The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, edited by Jason Fisher
  • The Art of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, by Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull
  • Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity, by Carl Phelpstead
  • C.S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy, Sanford Schwartz
  • The Power of Tolkien’s Prose: Middle-earth’s Magical Style, by Steve Walker

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • Fairy Tales: A New History, by Ruth B. Bottigheimer
  • The Christian Goddess: Archetype and Theology in the Fantasies of George MacDonald, by Bonnie Gaarden
  • Cheek by Jowl, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Fantastic Horizon: Essays and Reviews, by Darrell Schweitzer
  • The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films, by Jack Zipes

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