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 XLII, to be held from July 15 -18, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • Under Heaven, by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Redemption in Indigo, by Karen Lord
  • The Bards of Bone Plain, by Patricia A. McKillip
  • A Cup of Normal, by Devon Monk
  • Troubled Waters, by Sharon Shinn

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Incarceron and Sapphique, by Catherine Fisher
  • I Shall Wear Midnight, by Terry Pratchett
  • The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman
  • Toads and Diamonds, by Heather Tomlinson
  • The Queen’s Thief series, consisting of The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, and A Conspiracy of Kings, by Megan Whalen Turner

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • Middle-earth Minstrel: Essays on Music in Tolkien, edited by Bradford Lee Eden
  • Tolkien on Fairy-stories: Expanded Edition, with Commentary and Notes, edited by by Verlyn Flieger and Douglas A. Anderson
  • Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion, by Douglas Charles Kane
  • The Power of Tolkien’s Prose: Middle-earth’s Magical Style, by Steve Walker
  • Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, by Michael Ward

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • Out of my Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman, edited by Don W. King
  • Cheek by Jowl, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Rhetorics of Fantasy, by Farah Mendlesohn
  • 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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