Sunburst Award Winners

The 2015 Sunburst Award winners have been announced. The Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a juried award given to a Canadian writer for a book length work of SF. The prize comes with a hand-crafted medallion and Can$1,000. The jurors for the 2015 award were S.M. Beiko, Gerard Collins, Paula Johanson, Corey Redekop and Sherryl Vint. Due to the number of submissions, the Sunburst Committee has decided to defer the start of the short fiction category until 2016.

  • Sunburst Award: The Back of the Turtle , by Thomas King
  • Sunburst Young Adult Award: Tin Star, by Cecil Castellucci

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Copper Cylinder Awards

The Sunburst Award Society has announced the winners of the Copper Cylinder Award, a popular vote award for the best Canadian fantastic literature. The award’s name comes from James de Mille’s “A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder,” widely considered to be the first work of Canadian science fiction.

  • Adult Award: The Back of the Turtle, by Thomas King
  • Young Adult Award: The Door in the Mountain, by Caitlin Sweet

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