Judges have released the shortlist for the 2016 Norma K Hemming Award for race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in Australian speculative fiction.
Here are the shortlisted novels:
- ‘The Hush’ by Skye Melki-Wegner, published by Penguin Random House on 2 March 2015
- ‘The Fire Sermon’ by Francesca Haig, published by HarperVoyager on 1 March 2015
- ‘Theophilus Grey And the Demon Thief’ by Catherine Jinks, published by Allen & Unwin in October 2015
- ‘The Orchid Nursery’ by Louise Katz, published by Lacuna Publishing on 1 October 2015
- ‘Welcome to Orphancorp’ by Marlee Jane Ward, published by Seizure Books on 17 August 2015
Here are the shortlisted novellas:
- ‘The Pyramids of London’ by Andrea K Höst, self published in February 2015
- ‘Formaldehyde’ by Jane Rawson, published by Seizure Books in August 2015
Congratulations to all the nominees.
More information about the Norma K Hemming Award can be found on the Aust SF Foundation website http://www.asff.org.au/hemming.htm