Mythopoeic Awards announced
The Mythopoeic Society’s Fantasy Awards were announced at Mythcon 41, the group’s yearly conference. The group presents awards each year for both fiction and for scholarly writing and, starting this year for the best student paper read at the conference.
Lifelode (NESFA Press), by Jo Walton, won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, while the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature went to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Little, Brown), by Grace Lin.
The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies was presented to Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) by Dimitra Fimi, while Marek Oziewicz’s One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L’Engle and Orson Scott Card (McFarland, 2008).
In the first year of its presentation, the Alexei Kondratiev Student Paper Award went to Michael Millburn’s paper “Art According to Romantic Theology: Charles Williams’ Analysis of Dante Reapplied to J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Leaf by Niggle’”.
Mythcon was held 2 – 12 July 2010, in Dallas, Texas.
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