Mythopoeic Society announces 2011 award winners
The Mythopoeic Society has announced the winners of its 2011 Mythopoeic Awards.
The winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is Redemption in Indigo (Small Beer Press), by Karen Lord, while The Queen’s Thief series, consisting of The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia and A Conspiracy of Kings (Greenwillow), by Megan Whalen Turner, won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature.
The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inkling Studies went to Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008), by Michael Ward, while the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies was awarded to The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), by Caroline Sumpter.
The winners were announced at Mythcon 42, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on 17 July, 2011.
There is a three-year eligibility period for the Scholarship Awards, while eligibility period for the Fantasy Awards is the calendar year previous to the year the award is given.
The Mythopoeic Society is an international organization that promotes the study, disucssion and enjoyment of fantastic and mythopoeic literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S Lewis and Charles Williams, all members of the Inklings, an informal Oxford literary society during the 1930s through 1950s.
Mythopoeic literature, according to the Society’s website is “literature that creagtes a new and transformative mythology, or incorporates and transforms existing mythological material.”
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