Aurealis Award for best collection

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The Aurealis Awards are presented annually by the Australia-based Chimaera Publications and SpecFaction NSW to published works in order to "recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy, horror writers".<ref name="AAAU">Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref> To qualify, a work must have been first published by an Australian citizen or permanent resident between November 1 of the prior year and October 31 of the current year;<ref name="AARAC">Template:Cite web</ref> the presentation ceremony is held the following year. It has grown from a small function of around 20 people to a two-day event attended by over 200 people.<ref name="NEWSAU HAT">Template:Cite web</ref>

Since their creation in 1995, awards have been given in various categories of speculative fiction. Categories currently include science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative young-adult fiction—with separate awards for novels and short fiction—collections, anthologies, illustrative works or graphic novels, children's novels, children's illustrative work or picture book, and an award for excellence in speculative fiction.<ref name="AAAU"/> The awards have attracted the attention of publishers by setting down a benchmark in science fiction and fantasy. The continued sponsorship by publishers such as HarperCollins and Orbit has identified the award as an honour to be taken seriously.<ref name="ABCR SOPFW">Template:Cite video</ref>

The results are decided by a panel of judges from a list of submitted nominees; the long-list of nominees is reduced to a short-list of finalists.<ref name="AAAU"/> The judges are selected from a public application process by the Award's management team.<ref name="AAFAQ">Template:Cite web</ref>

This article lists all the short-list nominees and winners in the best collection category. The award for best collection was first awarded in 2008 along with two other categories; best anthology and best illustrated book or graphic novel to replace the discontinued Golden Aurealis awards.<ref name="AAAU"/><ref name="AAFAQ"/>

Winners and nominees

In the following table, the years correspond to the year of the book's eligibility; the ceremonies are always held the following year. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature" article. Entries with a blue background have won the award; those with a white background are the nominees on the short-list.

Template:Color box Winners and joint winners
Template:Color box Nominees on the shortlist

Year Author Editor Collection Publisher Ref
Template:Sort Template:Sortname* Template:Sortname* Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams Ticonderoga Publications <ref name="LI2009">Template:Cite web</ref>
Template:Sort Template:Sortname Creeping in Reptile Flesh Altair Australia Books <ref name="LI2009"/>
Template:Sort Template:Sortname*Template:Ref Oceanic Gollancz <ref name="AA ANTHOJR">Template:Cite web</ref>
Template:Sort Template:Sortname Template:Sortname Template:Sort Twelfth Planet Press <ref name="AA ANTHOJR"/>
Template:Sort Template:Sortname Template:Sortname Slice of Life Template:Sort <ref name="AA ANTHOJR"/>
Template:Sort Template:Sortname Template:Sortname Johnny Phillips Werewolf Detective Australian Speculative Fiction <ref name="AA ANTHOJR"/>
Template:Sort Template:Sortname The Girl With No Hands Ticonderoga Publications <ref name="2010WINNERS">Template:Cite web</ref>
Template:Sort Template:Sortname The Library of Forgotten Books PS Publishing <ref name="AAF 2010">Template:Cite web</ref>
Template:Sort Template:Sortname Under Stones Affirm Press <ref name="AAF 2010"/>
Template:Sort Template:Sortname Sourdough and Other Stories Tartarus Press <ref name="AAF 2010"/>
Template:Sort Template:Sortname Dead Sea Fruit Ticonderoga Publications <ref name="AAF 2010"/>

Template:Note I Greg Egan declined to accept the award for Oceanic.<ref name="AAFAW">Template:Cite web</ref>

See also

  • Ditmar Award, an Australian science fiction award established in 1969



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