Norma K Hemming Award shortlist for 2013

Bitter GreensCongratulations to the shortlisted nominees for the Norma K. Hemming Award for 2013, this year’s line up creates a difficult choice for the judges.

The Norma K Hemming Award celebrates race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in Australian speculative fiction. The Winner will be announced on 27 April 2013 at the 52nd Australian National Science Fiction Convention in Canberra.

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth (Random House Australia)

Sea HeartsBitter Greens is reviewed here and Kate Forsyth was interviewed here.

Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)

Sea Hearts reviewed here and Margo Lanagan interviewed here.

The Outcast Chronicles (comprising the novels BesiegedExile and Sanctuary) by Rowena Cory Daniells (Solaris)

Rowena Cory Daniells was interviewed here. I’ve started reading one of Rowena’s trilogies but I haven’t reviewed any yet. Rowena writes immersive epic fantasy but the print is so small I’m struggling with it.

Winter Be My Shield by Jo Spurrier (HarperVoyager)

Winter Be My Shield is reviewed here. Jo wasn’t available for interview when I approached her publicist.

 PS am now v. stabby after spending ages trying to figure out how to put graphics in. THANKS Rowena, for being different and upsetting the balance  Good luck to you all: I have no idea who I’d choose.