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Norma K Hemming Award shortlist for 2013

Bitter Greens: part of a woman's face is visible over a painterly image of a villageCongratulations 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)

Bitter Greens reviewed here. Kate Forsyth interviewed here.

Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)

Sea Hearts reviewed here and Margo Lanagan interviewed here.
Norma K Hemming Award nominee: Rowena Corey Daniels's Outcast Chronicles

The Outcast Chronicles (comprising the novels Besieged, Exile and Sanctuary) by Rowena Cory Daniells (Solaris)

Rowena Cory Daniels talks to DMZ 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. Review here. Jo Spurrier appears on DMZ’s podcast here.

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 give the Norma K Hemming Award to.

PPS post updated on 19 June 2023. These days IDGAF about all the pretty pictures being the same size and in the same orientation. Also several of the images originally in this post disappeared. I originally linked to the publishers’ websites. Publishers have habits of changing URLs for covers, which breaks links. And, these days, publishers have habits of posting images that are “webp” not something like jpgs. You’d almost think publishers didn’t want reviewers to review and include pics so social media links are more attention-grabbing and appealing. Wooden spoon award for them!

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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