With all my travels and such this month, I haven’t done a very good job keeping up with all the genre news. For example, I completely missed reporting on the 2016 Mythopoeic Awards, which were announced by the Mythopoeic Society at Mythcon 47 on August 7. Here they are!
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature
Castle Hangnail, Ursula Vernon (Dial)
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
Charles Williams: The Third Inkling, Grevel Lindop (Oxford University Press)
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
The Evolution of Modern Fantasy: From Antiquarianism to the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series, Jamie Williamson (Palgrave Macmillan)
That’s quite a capstone for Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, which so far this year has also won the Nebula Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and is also a nominee for the World Fantasy Award. I was also pleased to see Jamie Williamson’s non-fiction book The Evolution of Modern Fantasy, one of the first books to seriously study Lin Carter’s Ballantine Adult Fantasy series, get some recognition as well.