2011 Sunburst Awards ceremony and winners

I'd posted earlier about my collection Chimerascope being selected by the jury for the 2011 Sunburst Awards for Literature of the Fantastic.

The awards ceremony itself was held on September 14, 2011, hosted by Authors at Harbourfront, who also kindly hosted a dinner for the finalists and their guests prior to the ceremony.

Teddy Wilson of Space's Inner Space hosted the ceremonies, which included readings by the finalists who were in attendance (me at the left), with actress Meira Gold doing an excellent job filling in on the readings for the finalists who were unable to attend in person.

The winner in the adult fiction category was Guy Gavriel Kay (pictured here on the right, along with myself and fellow finalist, Hayden Trenholm) for his novel "Under Heaven." In the Young Adult category, the winner was Paul Glennon for his novel "Bookweirder."

Full details on the winners and the short-listed works, and some more photos from the evening can be found on the Sunburst site. Congratulations to Guy and Paul for their well-deserved wins. And thanks to the Sunburst society for all of their hard work and to Authors at Harbourfront for hosting the awards. I'm proud to have been a finalist for Canada's only juried award for speculative fiction.