The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 shortlist was announced on Tuesday 6th September 2011.
Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending
Carol Birch – Jamrachâ€™s Menagerie
Patrick deWitt – The Sisters Brothers
Esi Edugyan – Half Blood Blues
Stephen Kelman – Pigeon English
A D Miller – Snowdrops
via Man Booker Prize
The winners were:
* Best Novel (1813 ballots): Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)
* Best Novella (1467 ballots): The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
* Best Novelette (1469 ballots): â€œThe Emperor of Marsâ€ by Allen M. Steele (Asimovâ€™s, June 2010)
* Best Short Story (1597 ballots): â€œFor Want of a Nailâ€ by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimovâ€™s, September 2010)
* Best Related Work (1220 ballots): Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara Oâ€™Shea (Mad Norwegian)
* Best Graphic Story (1263 ballots) Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
* Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (1755 ballots): Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)
* Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (1466 ballots): Doctor Who: â€œThe Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,â€ written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
* Best Editor, Short Form (983 ballots): Sheila Williams
* Best Editor, Long Form (898 ballots): Lou Anders
* Best Professional Artist (1304 ballots): Shaun Tan
* Best Semiprozine (1112 ballots): Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker
* Best Fanzine (870 ballots): The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon
* Best Fan Writer (814 ballots): Claire Brialey
* Best Fan Artist (993 ballots): Brad W. Foster
* John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1138 ballots): Lev Grossman
Hugo winners, 2011 â€“ Boing Boing.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh professor Sue Fondrie won this yearâ€™s bad fiction award.
Cherylâ€™s mind turned like the vanes of a wind-powered turbine, chopping her sparrow-like thoughts into bloody pieces that fell onto a growing pile of forgotten memories.
Winner of the 2011 Bulwer-Lytton contest via Boing Boing.
…is awarded to Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62 by Frank DikÃ¶tter
“This meticulous account of a brutal man-made calamity is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the history of the 20th century. With access to hitherto hidden archives, Frank DikÃ¶tter has created a harrowing, superbly-written indictment of Mao’s disastrous revolutionary experiment that led to the unnecessary deaths of 45 million Chinese people. This epic record of human folly is stunningly original and hugely important, and casts Chinese history in a radical new light, with a devastating psychological portrait of the dictator whose “Great Leap Forward’ plunged China into catastrophe.â€
via The 2011 Prize | Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction | The UKs most Prestigious non-fiction award | The UKs richest non-fiction prize.
Locus magazine has announced the winners of this year’s Locus Award:
* Science Fiction Novel: Blackout/All Clear, Connie Willis (Spectra)
* Fantasy Novel: Kraken, China MiÃ©ville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey)
* First Novel: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit UK; Orbit US)
* Young Adult Book: Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
* Novella: The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
* Novelette: “The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains“, Neil Gaiman
* Short Story: “The Thing About Cassandra“, Neil Gaiman (Songs of Love and Death)
* Magazine: Asimov’s
* Publisher: Tor
* Anthology: Warriors, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Tor)
* Collection: Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories, Fritz Leiber (Night Shade)
* Editor: Ellen Datlow
* Artist: Shaun Tan
* Non-fiction: Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1: 1907-1948: Learning Curve, William H. Patterson, Jr., (Tor)
* Art Book: Spectrum 17, Cathy & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood)
Locus Award winners – Boing Boing.