07 November, 2005

WORLD FANTASY AWARD x 2!

Via Cheryl Morgan's Emerald City Weblog, I've just learned that I'm now a World Fantasy Award-winning author. Not just once, but twice, for Best Collection and Best Short Story.

These are the shortlists:

Short Fiction:
Theodora Goss, "The Wings of Meister Wilhelm" (Polyphony 4, Wheatland Press)
Margo Lanagan, "Singing My Sister Down" (Black Juice, Allen & Unwin Australia)
Kelly Link, "The Faery Handbag" (The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm, Viking)
China Miéville, "Reports of Certain Events in London" (McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories, Vintage)
Barbara Roden, "Northwest Passage" (Acquainted With The Night, Ash Tree Press)

and

Collection:
Peter Crowther, Songs Of Leaving (Subterranean Press)
John M. Ford, Heat Of Fusion and Other Stories (Tor)
Eileen Gunn, Stable Strategies And Others (Tachyon Publications)
Margo Lanagan, Black Juice (Allen & Unwin Australia)
Joe R. Lansdale, Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories (Subterranean Press)
Ian R. MacLeod, Breathmoss and Other Exhalations (Golden Gryphon)
Lucius Shepard, Trujillo and Other Stories (PS Publishing)

Knocked over with two feathers.

24 Comments:

Blogger Justine Larbalestier said...

Congratulations!!! That's fabulous news!! Yay, Margo!!

07 November, 2005 10:01  
Blogger Perry Middlemiss said...

You must be wondering if this will ever end! I've got a feeling that you might be the first Australian World Fantasy Award winner. Many congratulations.

07 November, 2005 11:21  
Blogger La Gringa said...

Congratulations! I just started reading Black Juice this afternoon and it's gorgeous. Well done!

07 November, 2005 11:56  
Blogger Granfalloon said...

Awesome! Well done!

Cheers

Ben Payne

07 November, 2005 12:02  
Blogger gwenda said...

Yay! Well deserved! (Those are some smart judges.)

07 November, 2005 12:12  
Blogger J. Erik Lundberg said...

Congratulations!

07 November, 2005 12:47  
Blogger chance said...

yay! (now if we could only get you to come next year ...)

07 November, 2005 13:04  
Blogger Trent said...

Holy shit! Congrats, Margo!

07 November, 2005 13:57  
Blogger chrisbarnes said...

Fantastic news, Margo! Congratulations.

07 November, 2005 14:31  
Blogger Stephanie Campisi said...

Congrats! That's fantastic. :)

07 November, 2005 17:09  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Thank you, everybody! I'm still floating.

Perry: Shaun Tan won Best Artist in 2001 and Terry Dowling was nominated at some point, but I was close!

Colleen: Glad you're enjoying the book, welcome, and good luck with Skiffy Chicks!

Chance: It's entirely possible. Next year is still flexible commitment-wise, but will almost certainly include some time in the Northern Hemisphere.

Trent: 'Holy shit!' pretty much sums up my reaction. I was concentrating so hard on not-being-disappointed-when-I-lost, that when I won, I hardly knew what to do! Hugging everyone in sight seemed to work OK.

And thank you, Justine, Gwenda, Ben, Jason, Chris and Stephanie! I'm not sure of the etiquette - can a person squee for herself?

07 November, 2005 20:24  
Blogger Suzanne said...

You most certainly can squee for yourself. But I'll help out.

*squee!*

08 November, 2005 01:55  
Blogger Dave said...

We were whooping for you! Very very happy.

08 November, 2005 09:17  
Blogger Peter said...

Congratulations! As someone who's posted a comment before I thought I should drop by. Excellent news, totally well-deserved.

08 November, 2005 10:54  
Blogger Perry Middlemiss said...

I knew I should have checked first. So, my apologies to Shaun Tan for forgetting him, my commiserations to Terry Dowling for leaving him off (though it's about time I got him back for setting me up something rotten at the 1999 Worldcon closing ceremony), which still leaves enough congratulations left over I suspect.

08 November, 2005 11:17  
Blogger sdn said...

ROCK ON MARGO

and jonathan made sure everyone knew the correct way to pronounce "lanagan."

08 November, 2005 17:07  
Blogger Eileen Gunn said...

Congratulations, Margo! You're the person I most hoped to lose to. A fabulous collection!

Cheers,
Eileen Gunn

09 November, 2005 09:30  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Thank you, Suzanne, for starting off the squeeing: *squee, squee!* Isn't it amazing!

And a thank-you for every whoop, Dave. *tries to think of something pachydermal to add, and fails*

Perry, I have hunted, but I can't find your embarrassing Worldcon moment on my friend the Internet - you'll have to tell me about it over that beer at Continuum.

Sharyn, right back at you, for the Firebirds anthology among other things - I will write that email and start commenting on your blog very soon!

And Eileen, it's very nice of you to come by. It was a staggeringly good shortlist, and I'm suitably staggered that I won.

Still blinking with surprise,
Margo.

09 November, 2005 21:09  
Blogger Patrick Nielsen Hayden said...

Congratulations. It was an amazing collection, and an amazing story.

10 November, 2005 04:55  
Blogger Eileen Gunn said...

There was a panel after the award ceremony, in which the WF judges talked about the process of creating the shortlist. (Not about specific works, but how they arrived at decisions.) It was an extraordinarily pleasurable panel, as they were all so jolly, and so enthusiastic about good writing in general. I already felt privileged to be on such a great shortlist, and this made me even happier.

Eileen

PS: At Clarion West, there was a lot of jumping around and screaming about your awards and about Sheree Thomas (also CW '99), Daniel Abraham and Louise Marley, who also carried home trophies this weekend. You've made us all quite insane with joy!

10 November, 2005 13:45  
Blogger Eileen Gunn said...

PS: Howard Waldrop asked me to post his congratulations to you as well.

11 November, 2005 13:09  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Thank you Patrick, Eileen again, and Howard - and go Clarion West, especially the 99ers!

Joy, insanity and jumping around and screaming - I'm glad someone was there doing it on my behalf.

Jonathan tells me that the trophies have arrived in Perth, so soon I will see proof that it's not all a dream.

11 November, 2005 22:43  
Blogger Judith said...

Hi Margo,

You've also been shortlisted for the JHunt, an annual award voted on by the members of the adbooks yahoo group! Will it never end, indeed! And a thousand congratulations.

Judy

18 November, 2005 15:56  
Blogger Cav said...

Grats Margo. It's kind of ironic that you're floating on air :-)

07 December, 2005 11:37  

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