Tymon’s Flight shortlisted for Sir Julius Vogel awards

I was waiting for the final list to be posted, but I see the cat has definitely poked its little pink nose out of the bag, so…

‘Tymon’s Flight’ has been shortlisted for three Sir Julius Vogel awards: namely ‘best novel’, ‘best artwork’, and my personal blown-away-by-happy category, ‘best new talent’.  🙂

Needless to say… I’m utterly thrilled. And so proud of fellow nominees on the shortlist! So far, I’ve heard from Helen Lowe (also up for best novel for ‘Heir of Night’,) Ripley Patton (for her short story ‘The Future of the Sky’) and Simon Petrie (for his anthology ‘Rare Unsigned Copy’.) Not to mention Frank Victoria, nominated for his wonderful artwork on the cover of ‘Tymon’s Flight’! I’m sure there will be other fabulous entries on the list – can’t wait to find out more…

Meanwhile, I leave you with this picture of how I feel:


EDIT: the list just went up! Congrats to the fabulous Philippa Ballantine and Karen Healey, and Anna Caro for ‘A Foreign Country’! What a line-up! And Simon Litten, well deserved…

Also, the SJV’s are a popular vote award, like the Ditmars and Hugos, so I just wanted to thank everyone who cast their ballot for ‘Tymon’s Flight’! I’m honoured to have your vote of confidence…

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9 Responses to Tymon’s Flight shortlisted for Sir Julius Vogel awards

  1. Woo hoo! Massive congrats!

    • MaryV says:

      Thanks Saladin! My friends rib me that the SJV’s are the NZ Ditmars, and the Ditmars are the Aussie Hugo’s. I answer that I got a bunch of sheep to vote for me. 😉

  2. Karen Healey says:

    Yay for us! *Snoopydances with you*

  3. Hi Mary. Congrats on the Sir Julius Vogel shortlisting, and on the just announced David Gemmell best newcomer shortlisting as well 🙂 Onward and upward!

    • MaryV says:

      Thanks so much, Brendon! You beat me to the announcement – you have your finger on the pulse of all things fantasy! 😉

      It’s actually a huge honour and I’m feeling rather geeked out, to tell the truth. I did NOT expect this.

  4. Oh, and Franks art is a finalist for the Morningstar award as well…top 5, gotta be happy with that 🙂

    • MaryV says:

      He’s stoked. It’s actually his favourite pastime – he doesn’t consider book illustration work (shhh don’t tell the contract folks at Voyager)

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