The 2019 Norma K Hemming Award for excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in speculative fiction published in 2018, was presented on Saturday 8 June, 2019 at a ceremony at the Continuum convention in Melbourne.
In an exciting development, there was a tie in the Long Work category, with Sam Hawke’s City of Lies (Transworld / Tor) and Mother of Invention edited by Rivqa Rafael and Tansy Rayner Roberts (Twelfth Planet Press) shared the top honour.
The Short Fiction category was won by Stephanie Gunn for “Pinion”, from the anthology Aurum (Ticonderoga Publications). Citations for each of the finalists are are available on the Norma K Hemming website — a huge thanks to the 2019 judges for their excellent work on the awards this year.
We look forward to undertaking the Awards process again, starting with the annual invitation to for expressions of interest in being a juror, in the coming months.
Norma K Hemming Award Administrator