Sunday, August 08, 2021

2021 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the finalists for the 2021 Mythopoeic Awards. "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mythcon was not held in the summer of 2020, and the awards committees needed extra time to obtain and evaluate nominated books, thus necessitating a delay in the awards processes for both 2020 and 2021."

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • Alice Hoffman, Magic Lessons (Simon Schuster)
  • Jordan Ifuekov, Raybearer (Amulet)
  • TJ Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea (Tor)
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Mexican Gothic (Del Rey)
  • Garth Nix, The Left-Handed Booksellers of London (Katherine Tegen Books)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Lev Grossman, The Silver Arrow (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Kat Leyh, Snapdragon (First Second)
  • T. Kingfisher, A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking (Argyll)
  • Tae Keller, When You Trap a Tiger (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  • Carlos Hernandez, the Sal and Gabi duology: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe and Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe (Rick Riordan Presents)
  • Jenn Reese, A Game of Fox and Squirrels ((Henry Holt)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies

  • John M. Bowers, Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer (Oxford University Press, 2019)
  • Oronzo Cilli, Tolkien’s Library: An Annotated Checklist (Luna Press, 2019)
  • John Garth, The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places That Inspired Middle-earth (Princeton University Press, 2020)
  • Catherine McIlwaine, ed, Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2018)
  • John Rateliff, ed, A Wilderness of Dragons: Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger (Gabbro Head, 2018)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • Kathryn Hume, The Metamorphoses of Myth in Fiction since 1960 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020)
  • Adrienne Mayor, Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology (Princeton University Press, 2018)
  • C. Palmer-Patel, The Shape of Fantasy: Investigating the Structure of American Heroic Epic Fantasy (Routledge, 2019)
  • Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games (New York University Press, 2019)
  • Anna Vaninskaya, Fantasies of Time and Death: Dunsany, Eddison, Tolkien (Palgrave, 2020)

For more information please visit the Mythopoeic Society website.  The winners of this year’s awards will be announced online in fall 2021.


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