|From left to right: Cecilia Tan, Vandana Singh, Andrea Hairston, Tananarive Due. Photo by Sitara Chapman.
The Carl Brandon Society awards for 2008 and 2009 were given this past weekend at Arisia 2011:
- Vandana Singh’s novel Distances won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award.
- Tananarive Due’s short story “Ghost Summer” won the Carl Brandon Kindred Award.
- Hiromi Goto’s novel Half World won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award.
- Justine Larbalestier’s novel Liar won the Carl Brandon Kindred Award.
The Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award recognizes an outstanding work of speculative fiction by a writer of color. The Carl Brandon Society Kindred Award recognizes an outstanding work of speculative fiction dealing with race/ethnicity. Each award includes a US$1000 prize. Previous winners include Walter Mosley, Susan Vaught, Andrea Hairston, Nnedi Okorafor, and Minister Faust. A complete list of Parallax and Kindred Award winners’ works is available at http://carlbrandon.org/awards.
Tananarive Due and Vandana Singh received their awards in person at the ceremony. Andrea Hairston accepted the award for Hiromi Goto and Cecilia Tan accepted the award for Justine Larbalestier.