|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.
Nominations for 2010 awards are open through February 28, 2011. Visit the awards page at carlbrandon.org for more information. You can also donate to support the awards at carlbrandon.org.