Huge congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Aurealis Awards!
A complete list of the winners can be found here:
The indomitable Cat Sparks was on hand to photograph the event. Her photos are available online here.
Bloody Waters lost out in the Best Horror Novel category Kirstyn McDermott’s superb urban-gothic fairytale Perfections. Do yourself a favour and check it out–and while you’re at it, you should also grab Jason Nahrung’s brilliant Salvage and Blood and Dust. It was a huge honour to share the shortlist with books of this calibre. Still, if you wish to console me for my loss, the best way to do it is to click through to Amazon and click ‘buy’. Already have a copy? What about your Mum? Your sister? Your cat or your dog?
I’d also like to offer a special congratulations also to Pat Grant for winning Best Graphic Novel for Blue. The GN section was also replete with amazing quality works–Tim Molloy’s It Shines and Shakes and Laughs and Justin Randall’s Changing Ways vol.02. I’ve read all three works and I’m glad didn’t have to judge this category!