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2002 Winners of the Mythopoeics

Fantasy awards given at MythCon

By Chris Wyatt     August 06, 2002

The 2002 winners of the Mythopoeic Awards were announced at a banquet hosted by this year's MythCon in Boulder, Colorado. The Mythopoeics, called "Mythies", are given to honor the best in myth and fantasy fiction and scholarship.

The winners were as follows:

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Adult Literature:

Lois McMaster Bujold, THE CURSE OF CHALION (Morrow/Avon)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Children's Literature:

Peter Dickinson, THE ROPEMAKER (Delacorte)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies:

Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter, eds., TOLKEIN'S LEGENDARIUM: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH (Greenwood)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies:

G. Ronald Murphy, THE OWL, THE RAVEN AND THE DOVE: THE RELIGIOUS MEANING OF THE GRIMM'S MAGIC FAIRY TALES (Oxford University Press)

Other finalists for the adult literature prize included Neal Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS and Ursula K Le Guin's THE OTHER WIND; both of which showed up on CINESCAPE'S Top 10 books of the year list in 2001.

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