Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Carl Brandon Society Awards

I saw this on Tobias Buckell's blog; there's probably an official announcement or website somewhere else as well.

The inaugural Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award, for a work of speculative fiction created by a person of color, went to Walter Mosely for his young adult novel 47.

And the similarly inaugural Carl Brandon Society Kindred Award, which honors a work of speculative fiction dealing with race and ethnicity by any writer, went to Susan Vaught for her young adult novel Stormwitch.

Each will receive $1,000 and a trophy at a ceremony on Sunday, May 28 at 8:45 p.m. at WisCon 30 in Madison, Wisconsin. The awards are given by the Carl Brandon Society, an organization dedicated to increasing the profile, quality and quantity of speculative fiction by and about people of color.

Congratulations to the winners (and to the CBS for getting their award program off the ground so quickly), and a happy WisCon to everyone who is going.

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