It was a great night at the Aurealis Awards – I was on the return trip from two weeks travelling north doing Song of the Slums school visits, but even my dead brain revivified in the buzz of it all. Pity it’s the last one at Sydney, but the good news is it’ll be moving to Canberra next.
We’re used to Margo collecting awards, but she outdid herself last night! Not only best (joint) YA novel and best fantasy novel for Sea Hearts, but also best fantasy short story and best SF short story (two different stories from the Crackleback collection). I was presenting the fantasy awards – same name to read out twice! Congratulations, Margo!