Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Carl Brandon Awards

I'm drafting my review of Stormwitch by Susan Vaught and just came across two awards that are new to me, and boy, they look good: The Carl Brandon Parallax Award and the Carl Brandon Kindred Award.

"The Carl Brandon Parallax Award is given to works of fiction created by a person of color. Nominees must provide a brief statement self-identifying as a person of color; creators unwilling to do so will not be considered for this award.
The Carl Brandon Kindred Award is given to any work of speculative fiction dealing with issues of race and ethnicity; nominees may be of any racial or ethnic group."

For 2006, Stormwitch won the Kindred award; 47 by Walter Mosley won the Parallax Award. (Yes, both winners are YA!)

Take a peek at the recommended reading lists for other books and short stories that are speculative fiction by or about people of color. Go here to nominate titles for 2007.

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