I am super excited to find out tonight that Doll Bones was awarded the Mythopoeic Award for Children’s Literature! It’s been an award I’ve admired a lot, in part because of its celebration of my mythic and in part because it’s an award that has gone to some of my favorite books and favorite writers.
For example, here’s a photo of Neil Gaiman and Terri Windling with a Mythopoeic Award. I am not sure if Terri is giving it to Neil or Neil is awarding it to Terri in this picture, because they’ve both won one.
Other winners include: Mary Stewart’s The Crystal Cave, Ellen Kushner’s Thomas the Rhymer, Delia Sherman’s The Porcelain Dove, Megan Whalen Turner’s The Queen’s Thief series, Franny Billingsley’s The Folk Keeper, and Jane Yolen’s Briar Rose. So, yeah, basically everyone and everything I love.
Here’s a closer look at the statue. Look, it’s Aslan!
(This appears to be Lois McMaster Bujold’s Aslan. See what I mean about all my favorites?)
Anyway, I am overwhelmed and beside myself and babbling a little. But also super happy!
And CONGRATS to Helene Wecker whose THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI won the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Fiction.
Also, if you’re interested in mythic research, going back through the archives of winners of the Myth and Fantasy studies award is highly worthwhile. This year’s award recipient is G. Ronald Murphy for YGGDRASIL AND THE CROSS IN THE NORTH.