“Les vents de Tammerlan” reaps an Aurora Award

My 2008 YA novel Les vents de Tammerlan (Winds of Tammerlan) was awarded the Aurora Prize for best novel in French published in Canada, Friday August 7th. The award ceremony for Canadian SF writers was held at the Anticipation WorldCon, at Montréal.

Christian, Danielle Martinigol et Michèle avec son trophée AuroraChristian Taralle, French author Danielle Martinigol and Michèle with her Aurora trophee.

Élisabeth et Michèle au banquet des Auroras.Élisabeth Vonarburg, Anticipation guest of honor, and Michèle, at the Aurora banquet, (before the announcements).

J’avais aussi deux nouvelles finalistes au Prix, mais c’est « Le Dôme de Saint-Macaire », de Jean-Louis Trudel (Solaris 167) qui a remporté le prix pour la meilleure nouvelle.

In English, the novel Marseguro, by Edward Willett (DAW Books), which I read, has been rewarded.

Lauréats des prix AuroraAurora winners. The Sunday artist is wearing red!

From left to right, the ceremony host, Liana Kerzner, Jean-Louis Trudel, Joel Champetier (Solaris magazine), Michèle Laframboise, Karl Johanson (NeoOpsis), Ed Willett.

Upon receiving the award, I congratulated all finalists.

The Aurora trophee is fortunately easy to take apart. The wooden base and all sharp metallic parts fitted in a back-sac. As I departed to Mississauga with tons of books, I left the trophee at my parent’s Montréal home.

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