2020 Aurealis Awards Shortlist

The shortlists for the 2020 Aurealis Awards have been announced. The awards are given to works of speculative fiction by authors, editors and illustrators who are Australian citizens or permanent residents. Here are the shortlisted titles for the children’s and YA categories:


Across the Risen Sea

Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble

The Chicken’s Curse by Frances Watts

Her Perilous Mansion

Her Perilous Mansion by Sean Williams

How To Make A Pet Monster: Hodgepodge (#1)

Hodgepodge: How to Make a Pet Monster by Lili Wilkinson, illustrated by Dustin Spence

The Lost Soul Atlas

The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

Tricky Nick

Tricky Nick by Nicholas J. Johnson


Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

The Erasure Initiative

The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson

Future Girl

Future Girl by Asphyxia

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Truel1f3 by Jay Kristoff