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Australian authors shortlisted for Locus Awards

Several Australian authors and illustrators have been named as finalists for the Locus Awards for science-fiction and fantasy writing.

Garth Nix is a finalist in the young adult category for his novel Goldenhand (A&U). Nix was previously a finalist in the same category in 2015 for Clariel (A&U).

Angela Slatter is nominated in the best first novel category for her debut novel Vigil (Jo Fletcher).

Author and illustrator Shaun Tan is nominated in the best artist category and the best art book category for The Singing Bones (A&U). Tan has previously won the Locus Award for best artist in 2011 and 2012.

The winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle from 23-25 June. To see the full shortlists, click here.


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