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Inaugurated in 2015.

In its inaugural year, eligibility went to series that ended between 2011 and 2014.

After its inaugural year, the award will potentially thereafter be held periodically (not annually, but to be advised).

The award is not an Aurealis Award as such, but a separate, special award conferred during the ceremony (like the Convenors’ Award for Excellence).


2018 winner y separately published work icon Blackthorn and Grim Juliet Marillier , 2014 Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2014-2016 7674856 2014 series - author novel fantasy
2015 winner y separately published work icon Watergivers Stormlord Trilogy Glenda Larke , 2009 Pymble : Voyager , 2009-2011 Z1637186 2009 series - author novel fantasy