Nommo 2019: Novella Nominations

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SHORT LIST NOMINEES
& ALL LONG LIST NOMINEES FOR 2019


Below are the Short List Nominees in each of the 4 categories and ALL respective nominees for the 2019 Nommo Awards:
Members are given the opportunity to read the following short listed novellas online.  If you are a member of the ASFS please fill in the Nommo Reader Request Form (with relevant conditions) and submit. If you are an approved member, we will send through access details.

NOVELLA SHORT LIST NOMINEES



BINTI: THE NIGHT MASQUERADE
Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi’s work titled, “Weapons of Mass Creation”, The New York Times called Nnedi’s imagination “stunning”.  Her many works include Who Fears Death, Lagoon and the previous novellas in the Binti series.  She is also the writer for Marvel Comics of Black Panther and related graphic novels. Among her many awards and honours, the Wole Soyinka Prize was awarded to her in 2008.

The BINTI series were originally published by tor.com; the books are now available together in a single edition.

THE FIREBIRD
Nerine Dorman

Nerine Dorman is a South African author and editor of SF and fantasy currently residing in Cape Town. Her YA fantasy novel Dragon Forged was a finalist in the 2017 Sanlam Youth Literature Prize, with her SF novel Sing Down the Stars a finalist for the 2019 prize in the English category. Her short story, “On the Other Side of the Sea”, was shortlisted for a 2018 Nommo award. The Firebird, a fantasy novella, was a semi-finalist in the 2019 SPFBO competition. In addition, she is a founding member of the SFF authors' co-operative Skolion and is the curator of the South African Horrorfest Bloody Parchment event and short story competition.

THE FIREBIRD is available as an e-book and print publication from Amazon.
HARD MARY
Sofia Samatar

Sofia Samatar is the author of the novels A Stranger in Olondria and The Winged Histories, the short story collection, Tender, and Monster Portraits, a collaboration with her brother, the artist Del Samatar. Her work has won several awards, including the World Fantasy Award. She teaches African literature, Arabic literature, and speculative fiction at James Madison University.

HARD MARY was published in Lightspeed‘s 100th issue, available as e-book and paperback.

NEID-FIRE
Caldon Mull

Caldon Mull has had a long publishing career in technology and various game publications under different nom de plumes, and in his own name. He has travelled extensively throughout Africa and Central Asia, and has worked in Antarctica as a radio technician while also consulting for the business and military sectors. He has an honours degree in anthropology, and when he is not currently working in a technology field, he is usually writing science fiction and fantasy. He is always looking to expand his genre work into new directions. 

NEID-FIRE is available via Amazon.


The long list consists of all titles in this category that were nominated by members of the ASFS.  Some of these works were nominated once, some just missed the shortlist.  The ASFS lists them in full to draw attention to all the works members felt worthy of consideration.

NOVELLA LONG LIST NOMINEES



BINTI: NIGHT MASQUERADE
Nnedi Okorafor
THE FIREBIRD
Nerine Dorman
FISTULAS
Mame Bougouma Diene
HARD MARY
Sofia Samatar
HEKA AND THE COLOUR THIEF
Dennis Dvomak
INTO THE DARK
Kel Gerriety
NEID FIRE
Caldron Mull
NOCTURNAL
Ishola Abdulwasiu Ayodele