Pirate Cinema up for Canada's Aurora Award

The 2013 Prix Aurora Award ballot has been announced, and I'm delighted to see that my novel Pirate Cinema is up for the prize in the Young Adult category. The Auroras are a people's choice award given for Canadian science fiction and fantasy, and I'm delighted to be recognised in the land of my birth! The whole ballot is a great signpost to some wonderful Canadian literature, and the young adult section is particularly strong:

Best YA Novel – English
Above by Leah Bobet, Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong, Harper Teen
Dissolve by Neil Godbout, Bundoran Press
Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero by Michell Plested, Five Rivers
Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow, TOR Teen
Under My Skin: Wildlings Series (Book 1) by Charles de Lint, Razorbill Canada

2013 Aurora Ballot Announced


  1. Cool!  If you win, you might finally get interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel.

    “..(pregnant pause)..Cory Doctorow, in your 2008 book Content, you wrote…”

  2. Congrats Cory!!

     This year, CAN-CON is hosting CANvention 33, where the Aurora Awards are being handed out. Robert J. Sawyer, this year’s Guest of Honour, calls CAN-CON “Canada’s version of Readercon”. The event’s full name is CAN-CON: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature.

    You can get more info on CAN-CON at the website: http://www.can-con.org/
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