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Bluegrass Symphony

Lisa L. Hannett

Lisa L Hannett's debut collection, Bluegrass Symphony deals with cowboys and fallow fields, shapeshifters and rednecks, superstitions and realities in harsh prairie country — and a whole bunch of other things thrown in the mix.

Introduction by Ann Vandermeer.

Finalist for the World Fantasy Award. Winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Collection.
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The wonderful Peter Tennant reviews two TP titles in the latest issue of Interzone, including Lisa L. Hannett's World Fantasy Award nominated Bluegrass Symphony. We're roundly chuffed when he concludes:

"a very strong collection, one that I unreservedly recommend."

Buy issue 242 of this impressive publication to read the full review here

Bluegrass Symphony is available in tradepaperback $25

Limited hardcover edition signed by Hannett and Ann Vandermeer $75

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Lisa L. Hannett's fabulous debut collection, Bluegrass Symphony, has been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection.

Congratulations Lisa and good luck!

We're also chuffed that Kathleen Jennings has been nominated for Best Artist, and next week we'll be revealing the fantastic cover artwork she has contributed to the forthcoming Hannett/Angela Slatter collaborative collection, Midnight & Moonshine.

The full list of Best Collection finalists are

  Bluegrass Symphony, Lisa L. Hannett (Ticonderoga)
  Two Worlds and In Between, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean Press)
  After the Apocalypse, Maureen F. McHugh (Small Beer)
  Mrs Midnight and Other Stories, Reggie Oliver (Tartarus)
  The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, Tim Powers (Tachyon)

Congratulations and good luck to all of these incredible talents.

All of the World Fantasy Award finalists can be found at

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Huge congratulations to Lisa L Hannett on her story, "Fur and Feathers", being reprinted in Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing.

Lisa's story was first published in her Aurealis Award-winning collection Bluegrass Symphony, and will be reprinted alsongside work by Cory Doctorow, Kelley Armstrong, Gemma Files, Geoff Ryman and Peter Watts.

A further two stories from Bluegrass Symphony, "The Short Go: A Future in Eight Seconds" and "To Snuff a Flame", received honourable mentions in the anthology.

Details of Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing can be found at

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We're overjoyed to hear that Lisa L. Hannett's Aurealis Award-winning collection, Bluegrass Symphony, has been shortlisted for the Onkaparinga People's Choice Awards.

As we understand it, the judges for these awards are participants from local book clubs, making these awards quite different.

Judging is due to take place between now and August 2013, so it'll be some time before we know more.

Huge congratulations to Lisa L. Hannett on her fantastic achievement!

The People's Choice Award is part of the 2013 South Australian Readers' and Writers' Festival and is an initiative of the City of Onkaparinga working in partnership with the South Australian Writers' Centre to celebrate South Australian authors.

For more information see

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We'd like to give Lisa L Hannett our hugest congratulations on winning not one, but two Aurealis Awards at the ceremony in Sydney last night.

We were absolutely ecstatic when Lisa's fantastic debut collection, Bluegrass Symphony, was announced by Cat Sparks as the winner of Best Collected Work.

We were then completely euphoric when Lisa's story, "The Short Go: A Future in Eight Seconds", from Bluegrass Symphony tied with Paul Haines' "The Past is a Bridge Left Burnt" for the Best Horror Short Story Award, with the award presented by the wonderful Kirstyn McDermott.

We've obviously felt for some time that Lisa L Hannett is an amazing talent, and her collection a stunning work, full of outstanding stories. We're incredibly proud of this book, and would sincerely like to thank Lisa for trusting us with her unique creative vision, and offer our congratulations on her success.