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Thomas King, Cecil Castellucci win the 2015 Sunburst Award

Thomas King wins the $1,000 Sunburst Award for The Back of the Turtle.
Thomas King's book The Back of the Turtle has won the 2015 Sunburst Award in the Adult Fiction category. (Random House)

Thomas King has won the 2015 Sunburst Award in the Adult Fiction category for his book The Back of the Turtle.

King's book is about a scientist named Gabriel Quinn who accidentally destroys the reserve he grew up on. Quinn then embarks on a magical quest of redemption.

Cecil Castellucci took home the 2015 Sunburst Award in the Young Adult Fiction category for Tin Star, a science fiction novel following an orphaned, revenge-seeking teenager named Tula.

The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic comes with a $1,000 prize.

The other finalists for the Adult Fiction category were:

  • The Troop by Nick Cutter
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • My Real Children by Jo Walton
  • Will Starling by Ian Weir

The other finalists in the Young Adult Fiction category were:

  • The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
  • A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey
  • Sophie, in Shadow by Eileen Kernaghan
  • The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin Sweet

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