Congratulations to Tony Pi, our graduate administrator at the Cinema Studies Institute, who is a finalist for two 2015 Aurora Awards!
The Aurora Awards are given out by the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association (CSFFA) annually to honour the best Canadian science fiction and Fantasy literary works, artwork, and fan activities during the past year. This year Tony is nominated in the Best Short Fiction - English category for "No Sweeter Art" (available online or as a podcast) in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #155, September 4, 2014. He has also been nominated in the Best Song/Poem - English category for “A Hex, With Bees” in Wrestling With Gods: Tesseracts Eighteen, EDGE.
Originally from Taiwan, Tony Pi has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from McGill University. He is a member of SFWA (the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) and the Codex Writers’ Group, as well as the Stop-Watch Gang, a neo-pro speculative fiction critique group in Toronto. Tony was a finalist in 2009 for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2008 for theAurora Award for Best Short-Form Work in English for his novelette “Metamorphoses in Amber”. His work has appeared widely, such as in Abyss & Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, the Tesseracts anthologies, Clarkesworld Magazine, On Spec, Writers of the Future, Fantasy Magazine, InterGalactic Medicine Show, AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, The Dragon and the Stars, Ages of Wonder, and more.
Tony has been a valued staff member of Cinema Studies and Innis College since 2008 and we wish him the best of luck in the award voting process.
For more information on Tony's writing please visit his website.
For more information or to join CSFFA and vote on the finalists, please go to Aurora Awards.