'Fire's Caress' wins Best Youth Novel 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards
Earlier this year many of you helped secure Fire's Caress by Lani Wendt Young, a place on the finalist list of the 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards. On 13 August it was announced that it had won the Best Youth Novel category!
The Sir Julius Vogel awards recognise excellence in Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents. Lani said of the award, "I'm so grateful and so thrilled for this book from the Telesa World! Thank you to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of NZ. Thank you to everyone who supported this book, my awesome NZ publisher OneTree House Press, and thank you to the fabulous readers who have embraced my stories from the start and been amazing about celebrating these books. Faafetai lava."