As Rikon/Futuricon is hosting the European SF convention this year, and the whole moment will take place online, the organizers have decided to present the Artefakt Awards in an appropriately special manner.
This year, instead of announcing the winners of the Artefakt Awards a couple of weeks in advance, we are announcing the nominees, i.e. finalists.
A bit of history for our European friends – the Artefakt Awards are awarded each year at Rikon for literary works of fiction published in Croatia the previous calendar year and written by Croats in the Croatian language. The short, medium and long categories are evaluated by committees comprising avid readers of fiction, while the children’s novel and young adult novel categories are evaluated by readers of the target age in collaboration with the Rijeka City Library.
Over the recent years the organizers have also presented various stakeholders with the Artefakt Award for Special Contribution to Fandom. It went into the hands of the Rijeka City Library for their continuous partnership with the organization, to the incredibly creative people in Terrible Creations who have changed the landscape of Croatian fandom for the better with their games, and to Inverzija.net and Hangar 7 for tirelessly promoting fandom and publishing and promoting fantastic literature.
And now, without further ado, this year’s Artefakt Awards finalists.
Kratka kategorija (Short)
- Benini, Milena – Znamenja nevinosti
- Benini, Milena – Brod bez voznog reda
- Lutz, Ivan – Ajde! Još samo jedan krug
- Novak, Kristijan – Moji su strojevi najbolji na svijetu
- Spirin, Vanja – Antifašisti i vanzemaljci
- Vajzović, Ines – Putovanje kroz Darviliju
Srednja kategorija (Medium)
- Barol, Ed – Drugi čovjek
- Barol, Ed – Pet baba u Renaultu 5
- Galen, Milivoj – Bakho
- Kelečić, David – Trinaesti znak
- Kršić, Ivana – Točka sveviđenja
- Moniantt, Torp – Pad Shampirea
- Moniantt, Torp – Saluto Peregrinus i promjenjivi pas
- Vujnović, Tajana – Narod oba svijeta
- Žiljak, Aleksandar – Partizanka
Duga kategorija (Long)
- Benini, Milena – Nokturno za krpelja
- Cerovac, Ana – Krsnik
- Lutz, Ivan & Gordan Sundać – 0,001: Novi poredak
Roman za djecu (Children’s novel)
- Banićević, Morea – Dvojnici iz tame
- Mikulan, Krunoslav – Zmaj ispod Starog grada
- Penn, Zoe – Knjižnica tajni
- Smolec, Sonja – Zefir
Roman za mlade (YA novel)
- Botica, E. K. – Nositelj elemenata
- Faust, Viktoria – Jackie
- Mraović, Tihomir – Tišina prekrivena lišćem
- Smolec, Sonja – Predskazivač
See you at the award ceremony! Streaming fully public and free via Youtube on Saturday, 3 October 2020 at 9 PM CET.