Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy


The Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy (2012-2016) honoured excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy writing for children and adolescents. The prize was awarded annually with a cash prize of $5,000. To be eligible, the book must be been an original work in English, aimed at readers ages eight to 18 and written by a Canadian or a permanent resident of Canada. The award was sponsored by HarperCollins Canada in memory of the late Monica Hughes. The final award was presented in 2016.

Award Recipients

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Year Recipient
2016 Erin Bow. The Scorpions Rules. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2015.
2015 Jonathan Auxier. The Night Gardener. Toronto: Puffin Canada, 2014.
2014 Erin Bow. Sorrow’s Knot. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic Inc., 2013.
2013 Rachel Hartman. Seraphina. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2012.
2012 PJ Sarah Collins. What Happened to Serenity? Markham, ON: Red Deer Press, 2011.