Reviews of Mythopoeic Award Winners

This is a list of Mythopoeic Award winners for fantasy novel (adult fantasy novel in the years when a distinction has been made), including ratings for those books that I've read and links to reviews where I've written one. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during the previous year that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings" (C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and friends).

2023 Sacha Lamb When the Angels Left the Old Country
2022 Jo Walton Or What You Will
2021 TJ Klune The House in the Cerulean Sea 9 out of 10
2020 Theodora Goss Snow White Learns Witchcraft
2019 Naomi Novik Spinning Silver 8 out of 10
2018 John Crowley Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr
2017 Patricia A. McKillip Kingfisher
2016 Naomi Novik Uprooted 8 out of 10
2015 Sarah Avery Tales from Rugosa Coven
2014 Helene Wecker The Golem and the Jinni
2013 Ursula Vernon Digger 9 out of 10
2012 Lisa Goldstein The Uncertain Places
2011 Karen Lord Redemption in Indigo
2010 Jo Walton Lifelode 8 out of 10
2009 Carol Berg Flesh and Spirit
2009 Carol Berg Breath and Bone
2008 Catherynne M. Valente In the Night Garden
2008 Catherynne M. Valente In the Cities of Coin and Spice
2007 Patricia A. McKillip Solstice Wood
2006 Neil Gaiman Anansi Boys 9 out of 10
2005 Susanna Clarke Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 8 out of 10
2004 Robin McKinley Sunshine 9 out of 10
2003 Patricia A. McKillip Ombria in Shadow
2002 Lois McMaster Bujold The Curse of Chalion 8 out of 10
2001 Midori Snyder The Innamorati
2000 Peter S. Beagle Tamsin
1999 Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess Stardust 8 out of 10
1998 A.S. Byatt The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye
1997 Terri Windling The Wood Wife
1996 Elizabeth Hand Waking the Moon
1995 Patricia A. McKillip Something Rich and Strange
1994 Delia Sherman The Porcelain Dove
1993 Jane Yolen Briar Rose
1992 Eleanor Arnason A Woman of the Iron People 6 out of 10
1991 Ellen Kushner Thomas the Rhymer 9 out of 10
1990 Tim Powers The Stress of Her Regard
1989 Michael Bishop Unicorn Mountain
1988 Orson Scott Card Seventh Son
1987 Peter S. Beagle The Folk of the Air
1986 Barry Hughart Bridge of Birds 9 out of 10
1985 Jane Yolen Cards of Grief 6 out of 10
1984 Joy Chant When Voiha Wakes
1983 Carol Kendall The Firelings
1982 John Crowley Little, Big 8 out of 10
1981 J.R.R. Tolkien Unfinished Tales
1975 Poul Anderson A Midsummer Tempest
1974 Mary Stewart The Hollow Hills
1973 Evangeline Walton The Song of Rhiannon
1972 Joy Chant Red Moon and Black Mountain
1971 Mary Stewart The Crystal Cave

Ratings for books that don't have a review are based on my memory of the book. The rating may well change if I get a chance to read the book again.

Last modified and spun 2023-09-02