Copper Cylinder Award Winner!

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The Door in the Mountain coverCongratulations to Caitlin Sweet whose novel The Door in the Mountain is one of the winners of this year’s Copper Cylinder Award! Here’s more from the official press release:

The Copper Cylinder Award is an annual members’ choice award for Canadian literature of the fantastic, selected by members of the Sunburst Award Society for books published during the previous year. It derives its name from what is considered the first Canadian scientific romance, A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder, by James De Mille (1833-1880).

All winners of the Copper Cylinder will receive a unique, handcrafted copper cylinder trophy.

The winner of the 2015 Copper Cylinder Young Adult Award is The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin Sweet (ChiZine Publications, 2014).

From the publisher:

Lost in time, shrouded in dark myths of blood and magic, The Door in the Mountain leads to the world of ancient Crete: a place where a beautiful, bitter young princess named Ariadne schemes to imprison her godmarked half-brother deep in the heart of a mountain maze, where a boy named Icarus tries, and fails, to fly—and where a slave girl changes the paths of all their lives forever.

Caitlin Sweet works for the Ontario government and the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. She is the author of A Telling of Stars (Penguin, 2003) and its prequel, The Silences of Home (Penguin, 2005.) Her third novel, The Pattern Scars (ChiZine, 2011) was short-listed for the 2012 Sunburst Award, and won the 2012 CBC Bookie for Speculative Fiction.

For additional information about the Copper Cylinder Awards, Sunburst Award Society membership, and the voting process, please visit the website at

For additional information about the Sunburst Awards, the nominees and jurors, eligibility, and the selection process, please visit the website at

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