The winners of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for 2022, recognising works from the 2021 year are now available.


You can find the full list of Finalists on our 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Award finalists announced page.

Long list

The long list of nominees is on our Sir Julius Vogel Award Long List – 2022 page.

Winners for the 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards

Professional Categories

Best NovelButcherbirdCassie HartHuia Publishers
Best Youth NovelFire's CaressLani Wendt YoungOne Tree House
Best Novella/NoveletteThe Impossible Resurrection of GriefOctavia CadeStelliform Press
Best Collected WorkYear's Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy Vol 3Edited by Marie HodgkinsonPaper Road Press 
Best Short Story"Data Migration"Melanie Harding-ShawStrange Horizons, July 2021 
Best ArtworkCover of FoxhuntLaya Rose
Best Dramatic PresentationWellington Paranormal (series 3)
Best Production/PublicationWhat You Need Right Now is a Nice Soothing Horror StoryTabatha WoodThe Spinoff 

Fan Categories

Best Fan WritingWormholes and WorkersAndi C. BuchananVector Magazine, Issue 294
Best Fan ArtworkDevaMichelle Kan
Best Fan ArtworkJinxJules
Best Fan PublicationPhoenixineJohn and Jo ToonPhoenix Science Fiction Society

Special Awards

Best New Talent

Graci Kim

Graci Kim is the bestselling author of The Last Fallen Star, book one in the Korean mythology-inspired middle grade fantasy series. Called a “sparkling yarn” by Entertainment Weekly, the Gifted Clans trilogy has been optioned by the Disney Channel for a live-action television series, and was named a 2021 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for “Best Middle Grade & Children’s Book”, an Amazon Editor’s pick for Best Book, an Indigo Best Book, and a Publisher’s Lunch Buzz Book. Her work deals with issues around belonging, identity, and finding one’s voice, with a particular emphasis on found families and unbreakable sibling relationships.

Graci is also a contributing author of The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities short story collection, published by Rick Riordan Presents (Disney Hyperion), which became an instant New York Times bestseller.

In a previous life, Graci was a diplomat for the New Zealand foreign service, a cooking show host, and once ran a business that turned children’s drawings into cuddly toys. She lives in New Zealand with her husband and daughter. You can find her sometimes on Twitter (@gracikim), more often on Instagram (@gracikimwrites), and always at her website (

Services to FandomMichelle Kan
Michelle Kan is an outstanding member of the fan community here in Wellington, known for their stunning Chinese brush-style fanart of many beloved F&SF books, animations, and podcasts. They're a prolific author in their own right, but where I think Michelle really shines is their years of volunteering at various events around Wellington as well as their work as a cosplay photographer and videographer. From their vibrant work at Wellington Cosplay Photo Fest to the New Zealand Games Festival and several years of Armageddons across the North Island, Michelle is a household name in fandom events and we as a fan community are so, so lucky to have them.