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2014 Sunburst Jurors

Camille Alexa

Camille Alexa's fiction has appeared internationally, in multiple languages, with stories most recently in Ellery Queen's and Alfred Hitchcock's mystery magazines, Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, and the Machine Of Death anthology. She co-editedMasked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories, and her solo collection, the Endeavour Award shortlisted PUSH OF THE SKY, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was an official reading selection of Portland's Powell's Books SF Book Club.

Paul Glennon

Paul Glennon lives and works in Ottawa where he writes metafiction for adults and children. His collection of linked stories The Dodecahedron was nominated for a Governor General's award and named as a Globe and Mail top 100 book for 2007. His Bookweird trilogy for young audiences follows its hero as he gate crashes the party we all wish we could join - the world of our favourite books. Bookweirder, the second book in the Bookweird series won a Sunburst Award in 2011.

Robert Knowlton

Robert Knowlton edited Borderland, a respected small-press horrorzine in the
early 80's, going on to serve as a core contributor of numerous articles to
The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror & the Supernatural (1985). More recently,
his comprehensive overview of Canadian weird fiction, "Out of the Barrens"
appeared in Tesseracts Thirteen (2009). He worked in the antiquarian book
trade for decades, picking up a few books along the way for his personal
collection of fantastic literature, providing both a resource and a
pleasance. And yes, in another life he served as a World Fantasy Awards
judge back in 1988, but has long since sufficiently recovered to cast
caution to the winds and embark upon his forthcoming Sunburst duties without

Nicole Luiken

Nicole Luiken wrote her first book at age thirteen and never looked back. She was published while still in high school and is the author of nine YA novels and three adult novels. Her YA books have won the Golden Eagle Award and the Moonbeam. Her YA novel Dreamline was a finalist for the Monica Hughes Science Fiction and Fantasy Award. She lives in Edmonton with her family. It is impossible for her to go more than three days in a row without writing, and she reads 200 books a year

Derek Newman-Stille

Derek Newman-Stille is a PhD student at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies, Trent University doing research on representations of disability in Canadian Speculative Fiction. Derek is the creator of the website Speculating Canada, a website that is focused on providing a window into the depth and substance of Canadian SF through author interviews, reviews of Canadian works of SF, and commentary.