Andrea Hairston has won the 2011 James Tiptree Jr. Award for her novel, Redwood and Wildfire. The jurors say Hairston's characters, "invoke a sky where it can shine; they live and love without losing themselves in cultural expectations, prejudices and stereotypes, all within a lovingly sketched historical frame."
The following books made the Tiptree Award Honor List:
Libba Bray, Beauty Queens (Scholastic Press 2011)
L. Timmel Duchamp, "The Nones of Quintilus" (in her collection Never at Home, Aqueduct Press 2011)
Kameron Hurley, God's War (Night Shade Books 2011)
Gwyneth Jones, The Universe of Things (Aqueduct Press 2011)
Alice Sola Kim, "The Other Graces" (Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2010)
Maureen F. McHugh, "After the Apocalypse" (in her collection After the Apocalypse, Small Beer Press 2011)
Delia Sherman, The Freedom Maze (Big Mouth House 2011)
Kim Westwood, The Courier's New Bicycle (Harper Voyager Australia 2011)
The award was created in by award-winning SF author Pat Murphy in 1991 at WisCon. The literary prize is awarded for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender. The award is named for Alice B. Sheldon, who wrote under the pseudonym James Tiptree, Jr.