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May 14., 2011: Ion Hobana Awards 2011

Established in the memory of Ion Hobana (1931-2011), a well known Romanian scholar and SF writer, „one of Romania’s academic SF grandmasters (Romania’s greatest SF academic)”, as Jonathan Cowie said,  the yearly Ion Hobana Awards have been given for the first time by the Romanian Science Fiction & Fantasy Society and the Romanian Writers Union (Bucharest Branch) with the occasion of the Ion Hobana Colloquium „The Time and Times of Fiction”, Bucharest, Romania,  May 7th, 2011.
The winners are :

Mircea Oprita : The Ion Hobana Award for Lifetime Achievement
Cristian Mihail Teodorescu : The Ion Hobana Award for the best SF novel in 2010 (SF Two)
Liviu Radu : The Ion Hobana Award for the Best Fantasy Novel in 2010 (The World of Waldemar)
Bogdan Catalin Mereuta : The Ion Hobana Award for A Young Hope/debut under 35 years  (the recipient is 13 years old and he has managed to publish in 2010 the SF novel The Virtual Warriors)
The Ion Hobana Awards had been sponsored by the Romanian Ministry of Culture, see:

http://www.srsff.ro/editorial/colocviul-%c8%99i-premiile-%e2%80%9eion-hobana%e2%80%9d-un-regal-al-ideilor/

Cristian Tamas
Romanian Science Fiction & Fantasy Society
www.srsff.ro

 

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