The Pegasus Awards

Ada Palmer


Pegasus Awards

Award Year Category Song
2020 Best Classic Filk Song Somebody Will

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Collaboration Song
2019 Best Sing-Along Song   Somebody Will
2016 Best Filk Song   Somebody Will
2016 Best Writer/Composer    
2015 Best Filk Song   Somebody Will
2014 Best Writer/Composer    
2013 Best Writer/Composer    
2013 Best Performer Sassafrass  
2012 Best Filk Song   Somebody Will
2012 Best Performer Sassafrass  
2011 Best Filk Song   Somebody Will
2011 Most Badass Song   My Brother, My Enemy
2010 Best Performer Sassafrass  

Ada Palmer composes and performs close harmony a cappella, and is the primary composer for Sassafrass. Her best-known musical project is a Viking-themed album "Sundown: Whispers of Ragnarok", whose songs, when put together, tell the story of the creation and destruction of the Norse cosmology focusing on the murder of Baldur. She is also a novelist, Campbell-award winning author of the Terra Ignota series from Tor Books, whose first volume Too Like the Lightning was a Hugo finalist and won the Compton Crook award. She teaches European history at the University of Chicago, blogs at, and grew up on the East Coast and has been a long-time member of the Filk community, especially at her childhood home con Balticon.

More about Ada Palmer:

More about Sassafrass and "Sundown: Whispers of Ragnarok":

Ada's Music on Bandcamp:

Sample chapters of Too Like the Lightning:;

Sample Review of Too Like the Lightning:




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