The Gold Inky is awarded to an Australian author and includes $2,000 prize money. The 2014 Gold Inky winner is: The First Third by Will Kostakis (Penguin).
Life is made up of three parts: in the first third, you’re embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you’ve made.
The Silver Inky is awarded to an international author. The 2014 Silver Inky winner is: All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry (HarperCollins)
Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years later, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by her friends and family.
The Inky Awards are reader-lead literary prizes. Readers between the ages of 12-20 vote for their favourite books from a shortlist selected by a panel of teen judges from around Australia. Five Australian and five international books of young adult fiction are shortlisted and the books that attract the most reader votes online win. Read the rest of this entry »