2011 Inky Awards Long List

inkys_for_webThis year celebrates the fifth year of the Inky Awards!

For those of you who may not be aware – the Inkys recognise Australian and international authors of teen literature with the victors voted online by the readers of insideadog.com.au.

Today we announce the long list for the 2011 Inky Awards.


(Australian titles)

  • Pigboyby  JC Burke
  • Good Oil by Laura Buzo
  • Just a Girl by Jane Caro
  • The FitzOsbourne’s in Exile by Michelle Cooper
  • Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
  • This is Shyness by Leanne Hall
  • Black Painted Fingernails by Steven Herrick
  • Silvermay by James Moloney
  • The Comet Box by Adrian Stirling
  • All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield


(International titles)

  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
  • No and Me by Delphine de Vigan
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  • Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
  • The Agency: The Body at the Tower by YS Lee
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • First Light by Rebecca Stead
  • Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork
  • Violence 101 by  Denis Wright

The short list will be announced on September 1st with the voting open until October 18th.

Each day next week you’ll be getting to know the 2011 Inky judges.  Last year’s winner of the Gold Inky, Lucy Christopher (Stolen) will be heading up this panel with Kevin Lee and four Australian teens.  It will be their task to narrow down these lists for the shortlist announcement.

Teen readers can also get involved with the Inky Creative Reading Prize to win a Sony Touch Reader!

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