Inky Awards: 2012 Longlist

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Centre for Youth Literature interrupts your regular programming to bring you…

Shift by Em Bailey

Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar

Brotherband 1: The Outcasts by John Flanagan

Act of Faith by Kelly Gardiner

Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall

Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart

Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan

The Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings 1 by Andrew McGahan

The Deep: Here Be Dragons, Volume 1 by Tom Taylor (illustrated by James Brouwer)

The Reluctant Hallelujah by Gabrielle Williams


Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

BZRK by Michael Grant

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Storm: Elementals 1 by Brigid Kemmerer

Legend by Marie Lu

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (illustrated by Jim Kay)

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


Please see our 2012 Longlist on for more details about the books. Now it’s up to our panel of judges for the shortlist. We’re wishing them the best of luck!

A reminder that the shortlist will be announced on the 27th of August, at which time voting will open. The winners will be announced at InkyFest on the 23rd and 24th of October. For more information to book your class in for InkyFest, please see our online booking form.

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