Congratulations to A.J. Betts, whose manuscript Zac and Mia has won the 2012 Text Prize. Zac and Mia, is a contemporary novel that deals with serious illness and friendship, and will be published in August 2013.
Congratulations to Robert Newton, whose novel When We Were Two has won the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for young adult fiction.
Does this man look like Finnick Odair? Rumours say yes.
Esteemed journal Kill Your Darlings has announced an online championship of favourite Australian YA books. Not only can you vote for your favourite (from July 30), but if you do you’ll go in the running to win an awesome prize pack.
Champions include Centre for Youth Literature founder, Agnes Nieuwenhuizen, CYL Program Coordinator Adele Walsh, CYL Learning Programs Officer Jordi Kerr, and the mother of Inky (and an award-winning YA author to boot) Lili Wilkinson.
Brontë sisters action figures – these historical heroes are determined to get their books into print!