The Inky Awards are for the best new young adult books, as voted for by teen readers.
The Centre for Youth Literature is extremely proud to announce this year’s shortlist. We had a fantastic team of teen panelists (to find out more about them, visit our Judges page on Inside A Dog), who spent hours discussing, begging, and sometimes bribing Inky, for their favourite Inky Awards Longlisted books. Our judges took their responsibilities very seriously, and it was great to see such a considered and diverse discussion about books. Their enthusiasm was infectious.
Without further adieu, 2013 Inky Awards Shortlist is…
Girl Defective – Simmone Howell (Pan Macmillan)
My Life as an Alphabet – Barry Jonsberg (Allen and Unwin)
Life in Outer Space – Melissa Keil (Hardie Grant Egmont)
Friday Brown – Vikki Wakefield (Text Publishing)
The Diviners – Libba Bray (Allen and Unwin)
See You At Harry’s – Jo Knowles (Walker Books)
The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic)
This Is Not a Test – Courtney Summers (Pan Macmillan)
Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein (Hardie Grant Egmont)
Voting is now open for ages 12-20.
The wining books will be announced at the State Library in November.
Stay tuned for our Inky Awards: The Audience Prize announcement tomorrow.
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