Read Alert - Youth Literature

Inky Awards Longlist 2018

March 01, 2018

We are proud to announce the 2018 Inky Awards Longlist.

The longlist of 10 Australian and 10 international YA titles was selected by a panel of past Inky Awards judges, the Dog’s Advisory Board and Inside a Dog alumni, all young readers aged between 12 and 20 years.

And without further ado, the 2018 Inky Awards longlists…..

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Gold Inky Award - Australian titles

  • Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology edited by Danielle Binks
  • In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black
  • Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell & Fiona Wood
  • Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian
  • Ida by Alison Evans
  • Wreck by Fleur Ferris
  • A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes
  • Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer
  • Paper Cranes Don’t Fly by Peter Vu
  • Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield

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Silver Inky Award - International titles

  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  • Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
  • The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
  • Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  • Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  • Warcross by Marie Lu
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  • Release by Patrick Ness
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

If you’re planning any Inky Awards related activities, we have a free downloadable poster featuring the marvelous longlist. We also have packs of Inky Awards bookmarks available for schools, libraries and bookshops – hit the link to order and have them delivered straight to you!

We also have toolkits for classroom teachers and librarians for free download. These toolkits contain activities and ways to engage with the Inky Awards.

Anyone questions you may have can be directed to the Centre for Youth Literature team at