2015 Inky awards - news blog

Honoring the best new international youth literature out there, the annual Inky Awards longlist has been announced. For those of you who are not familiar with this award, it is the annual literary prize for the best new young adult literature as chosen by teen readers.

The longlist book titles for the 2015 Inky Awards were announced at the Somerset Celebration of Literature festival on the Gold Coast last week. Ten Australian books, nominated for the Gold Inky Award, and ten international books, nominated for the Silver Inky Award, make up the highly anticipated 2015 longlist.

The shortlist, chosen by a panel of teen judges from around the country will be announced on 24 August during the Melbourne Writers Festival.

But for now, here are your nominees…


Gold Inky Award                            

Nona and Me by Clare Atkins

Head of the River by Pip Harry

The Other Side of Nowhere by Stephen Johnston

The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil

Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

The Astrologer’s Daughter by Rebecca Lim

Clariel by Garth Nix

Laurinda by Alice Pung

The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer

The Protected by Claire Zorn

Silver Inky Award                          

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Bird by Crystal Chan

Spark by Rachael Craw

Half Bad by Sally Green

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Noggin  by John Corey Whaley

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