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Winners are Grinners - Recent YA Award Winners

Of course the Inkys are THE prize for Young Adult Fiction in Australia. But let’s have a look at what has been winning all the prizes this year. Could it be an indication of which book will win the treasured Gold Inky?

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2018 went to…

Cover of Living on Hope Street

Living on Hope Street by Demet Divaroren

And the People’s Choice went to

Cover of Ida

Ida by Alison Evans, which is a 2018 Gold Inky longlisted book too.

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature went to

Cover of The Ones That Disappeared

The Ones That Disappeared by the 2017 Gold Inky Shortlisted author Zana Fraillon

The ABIA (Australian Book Industry Award) for Book of the Year for Older Children went to

Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYa Anthology which is another 2018 Gold Inky Longlist book.

The Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Young Adult Fiction award went to

Cover of My Sister Rosa

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier – and you guessed it , we picked it too – it was a 2017 Inky shortlisted book.

Not all 2018 awards have been announced. The 2017 Queensland Literary Awards Griffith University Young Adult Book Award went to

Cover of Words In Deep Blue

Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley which last year won the Gold Inky.

Another book on the 2018 Gold Inky longlist is the 2017 Aurealis Award winner for Best Young Adult Novel,

In The Dark Spaces by Cally Black.

Looks like the Inky judges sure know how to pick a winner.



Nice selection, still a few I have to read!!

4th Jun, 18
julianne Centre for Youth Literature

Yes me too! And now the Readings YA prize list has been announced! So many books - so little time!

6th Jun, 18

In reply to julianne

Very, very true!!

7th Jun, 18