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Inky Awards 2015 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2015 Inky Awards have been announced. The awards are presented by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria for local and international fiction, poetry, anthologies and graphic novels written for young adults.

The titles shortlisted for the Gold Inky Award (for an Australian book) are:

  • The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl (Melissa Keil, Hardie Grant Egmont)
  • Razorhurst (Justine Larbalestier, A&U)
  • Laurinda (Alice Pung, Black Inc.)
  • The Intern (Gabrielle Tozer, HarperCollins)
  • The Protected (Claire Zorn, UQP)


The titles shortlisted for the Silver Inky Award (for an international book) are:

  • Bird (Crystal Chan, Text)
  • Spark (Rachael Craw, Walker Books)
  • We Were Liars (E Lockhart, A&U)
  • Since You’ve Been Gone (Morgan Matson, S&S)
  • Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell, Macmillan Children’s Books)


Voting for the awards is open to members of the public aged between 12 and 20, and will run until 27 September. Winners will be announced on 13 October. The Australian book that receives the most votes will win the Gold Inky and a cash prize and the international book that receives the most votes will be awarded the Silver Inky.

The award longlists were announced in March. For more information about this year’s shortlists, visit the Inside a Dog website here.


Category: Local news