Shortlist for 2016 UK YA Book Prize announced
In the UK, the shortlist for the Bookseller’s second annual YA Book Prize has been announced. The 10 books on the shortlist are: Concentr8 (William Sutcliffe, Bloomsbury), One (Sarah Crossan, Bloomsbury), Unbecoming (Jenny Downham, David Fickling), The Art of Being Normal (Lisa Williamson, David Fickling), The Lie Tree (Frances Hardinge, Macmillan), Asking for It (Louise O’Neill, Quercus), The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo (Catherine Johnson, PRH), The Rest of Us Just Live Here (Patrick Ness, Walker Books), Am I Normal Yet? (Holly Bourne, Usborne) and The Sin Eater’s Daughter (Melinda Salisbury, Scholastic). The winner of the £2000 (A$3834) prize will be announced at a ceremony at Hay Festival on 2 June. The prize, which was launched in 2015 in response to a lack of existing awards, is open to authors who live in the UK and Ireland.