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Inky Awards 2017 longlists announced

The longlists for the 2017 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 longlisted for the Gold Inky Award (for an Australian book) are:

  • Frankie (Shivaun Plozza, Penguin)
  • The Bone Sparrow (Zana Fraillon, Lothian)
  • The Sidekicks (Will Kostakis, Penguin)
  • The Yearbook Committee (Sarah Ayoub, HarperCollins)
  • My First Lesson (ed by Alice Pung, Black Inc.)
  • When Michael Met Mina (Randa Abdel-Fattah, Pan Macmillan)
  • My Sister Rosa (Justine Larbalestier, A&U)
  • Nevernight (Jay Kristoff, HarperCollins)
  • Words in Deep Blue (Cath Crowley, Pan)
  • One Would Think the Deep (Claire Zorn, UQP)

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

  • The Sun is Also a Star (Nicola Yoon, Corgi)
  • Salt to the Sea (Ruta Sepetys, Puffin)
  • Highly Illogical Behaviour (John Corey Whaley, Faber)
  • Learning to Swear in America (Katie Kennedy, Bloomsbury)
  • Holding Up the Universe (Jennifer Niven, Random House)
  • Lady Midnight (Cassandra Clare, S&S)
  • You Know Me Well (David Levithan & Nina LaCour, Text)
  • The Girl from Everywhere (Heidi Heilig, Hot Key)
  • The Unexpected Everything (Morgan Matson, S&S)
  • Radio Silence (Alice Oseman, HarperCollins).

Shortlists of five books in each category will be announced in August, after which members of the public aged 12-18 are eligible to cast their votes.

For more information about this year’s longlists, visit the Inside a Dog website here.


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