Inky Awards 2019 longlists announced
The longlists for the 2019 Inky Awards have been announced. The awards are presented by State Library Victoria (SLV) 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:
- Hive (A J Betts, Pan)
- A Thousand Perfect Notes (C G Drews, Orchard Books)
- I Am Out with Lanterns (Emily Gale, Random House)
- Amelia Westlake (Erin Gough, Hardie Grant Egmont)
- Ice Wolves: Elementals Book One (Amie Kaufman, HarperCollins)
- The Art of Taxidermy (Sharon Kernot, Text)
- Lifel1k3 (Jay Kristoff, A&U)
- White Night (Ellie Marney, A&U)
- Whisper (Lynette Noni, Pantera)
- After the Lights Go Out (Lili Wilkinson, A&U).
The titles longlisted for the Silver Inky Award (for an international book) are:
- The Poet X (Elizabeth Acevedo, Egmont)
- Children of Blood and Bone (Tomi Adeyemi, Macmillan Children’s)
- What if It’s Us (Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera, S&S)
- The Cruel Prince (Holly Black, Hotkey)
- The Belles (Dhonielle Clayton, Gollancz)
- Between the Blade and the Heart (Amanda Hocking, Pan)
- I Was Born for This (Alice Oseman, HarperCollins)
- The Astonishing Colour of After (Emily X R Pan, Orion Children’s Books)
- Scythe (Neal Shusterman, Walker)
- Navigating the Stars (Maria V Snyder, HQ Young Adult).
Shortlists in each category will be decided on by a panel of teenage judges and announced in July, after which members of the public aged 12-18 are eligible to cast their votes. The winners will be announced in September.
Alongside the longlist announcement, SLV said it would ‘no longer use the name and branding for Centre for Youth Literature’, which had previously administered the awards, but said it ‘remains committed to supporting young adult literature and programming for teen readers’.
For more information about this year’s longlists, visit the Inside a Dog website.