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Lynette Noni wins Gold Inky Award

Australia’s bestselling YA author Lynette Noni has won the Gold Inky Award for her dystopian novel Whisper (Pantera), the first in a new series by the author of ‘The Medoran Chronicles’. The Inky Awards for YA writing are presented by the State Library of Victoria and selected by a panel of teen judges.

Two children’s/YA books were among the winners of the Davitt Awards for crime books by Australian women. The prize for best children’s novel went to Wakestone Hall by Judith Rossell (ABC Books)—the third and final book in the ‘Stella Montgomery’ mystery series—and best YA novel went to Sarah Epstein’s debut thriller Small Spaces (Walker Books).

Several children’s and YA novels are also in the running for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

 

Category: Think Australian Junior Award-winners