Readings YA Book Prize 2021 shortlist announced
The shortlist for the 2021 Readings Young Adult Book Prize has been announced.
The shortlisted YA novels are:
- The F Team (Rawah Arja, Giramondo)
- Future Girl (Asphyxia, A&U)
- The End of the World is Bigger Than Love (Davina Bell, Text)
- The Boy From the Mish (Gary Lonesborough, A&U)
- Metal Fish, Falling Snow (Cath Moore, Text)
- Where We Begin (Christie Nieman, Pan).
The shortlist was selected from over 30 eligible entries by Readings booksellers Bianca Looney, Kealy Siryj, Xiao-Xiao Kingham and Cindy Morris. The judges will be joined by YA author and previous Readings YA Book Prize winner Erin Gough to decide on this year’s winner, who receives $3000.
Now in its fifth year, the Readings Young Adult Book Prize is awarded to a debut or second YA book. Lisa Fuller was awarded the prize last year for her debut novel Ghost Bird (UQP). The winner of the 2021 prize will be announced in July; for more information about the shortlisted books, see the Readings website.