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Reading Matters 2015 authors announced

12 November 2014

US authors Laurie Halse Anderson and Sara Farizan and UK author Sally Gardner are among the guests attending next year’s Reading Matters conference.The 2015 conference, which is presented by the...

Doing the deed: Sex in YA literature 

17 October 2014

At a certain point in teenagers’ lives sex begins to loom large on the imaginative and experiential horizon, so it’s only natural that YA literature reflects this. However, the appearance...

A family affair: Kate McCaffrey on ‘Crashing Down’ 

29 May 2014

In Kate McCaffrey’s Crashing Down (Fremantle Press, August), 17-year-old star student Lucy discovers she’s pregnant right after her boyfriend is severely injured in a car crash. Reviewer Meg Whelan writes...

Inky Awards 2014 longlists announced

20 March 2014

The longlists for the 2014 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...

Children’s Peace Literature Award 2013 winners announced

10 January 2014

The winners of the 2013 Children’s Peace Literature Award have been announced. The biennial award, which is presented by the Australian Psychological Society’s interest group Psychologists for Peace to books...

Inky Awards 2013 winners announced 

27 November 2013

The winners of the 2013 Inky Awards, presented by the Centre for Youth Literature, were announced at the State Library of Victoria on 26 November. Barry Jonsberg won the Gold...

Inky Awards 2013 shortlists announced

26 August 2013

The shortlists for the 2013 Inky Awards, presented by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria, have been announced. The shortlist for the Gold Inky Award...

Penguin launches teen readers website

22 August 2013

Penguin Australia has launched a new website for teenage readers. Penguin Teen Australia, which was launched this month, replaces teen blogs that Penguin has been running for the past six...

2013 BWF schools program announced 

4 June 2013

The schools program for this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) has been announced. The Word Play program, which runs from 4 to 6 September, offers places for 10,000 students from grades 4...