The 2018 Inky Awards shortlists were announced August 10 – the Gold Inky for Australian titles, and the Silver Inky for international titles. The award recognizes achievement in young adult literature, with nominees and winners selected by voters under the age of 20. Some of these titles are of genre interest.
The titles were selected by a panel of past Inky Awards judges, the Dog’s Advisory Board and Inside a Dog alumni, all young readers aged between 12 and 20 years.
Gold Inky Award – Australian titles
- Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology edited by Danielle Binks
- Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell & Fiona Wood
- Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian
- In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black
- Paper Cranes Don’t Fly by Peter Vu
Silver Inky Award – International titles
- Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
- Warcross by Marie Lu
- Release by Patrick Ness
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Voting is open for the 2018 Inky Awards from August 10 – September 16.
Winners will be announced October 2 at the State Library Victoria.