The shortlist for the inaugural Readings Young Adult Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Boone Shepard (Gabriel Bergmoser, Bell Frog Books)
  • Freedom Swimmer (Wai Chim, A&U)
  • The Bone Sparrow (Zana Fraillon, Lothian)
  • Becoming Aurora (Elizabeth Kasmer, UQP)
  • The Road to Winter (Mark Smith, Text)
  • Our Chemical Hearts (Krystal Sutherland, Penguin).

The winner will be announced in late June and will receive $3000.

The shortlist was selected by a judging panel comprising Angela Crocombe and Leanne Hall from Readings Kids; Natalie Platter from Readings Doncaster; and digital marketing manager Lian Hingee. Author Lili Wilkinson will join the judging panel to select the winner.

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