The longlists for the 2018 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 fiction, poetry, anthologies and graphic novels written for young adults.

The titles longlisted for the Gold Inky Award (for an Australian book) are:

  • Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology (ed Danielle Binks, HarperCollins)
  • In the Dark Places (Cally Black, Hardie Grant Egmont)
  • Beautiful Mess (Claire Christian, Text)
  • Take Three Girls (Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell & Fiona Wood, Pan Macmillan)
  • Ida (Alison Evans, Echo)
  • Wreck (Fleur Ferris, Random House)
  • A Shadow’s Breath (Nicole Hayes, Random House)
  • Remind Me How This Ends (Gabrielle Tozer, HarperCollins)
  • Paper Cranes Don’t Fly (Peter Vu, Ford Street)
  • Ballad for a Mad Girl (Vikki Wakefield, Text)

The titles longlisted for the Silver Inky Award (for an international book) are:

  • The Upside of Unrequited (Becky Albertalli, Puffin)
  • Turtles All the Way Down (John Green, Puffin)
  • The Loneliest Girl in the Universe (Lauren James, Walker Books)
  • Still Life with Tornado (A S King, Text)
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Mackenzi Lee, HarperCollins)
  • Genuine Fraud (E Lockhart, A&U)
  • Warcross (Marie Lu, Puffin)
  • One of Us Is Lying (Karen McManus, (Puffin)
  • Release (Patrick Ness, Walker Books)
  • The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas, Walker Books)

Shortlists of five books in each category will be decided on by a panel of teenage judges and announced in August, after which members of the public aged 12-18 are eligible to cast their votes. The winners will be announced in October. Find out more here.

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