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Inky Awards – Long List

Readers of insideadog.com.au are the ones who get to vote for the Inky Awards, international awards for teenage literature. The Inkys are divided into two categories; the Gold Inky which recognised writing talent that comes from Australia and the Silver Inky for international titles.

The long lists for the Inkys were announced on July 1 and here are the deserving nominees:

GOLD INKY LONG LIST

(Australian titles)

  • Pigboy by  JC Burke
  • Good Oil by Laura Buzo
  • Just a Girl by Jane Caro
  • The FitzOsbourne’s in Exile by Michelle Cooper
  • Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
  • This is Shyness by Leanne Hall
  • Black Painted Fingernails by Steven Herrick
  • Silvermay by James Moloney
  • The Comet Box by Adrian Stirling
  • All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield

SILVER INKY LONG LIST

(International titles)

  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
  • No and Me by Delphine de Vigan
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  • Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
  • The Agency: The Body in the Tower by YS Lee
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • First Light by Rebecca Stead
  • Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork
  • Violence 101 by  Denis Wright
September 1 will see the short list announced and the voting will be open until October 18.
If you would like to know more or find out about this years judges then head over to insideadog.com.au and follow the links.

Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards Shortlist

The shortlists for the 2010 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards were announced today.

A big congratulations to all shortlisted authors. Here are the category lists The’Verse is most interested in.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Henry Hoey Hobson by Christine Bongers (Random House)

Mirror by Jeanne Baker (Walker Books)

Sarindi’s Dragon Kite by Janine M. Fraser/Illus. Elise Hurst (HarperCollins Aust)

The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody (Penguin Group Australia)

The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds (Penguin Group Australia)

Toppling by Sally Murphy/Illus. Rhian Nest James (Walker Books)

YOUNG ADULTS

Anonymity Jones by James Roy (Random House Australia)

Happy as Larry by Scot Gardner (Allen & Unwin)

The FitzOsbornes in Exile: The Montmaray Journals 2 by Michelle Cooper (Random House)

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett (Penguin Group Australia)

This Is Shyness by Leanne Hall (Text Publishing Co.)

Wavelength by A.J. Betts (Fremantle Press)

The winners will be announced in September 2011.

For further information go here

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2011

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were announced this evening and the two categories that relate to children’s literature are the Patricia Wrightson Prize and the Ethel Turner Prize.

ETHEL TURNER PRIZE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE

The Ethel Turner Prize ($30,000), named in honour of the acclaimed author of the children’s classic Seven Little Australians, is offered for a work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry written for young people of secondary school level.

Previous winners of the Ethel Turner Prize include Mem Fox and Julie Vivas, Markus Zusak, Ursula Dubosarsky and James Roy.

2011 shortlisted writers are…

Michelle Cooper – The FitzOsbornes in Exile. The Montmaray Journals: 2

Cath Crowley – Graffiti Moon (Winner)

Kirsty Eagar – Saltwater Vampires

Belinda Jeffrey – Big River, Little Fish

Melina Marchetta – The Piper’s Son

Jaclyn Moriarty – Dreaming of Amelia

PATRICIA WRIGHTSON PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

The Patricia Wrightson Prize ($30,000) is offered for a work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry written for children up to secondary school level.

The prize is named in honour of children’s author Patricia Wrightson, whose books have won many prestigious awards world – wide including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal (1986) for The Nargun and the Stars.

Previous winners of the Patricia Wrightson Prize include Odo Hirsch, Shaun Tan, Narelle Oliver, and Li Cunxin and Anne Spudvilas (illustrator).

2011 shortlisted writers are…

Jeannie Baker – Mirror

Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood – Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House

Cassandra Golds – The Three Loves of Persimmon

John Heffernan – Where There’s Smoke

Sophie Masson – My Australian Story: The Hunt for Ned Kelly (Winner)

Emma Quay – Shrieking Violet

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