YA Book Prize shortlist announced


The shortlist of books for the first annual YA Book Prize was announced.  The YA Book Prize is a new children’s book award celebrating the best of this year’s British and Irish young adult literature.  The winner of the YA Book Prize will be revealed at a special ceremony held at Foyles, Charing Cross on March 19th.

The full shortlist is as follows:

  • Goose by Dawn O’Porter (Hot Key Books)
  • Salvage by Keren David (Atom/Little,Brown)
  • Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill (Quercus)
  • The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick (Orion)
  • Trouble by Non Pratt (Walker)
  • Lobsters by Lucy Ivison and Tom Ellen (Chicken House)
  • Finding a Voice by Kim Hood (O’Brien Press)
  • Say Her Name by James Dawson (Hot Key Books)
  • A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond (Hodder Children’s Books)
  • Half Bad by Sally Green (Penguin)

For more on the YA Book Prize, visit The Bookseller’s website.


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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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