2017 Inky Awards Shortlist Announcement!
Award voting is now closed for 2017 - thanks for your support!
Want to be among the first to congratulate the 2017 Gold and Silver Inky Award winners? Book now to attend the Inky Awards ceremony on 2 October.
And if you did cast a vote this year, don't forget to check back on 2 October to find out if you've won the full set of the 20 longlisted titles.
The Inky Awards shortlist
Whittling down such a stellar longlist was no easy feat, and the judges' discussions ranged long into the night, with no merit left unnoticed nor any weakness undiscussed.
Overall, the judges were incredibly impressed by the depth of quality represented by the longlisted titles, and extend their congratulations to all of the authors. But alas, twenty must become ten. Without further ado, let us all gaze in awe at the 2017 Inky Awards Shortlist:
Gold Inky Award Shortlist (for Australian titles)
Frankie by Shivaun Plozza
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Silver Inky Award Shortlist (for international titles)
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
***The Inky Awards longlist, shortlist and winners are entirely selected by teens. As a result, you must be under the age of 20 to vote in the Inky Awards. Sorry grown-ups! You can still read the books, though, so it's not all bad.