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2018 Inky Awards Shortlist Announcement!

Aug 10,2018
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The Inky Awards Shortlist

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After the challenging process of narrowing down such an incredible longlist, we are ready to announce The 2018 Inky Awards shortlist. Our dedicated judges deliberated lovingly through the impressive selection, debating the unique strengths and imperfections of each remarkable novel. We would like to congratulate all of the authors involved in this year’s awards and thank you for sharing your talent. Without further delay, let us present to you The 2018 Inky Awards shortlist.

Drum roll, please!!!

Gold Inky Awards Shortlist (for Australian titles)

Beautiful Mess – Claire Christian

Take Three Girls – Fiona Wood, Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell

Paper Cranes Don't Fly – Peter Vu

Love Ya Anthology – edited by Danielle Binks

In The Dark Spaces – Cally Black

Silver Inky Awards Shortlist (for international titles)

Still Life with Tornado - A.S. King

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue - Mackenzi Lee

Warcross - Marie Lu

Release - Patrick Ness

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas


Voting is open for the 2018 Inky Awards from 10 August - 16 September. 

Winners will be announced 2 October at the State Library Victoria. 


***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.


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