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Aug 15,2017

The 2017 Gold and Silver Inky Award winners were announced at the Inky Awards ceremony on 2 October.

If you cast a vote this year, don't forget to check back to find out if you've won the full set of the 20 longlisted titles.

The Inky Awards shortlist

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Jul 25,2017

This is some writing I've been excited to share with you all for ages. DAB members Zhana and Nyla recently used this image as a starting point for a collaborative piece of fiction. The photo was taken by Fiona Wood when she was visiting New York City, and Zhana and Nyla conceived of writing between them the first and last moment the narrator saw the person pictured. I am eagerly awaiting all the middle moments of this story... (*hint* Zhana, Nyla). - Inky

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The Contemplator

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Jun 27,2017

Hello, Inky here. I know the DAB are always going on about all the cool people they get to hang out with (besides me), but the DAB are also always writing and coming up with seriously inventive ways to talk about books. DAB member Abbie recently wrote this review of Jay Kristoff's Nevernight, and I really wanted to share it with you all because I'd, personally, never read a book review quite like this before.

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Jun 20,2017

By DAB members Tanzeem and Yuna



Tanzeem: All right, I am never saying that again; first and last time, I promise.

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Jun 14,2017

By DAB member Tanzeem

Tips to save you time, money and maybe improve your life just a little more.

1. Have a list of books you're looking for

Browsing is for libraries and as much as we love owning books, we don't like spending money on a book only to find out that we didn't enjoy it very much and could've bought something else.

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Jun 08,2017

By DAB member Annie

YA clichés have become a big thing to be talked about. Everybody is talking about how sick they are of love triangles and the chosen one. But there are many more clichés that are just repetitive, yet don’t often make anybody’s list, perhaps because they’re not as obvious, and some people don’t even realise that they are clichés. And it’s high time that they did.

1. The hate-to-love relationship

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Jun 05,2017

Recently the DAB spent some time talking (and writing really incredibly good) found poetry. Wikipedia says found poetry "is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning."

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May 30,2017

We would like to introduce you Aida – one of our 2017 Inky Awards judges

She has a huge case of bibliophilia (don't we all!) and enjoys making art. Aida goes to Sirius College in Victoria. 

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May 30,2017

Meet Josh! He is an incredibly bookish teen and one of our Inky Awards judges for this year!

Josh enjoys reading, camping and photography – often all at once! He goes to Coffs Harbour High School in New South Wales. 

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