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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

The Readings Young Adult Book Prize shortlist 2020

Yesterday the shortlist for The Readings Young Adult Book Prize was announced. Now in its fourth year, this prize was created to recognise and celebrate new voices in Australian Young Adult literature, and considers the first and second books of YA authors across Australia.

The judges commented on what a strong year it was for Australian Young Adult Fiction. The shortlist shows a diverse range of fiction that I know many of you have read, including one of our Book Club reads!

Here is the shortlist:

Cover of Everywhere, Everything, Everyone

Everywhere, Everything, Everyone by Katy Warner

Cover of Invisible Boys

Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard

Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller

Cover of The Surprising power of a good dumpling

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

Cover of Devils Ballast

Devil’s Ballast by Meg Caddy

Take The Shot by Susan White.


This is a fantastic reading list of new voices in Young Adult literature. What do you think?





I'm so glad The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling is up there - I really hope that wins!

4th Jun, 20
inky State Library Victoria

Yes that has been popular! I have read so many good reviews! Has anyone read Devil's Ballast???

4th Jun, 20

Most of these I haven’t read but I’ve heard such good things!

4th Jun, 20