The inky's are Australia's only teenage choice book award.
There are two inky's awarded every year:
The Golden Inky goes to the #1 Australian YA title of the year.
The Silver Inky goes to the #1 International title of the year.
Golden Inky: Randa Abdel-Fattah - Where the Streets Had A Name
Silver Inky: The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Golden Inky: James Roy (teen author) - Town
Silver Inky: Before I Die - Jenny Downham
Golden Inky: Simmone Howell - Notes From the Teenage Underground
Silver Inky: Looking For Alaska - John Green
The long list for 2010 has just been announced @ The Melbourne Writer's Festival :)
The Gold Inky (for an Australian book)
- Liar by Justine Larbalestier
- Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
- Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith
- Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar
- Swerve by Philip Gwynne
- The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
- Confessions of a Liar, a Thief and a Failed Sex God by Bill Condon
- Anonymity Jones by James Roy
- Stolen by Lucy Christopher
- Loving Richard Feynman by Penny Tangey
My faves (for the short list) are: The Piper's Son, Loving Richard Feynman, Stolen, Swerve and Raw Blue (haven't read Merrow yet...).
My absolute fave for the winner is RAW BLUE by Kirsty Eagar (I was so pumped to see Raw Blue on there - yay!)
The Silver Inky (for an international book)
- The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan
- Going Bovine by Libba Bray
- Heist Society by Ally Carter
- Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
- The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
- The Wrong Grave by Kelly Link
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan & John Green
- Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham
- The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Me? I've only read half this list and I'm going for The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson :)
The long list of ten Aussie YA title's and ten international YA titles are whittled down to a short-list of 5 Aussie and 5 international (through a panel of judges which include authors and teen readers).
On October 12 voting will open and teens (between 12 & 20) all over Australia can vote for their fave Aussie and fave international from the short-list.
Which books would you pick off the list to go through for voting?
Or who would you choose to take out the Golden and Silver 2010 inkys?