Winners of the 2018 Inky Awards

The Centre for Youth Literature has announced the winners of the 2018 Inky Awards!

The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by teens. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book.


Gold Inky Award


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The Gold Inky Award winner is Paper Cranes Don’t Fly by Peter Vu.

For Adam Auttenberg, hospital is like a second home. With Tess, AJ, and Rachael by his side, it’s even bearable. Facing the toughest challenge of his life, all Adam has to help him are his friends. But will they be enough? This story describes the life of a cancer patient in a way that few other young adult books do, focusing not just on living with cancer, but going through it, with the help of patience, love and friendship.

Paper Cranes Don’t Fly is the debut title from Peter Vu. Peter was six years old when he was diagnosed with a brainstem glioma. He is currently a student, living in Melbourne with his parents and three siblings, and has ambitions of one day becoming a full-time writer.


Silver Inky Award


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The Silver Inky Award is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Starr straddles two worlds – the poor black neighbourhood where she lives, and the gentrified, mostly-white school that she attends with her brothers. One night as she’s heading home from a party, Starr witnesses the fatal police shooting of her childhood friend Kahlil. His death quickly makes national headlines, pitching Starr head-first into a conflict that threatens both sides of her community.

The Hate U Give is the debut title from Angie Thomas. Angie was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she recently won a Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by the We Need Diverse Books campaign.


Find out more about the Inky Awards and the Centre for Youth Literature here.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

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