Winners of the Inky Awards 2012

Congratulations to the winners of the Gold and Silver Inky Awards for 2012!

The Inkys are international awards for teen literature, voted for online by the readers of the State Library of Victoria Inside a Dog website. There are three awards: the Gold Inky for an Australian book, the Silver Inky for an international book, and the Creative Reading Prize, won by a young person for a creative response to a book they love.

Winner of the Gold Inky:


Winner of the Silver Inky:


Congrats to Em Bailey and John Green on their wins!

Here are the full shortlists:


Shift, by Em Bailey

Night Beach, by Kirsty Eagar

Act of Faith, by Kelly Gardiner

Queen of the Night, by Leanne Hall

The Reluctant Hallelujah, by Gabrielle Williams


The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

BZRK, by Michael Grant

Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler (art by Moira Kalman)

A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor