Inaugural YA Book Prize Shortlist

The first YA Book Prize shortlist has several titles of genre interest. Open to UK and Irish authors and publishers, the honor comes with a £2,000 award. On the We Love This Book website, chair of judges Charlotte Eyre says, “Ultimately we chose 10 books that we loved and hopefully we have reflected the diversity there is in UK and Irish YA writing.”

YA Book Prize titles of genre interest:

  • A Song for Ella Grey, David Almond (Hodder Children’s Books)
  • Say Her Name, James Dawson (Hot Key Books)
  • Half Bad, Sally Green (Penguin)
  • Only Ever Yours, Louise O’Neill (Quercus)
  • The Ghosts of Heaven, Marcus Sedgwick (Orion)

For more information and the complete list of nominees, see The Bookseller’s website.