The YA Book Prize 2018 shortlist includes several titles of genre interest:
The YA Book Prize is awarded to a YA title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. Finalists and winners are selected by a panel of judges which includes Akala, Melanie Ramdarshan Bold, Caroline Carpenter, Angie Crawford, Julia Eccleshare, Louise O’Neill, Lucy Powrie, and Alex Reads. The winner receives a £2,000 prize.
The prize is organized by book trade magazine The Bookseller and run in partnership with Hay Festival. Winners will be announced at Hay Festival 2018, to be held May 24 – June 3, 2018 in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. For more information and the complete list of nominees, see The Bookseller’s website.