The shortlist, announced yesterday at a special Melbourne Writers Festival event, includes five Australian books, nominated for the Gold Inky Award, and five international books, nominated for the Silver Inky Award.
Young readers (aged 12–20) are invited to vote online for their favourite book in each category, before 5pm on Sunday 27 September.
The winners will be announced at the official Inky Awards ceremony on Tuesday 13 October.
Gold Inky Award shortlist:
• The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil
• Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier
• Laurinda by Alice Pung
• The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer
• The Protected by Claire Zorn
Silver Inky Award shortlist:
• Bird by Crystal Chan
• Spark by Rachael Craw
• We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
• Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
• Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
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