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The Inky Awards

The 2019 Inky Awards: Winners Announced!

From Inside a Dog, "the Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the longlist and shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by the teen readers of InsideaDog.com.au. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book."

The winners were announced on September 4.

Find out more about the Inky Awards and the nominated titles at Inside a Dog, or see below for copies available in our collections to borrow!

Gold Inky Award Winner 2019
Australian Books

'Whisper'
by Lynette Noni

For two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes… Subject Six-Eight-Four, ‘Jane Doe’, has been locked away and experimented on, without uttering a single word. Life at Lengard follows a strict, torturous routine that has never changed. Until now. When Jane is assigned a new—and unexpectedly kind—evaluator, her resolve begins to crack, despite her best efforts. As she uncovers the truth about Lengard’s mysterious ‘program’, Jane discovers that her own secret is at the heart of a sinister plot... And one wrong move, one wrong word, could change the world.

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Silver Inky Award Winner 2019
International Books

'The Cruel Prince'
by Holly Black

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

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In case you missed them earlier, below are all titles that were nominated for the 2019 Inky Awards longlists (titles that made the shortlist have an asterisk next to them):

Gold Inky Award Longlist 2019
Australian Books

A Thousand Perfect Notes*
by C.G. Drews
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I Am Out With Lanterns
by Emily Gale
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Amelia Westlake*
by Erin Gough
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Ice Wolves
by Amie Kaufman
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The Art of Taxidermy
by Sharon Kernot
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Lifel1k3
by Jay Kristoff
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White Night
by Ellie Marney
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Whisper*
by Lynette Noni
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After the Lights Go Out*
by Lili Wilkinson
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Silver Inky Award Longlist 2019
International Books

The Poet X*
by Elizabeth Acevedo
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Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi
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What If It's Us
by Becky Albertalli & Simon Silvera
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The Cruel Prince*
by Holly Black
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The Belles*
by Dhonielle Clayton
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Between the Blade and the Heart
by Amanda Hocking
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I Was Born For This
by Alice Oseman
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The Astonishing Colour of After*
by Emily X.R. Pan
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Scythe*
by Neal Shusterman
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Navigating the Stars
by Maria V. Snyder
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