The YA Book Prize 2014 – Shortlist


And now it gets very, very real.

You might remember a few months ago I was honoured to have been contacted by the lovely people at The Bookseller Magazine in London. They were looking for judges for their inaugural UK & Ireland YA Book Prize and thought I might be interested…

Well today the shortlist was announced; 10 incredibly worthy books that myself and the other judges now have to read and decide a winner from.

They are:

A Song For Ella Grey

David Almond



Keren David


Say Her Name

James Dawson



Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison


Half Bad

Sally Green


Finding A Voice

Kim Hood


Only Ever Yours

Louise O’Neill



Dawn O’Porter



Non Pratt


Ghosts of Heaven

Marcus Sedgwick


I haven’t read any of them so far – there’s a box of books winging its way to me from London as I type! Very exciting.

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 19th March 2015.

4 thoughts on “The YA Book Prize 2014 – Shortlist

  1. If you haven’t read any then you are in for some real treats! This is a great list with a diverse range of titles … don’t envy you having to select a winner!

  2. Isn’t it great to think that with all the books you’ve managed to get through this year, that you can be handed this list and still say “No, I haven’t read any of those “? Enjoy the box when it arrives. When will the winner be decided?

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