2019 Inky Awards Longlists

The longlists for the Australian Inky Awards have been announced by State Library Victoria. The awards are given to both Australian and international books for young adults in two separate categories. Here are the longlists:

Gold Inky Award for an Australian Book

After the Lights Go Out Amelia Westlake

After the Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson

Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough

The Art of Taxidermy Hive (Hive #1)

The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot

Hive by AJ Betts

I Am Out With Lanterns Ice Wolves (Elementals, #1)

I Am Out with Lanterns by Emily Gale

Ice Wolves: Elementals Book One by Amie Kaufman

Lifel1k3 (Lifelike, #1) A Thousand Perfect Notes

Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

A Thousand Perfect Notes by CG Drews

Whisper (Whisper, #1) White Night

Whisper by Lynette Noni

White Night by Ellie Marney


Silver Inky Award for an International Book

The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily XR Pan

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

  I Was Born for This

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman

Navigating the Stars by Maria V Snyder

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera