2020 Ignyte Awards

The winners of the inaugural Ignyte Awards were announced in October. These awards “celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscape of science fiction, fantasy and horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts toward inclusivity of the genre.” The books appear to be 2019 titles. The awards are given in several categories. Here are the winners and finalists in the YA and middle grade categories:

BEST YA NOVEL

WINNER

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

FINALISTS

Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Slay by Brittney Morris

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

BEST IN MIDDLE GRADE

WINNER

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

FINALISTS

Just South of Home by Karen Strong

The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

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