The Inkys were awarded today at the Centre for Youth Literature in Melbourne.
The Gold Inky for an Australian book went to...
LUCY CHRISTOPHER for her book STOLEN
Read our review of Stolen here.
Apologies to Kirsty Eagar, whose great book Raw Blue we never got to put under the spotlight. I think it was a very strong contender for the Inky - but since it did win the 2010 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards I suppose it's fair to spread the love around a bit.
Raw Blue (Penguin Books) is a moving and atmospheric story about a young woman nursing a terrible hurt. Carly has dropped out of uni to live, work and surf the beaches of northern Sydney, where she meets fellow surfer Ryan and sets herself in motion for healing and future happiness. This one's a bit racy. 15+.
Apologies also to Maggie Stiefvater, whose book we also were saving until last. Apparently for good reason, too! Because the winner for the Silver Inky for an international book went to...
MAGGIE STIEFVATER for her book SHIVER
Shiver is a romantic and paranormal tale (with one of the best covers of the year). The wolves in the forest behind her house have always drawn Grace to them and when she meets yellow-eyed Sam, human during the warm summer months, and the two face the possibility that come winter Sam could become wolf forever. For those Twilight fans looking for something new.