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Gold and Silver Inky Winners Announced!


It’s a #yiayialapalooza!

The Inky Award winners were announced today, and I am happy-dancing because the fabulous Will Kostakis has won the Gold Inky for his funny, moving, fantastic novel, The First Third!

The First Third

The First Third


The winner of the Silver Inky is All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry.

You can see all the news about the Inkys HERE on the Inside A Dog website!


Inky Awards: Vote Now | Inside A Dog

Gold Inky

Inky Awards: Vote Now | Inside A Dog.

The Inkys voting is on again!

You don’t have to have read all the books to vote – although reading the blurbs might be a good place to start. 😀

You can find a list of the Shortlisted Gold (Australian) Inky and Shortlisted Silver (International) Inky books by going to the catalogue and looking for the Resource Lists.



Wanted: Inky Awards judges

Pictured (L-R): 2013 Inky Awards judges, Harison, Sarah, and Chris.

Do you know any #YALit fans aged 12–20 with a love of words, a distinguishing eye and aspirations for literary criticism? We are in search of keen teenaged readers to become the 2014 Inky Awards judges. A panel of six judges will be selected to read the twenty longlisted Inky Awards titles and whittle them down to a shortlist of ten. Applications close Monday 14 April. MORE INFO HERE.


Three of last year’s judges (L-R) Harison, Sarah and Chris are pictured here at the 2013 Inky Awards.

I don’t often post as ‘me’, but I highly recommend applying for this position. You get to keep the books, and the Inky Awards and the judges are held in high regard. Go for it!

Mrs F

The 2014 Inkys Longlist

Drumroll, please!

Gold Inky

The Inkys are a highlight on the YA reader’s calendar, and the longlist announcement is always hotly anticipated.

There are two Inky awards up for grabs: The Gold Inky, which is awarded to an Australian book and author, and the Silver Inky, which is awarded to an international book and author.

You can see the complete list on the Inside a Dog Website.

Inky Awards – this one’s for you!

Every year the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria runs the Inky Awards. The Inkys are the only awards for Young Adults that are voted on by Young Adults. These awards are for you!

You can VOTE for your favourite book on their website.


You can enter their Audience Prize – make a cake, create a trailer, hold an Inkys party, let your imagination run wild. More information here.

Inky Awards Longlist announced…WOOF!

At the Reading Matters Conference 2013, the Inkys Longlist was announced. You can see the full list on the webpage, and here is a list of the titles held in the GFL for your reading pleasure.

GOLD INKY (Australian creator)

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Fire in the Sea by Myke Bartlett – GFL

Girl Defective by Simmone Howell – GFL

My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg – GFL

Cry Blue Murder by Kim Kane and Marion Roberts – GFL

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil – GFL

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina – GFL

A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix – GFL

City by James Roy – GFL

Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield – GFL

Wildlife by Fiona Wood – GFL – in processing: 5 June.

SILVER INKY (International creator)

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The Diviners by Libba Bray – GFL

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers – coming soon!

See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles – coming soon!

Hostage Three by Nick Lake – coming soon!

Every Day by David Levithan – GFL

The Originals by Cat Patrick – coming soon!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – FAL – coming soon to GFL!

Drama by Raina Telgemeier – coming soon!

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – coming soon!

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey – GFL – in processing: 5 June.

You can access the 2013 Gold Inky Longlist on Destiny HERE and Destiny Quest HERE.

You can access the 2013 Silver Inky Longlist on Destiny HERE and Destiny Quest HERE.

Inkys Shortlist – Time to Vote!

If it’s the end of August then it must by Inkys voting time!

Inside A Dog

There are prizes too!

Click HERE to go to the Voting page.

Related posts:

Joe – 2012

Joe on Inside a Dog blog

Inkys Longlist – 2012

Jack – 2011

Last year’s awards – 2011

Inkys Longlists Announced

The Inkys Longlist for the Gold (Australian) and Silver (International) Inkys have been announced on the SLV ReadAlert Blog.

You can see the blogpost HERE.

And check out this list to see which ones we have in the GFL.

2012 GOLD INKY LONGLIST (Australian)

Shift by Em Bailey – F BAI

Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar – F EAG

Brotherband 1: The Outcasts by John Flanagan – F FLA

Act of Faith by Kelly Gardiner – F GAR

Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall – Ordered

Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart – F HAR

Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan – Ordered

The Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings 1 by Andrew McGahan – F MCG

The Deep: Here Be Dragons, Volume 1 by Tom Taylor (illustrated by James Brouwer)

The Reluctant Hallelujah by Gabrielle Williams – Ordered

2012 SILVER INKY LONGLIST (International)

Bitterblue by Kirstin Cashore – Ordered (plus the first two in the trilogy)

BZRK by Michael Grant – F GRA (and in audiobook too!)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – F GRE

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler – Ordered

Storm: Elementals 1 by Brigid Kemmerer – F KEM

Legend by Marie Lu – F LU

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – F NES

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – F PER

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – F STI

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – Ordered

Some totally wicked titles here! Get stuck into them!

Another Inky Judge from Mentone Grammar!!

Proud as punch!

That was the reaction of Library Staff in the Gregory Fish Library when they found out this week that Year 9 student Joe Bosa had been successful in his application to be a judge for the 2012 Inky Awards, the only teenage literature awards in Australia which are voted upon by teenagers themselves.

Joe, a committed reader and avid member of the MGS Book Club since it was begun in 2010, is over the moon at having been selected!   Regularly hovering around the library and always keen to have a chat about the latest good reads, Joe is a credit to both himself and Mentone Grammar!

This is the second year in a row that Mentone Grammar has had one of its students selected for the coveted role of Inky Awards Judge – a very impressive achievement!  The increasingly strong interest by Mentone Grammar students in reading and literature is indeed commendable.

Read an interview with Joe – HERE.

An Inky Judge’s perspective

Kevin Lee was one of two adult judges on the Inky Judges panel. He has some really interesting insights into the process. You can read about them here.

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