Inky Awards – YA choices (2008)

inkys_for_webThe Inky Award Winners were announced recently. We had both of these books in our library but neither were great favorites with our students. Those that did read the novel Town, however, really enjoyed the Australianess of the story. 

The INKYS are a choice award for teenagers (12-18 year olds).and they are the ones who alone cast the votes.

The Golden Inky winner: Town by James Roy

Some reviews for Town can be found on the:  CMIS site and Insideadog site.Town has done very well in 2008 by also winning the $30,000 Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature in the NSW Premier’s Awards. 

James Roy also has a website that offers all sorts of information about his book, his writing, etc. as well as a blog. He was writer-in-residence on the Insideadog site earlier this year

The Silver Inky winner: Before I die by Jenny Downham

Some biographies: BookBrowse, Meet The Author UK site (with video of Author discussing the novel)

An Interview with Jenny Downham (NY Times)

Some reviews: Insideadog, Guardian ReviewTeenReads Continue reading