YA Book Prize
From The Bookseller
Resource type: Book awards
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS3, KS4, KS5
Region(s): All of UK
The YA Book Prize was launched in 2014 and was the first prize in the UK and Ireland to focus specifically on fiction for teenagers and young adults. It is organised by book trade magazine The Bookseller in partnership with Edinburgh International Book Festival.
A shortlist of ten titles is selected by a team at The Bookseller. A panel of book experts and teenage judges are then asked to select the book they believe is the best-written and that they would be most likely to share with young adults as the winner.
- The shortlist is announced in June.
- The winner will be announced at a special event on 25th August 2022 as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
About The Bookseller: The Bookseller has been the trade magazine of the book industry since 1858 and is one of the UK’s longest-standing magazines. As well as being a trusted and independent source of news and analysis, The Bookseller also organises trade conferences and adminsters various awards.
- Find a list of past winners of the YA Book Prize here.
- Other awards that celebrate books for teenagers and young people include the Excelsior Award, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and the Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards.
- The YA Literature Convention is an annual festival dedicated to celebrating the very best in YA books.
- The Baillie Gifford Schools Programme is the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s dedicated schools programme, offering free in-person and online events for both primary and secondary schools.
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