The Readings Young Adult Book Prize 2021 shortlist


We are delighted to announce that The Boy From the Mish by Gary Lonesborough and Future Girl by Asphyxia have been shortlisted for The Readings Young Adult Book Prize for 2021!

The Readings Young Adult Book Prize recognises and celebrates new voices in Australian Young Adult literature. The Prize is judged by a panel of Readings staff, who will be joined by author Erin Gough to decide the winner.

The winner will be announced in July. 

The rest of the shortlist and more information about the prize can be found here.

The Boy from the Mish

by Gary Lonesborough

A funny and heartwarming queer Indigenous YA novel, set in a rural Australian community, about seventeen-year-old Jackson finding the courage to explore who he is, even if it scares him.

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Future Girl

by Asphyxia

Future Girl explores what it means to come of age as a Deaf teenager, against the backdrop of a near-future Melbourne on the brink of environmental catastrophe.

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