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Aurealis Award for best young adult novel

The Aurealis Awards are presented annually by the Australia-based Chimaera Publications and WASFF to published works to "recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy, horror writers".[2] To qualify, a work must have been first published by an Australian citizen or permanent resident between 1 January and 31 December of the corresponding year;[3] the presentation ceremony is held the following year. It has grown from a small function of around 20 people to a two-day event attended by over 200 people.[4]

Aurealis Award for best young adult novel
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The Aurealis Award design is often placed on the winning book's cover as a promotional tool.[1]
Awarded forExcellence in young adult speculative fiction novels
CountryAustralia
Presented byChimaera Publications,
Continuum Foundation
First awarded1995
Currently held byAmbelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina
WebsiteOfficial site

Since their creation in 1995, awards have been given in various categories of speculative fiction. Categories currently include science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative young adult fiction—with separate awards for novels and short fiction—collections, anthologies, illustrative works or graphic novels, children's books, and an award for excellence in speculative fiction.[2] The awards have attracted the attention of publishers by setting down a benchmark in science fiction and fantasy. The continued sponsorship by publishers such as HarperCollins and Orbit has added weight to the honour of the award.[5]

The results are decided by a panel of judges from a list of submitted nominees; the long-list of nominees is reduced to a short-list of finalists.[2] Ties can occur if the panel decides that both entries show equal merit, however they are encouraged to choose a single winner.[6] The judges are selected from a public application process by the Award's management team.[7]

This article lists all the short-list nominees and winners in the best young-adult novel category, as well as novels that have been highly commended. Three people have won the award twice – Isobelle Carmody, Garth Nix and Scott Westerfeld. Westerfeld holds the record for most nominations with nine, and Rory Barnes has the most nominations without winning, having been a losing finalist five times.

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Winners and nomineesEdit

In the following table, the years correspond to the year of the book's eligibility; the ceremonies are always held the following year. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature" article. Entries with a blue background have won the award; those with a white background are the nominees on the short-list.

  *   Winners and joint winners
  *   Nominees on the shortlist

 
Garth Nix has been a finalist on six occasions, winning in 1995 and 2003.
 
Kerry Greenwood has won once in 1996 and received a high commendation in 2005.
 
Damien Broderick has been a short-list nominee twice with his collaborations with Rory Barnes.
 
Richard Harland has been a finalist once in 2000.
 
Scott Westerfeld has received the most nominations with nine and has been a winner on three of those occasions.
 
Sean Williams has been a finalist twice, most recently in 2009.
Year Author(s) Novel Publisher Ref
1995 Brian Caswell* Deucalion UQP [8]
1995 Garth Nix* Sabriel Moonstone [8]
1995 Isobelle Carmody Ashling Viking Press [8]
1995 Catherine Jinks Witch Bank Puffin Books [8]
1995 John Marsden The Third Day, The Frost Pan Macmillan [8]
1996 Hilary Bell* Mirror, Mirror Hodder Headline [9]
1996 Kerry Greenwood* The Broken Wheel Moonstone [9]
1996 Sara Douglass Beyond the Hanging Wall Voyager Books [9]
1996 Victor Kelleher Firedancer Penguin Books [9]
1996 Michael Pryor The Mask of Caliban Hodder Headline [9]
1997 Isobelle Carmody* Greylands Puffin Books [10]
1997 Catherine Jinks* Eye to Eye Puffin Books [10]
1997 Patricia Bernard The Outcast Moonstone [10]
1997 Damien Broderick & Rory Barnes Zones Moonstone [10]
1997 Garth Nix Shade's Children Allen & Unwin [10]
1998 Alison Goodman* Singing the Dogstar Blues HarperCollins [11]
1998 Rory Barnes Horsehead Boy HarperCollins [11]
1998 Melissa Lucashenko Killing Darcy UQP [11]
1998 Dave Luckett A Dark Winter Omnibus Books [11]
1998 John Marsden The Night Is for Hunting Pan Macmillan [11]
1999 Dave Luckett* A Dark Victory Omnibus Books [12]
1999 Rory Barnes Horsehead Man HarperCollins [12]
1999 Damien Broderick & Rory Barnes Stuck in Fast Forward HarperCollins [12]
1999 Victor Kelleher Into the Dark Viking Press [12]
1999 Victor Kelleher The Ivory Trail Viking Press [12]
2000 Sonya Hartnett* Thursday's Child Penguin Books [13]
2000 Rory Barnes Horsehead Soup HarperCollins [13]
2000 Richard Harland Ferren and the Angel Penguin Books [13]
2000 Christine Harris Omega Random House [13]
2000 Sophie Masson The Green Prince Hodder Headline [13]
2001 Louise Katz* The Other Face of Janus Angus & Robertson [14]
2001 Anna Fienberg The Witch in the Lake Allen & Unwin [14]
2001 Garth Nix Lirael Allen & Unwin [14]
2001 Cameron Rogers The Music of Razors Penguin Books [14]
2001 Gillian Rubinstein Terra-Farma Viking Press [14]
2002 Sophie Masson* The Hand of Glory Hodder Headline [15]
2002 Kate Forsyth The Starthorn Tree Pan Books [15]
2002 David McRobbie Mum, Me, the 19th C Angus & Robertson [15]
2002 Natalie Jane Prior Fireworks and Darkness Angus & Robertson [15]
2003 Garth Nix* Abhorsen Allen & Unwin [16]
2003 Carole Wilkinson* Dragonkeeper Black Dog Books [16]
2003 Janeen Webb The Silken Road to Samarkand HarperCollins [16]
2004 Scott Westerfeld* The Secret Hour Eos [17]
2004 Jackie French Flesh and Blood HarperCollins [17]
2004 Penni Russon Undine Random House [17]
2004 Matt Zurbo Hot Nights, Cool Dragons Allen & Unwin [17]
2005 Isobelle Carmody* Alyzon Whitestarr Penguin Books [18]
2005 Anthony Eaton Nightpeople UQP [18]
2005 Justine Larbalestier Magic or Madness Penguin Books [18]
2005 Scott Westerfeld Peeps Penguin Books [18]
2005 Scott Westerfeld Uglies Simon & Schuster [18]
2006 D. M. Cornish* Foundling Omnibus Books [19]
2006 Amanda Holohan The King's Fool ABC Books [19]
2006 Justine Larbalestier Magic Lessons Penguin Books [19]
2006 Juliet Marillier Wildwood Dancing Pan Macmillan [19]
2006 Scott Westerfeld The Last Days Penguin Books [19]
2007 Anthony Eaton* Skyfall UQP [20]
2007 Kate Constable Taste of Lightning Allen & Unwin [20]
2007 Juliet Marillier Cybele's Secret Pan Macmillan [20]
2007 Michael Pryor Heart of Gold Random House [20]
2007 Scott Westerfeld Extras Simon Pulse [20]
2008 Melina Marchetta* Finnikin of the Rock Viking Press [21]
2008 Isobelle Carmody The Stone Key Viking Press [21]
2008 D. M. Cornish Lamplighter Omnibus Books [21]
2008 Alison Goodman The Two Pearls of Wisdom HarperCollins [21]
2008 Sean Williams The Changeling Angus & Robertson [21]
2009 Scott Westerfeld* Leviathan Penguin Books [22]
2009 Kate Forsyth The Puzzle Ring Pan Macmillan [22]
2009 Cassandra Golds The Museum of Mary Child Puffin Books [22]
2009 Glenda Millard A Small Free Kiss in the Dark Allen & Unwin [22]
2009 Sean Williams The Scarecrow HarperCollins [22]
2010 Karen Healey* Guardian of the Dead Allen & Unwin [23]
2010 Ananda Braxton-Smith Merrow Black Dog Books [24]
2010 Sonya Hartnett The Midnight Zoo Penguin Books [24]
2010 Doug MacLeod The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher Penguin Books [24]
2010 Scott Westerfeld Behemoth Penguin Books [24]
2011 Penni Russon* Only Ever Always Allen & Unwin [25]
2011 Em Bailey Shift Hardie Grant Egmont [26]
2011 Ananda Braxton-Smith Secrets of Carrick: Tantony Black Dog Books [26]
2011 Karen Healey The Shattering Allen & Unwin [26]
2011 Meg Mundell Black Glass Scribe Publications [26]
2012 Kaz Delaney* (tie) Dead, Actually Allen & Unwin [27]
2012 Margo Lanagan* (tie) Sea Hearts Allen & Unwin [27]
2012 Andrea K. Höst And All the Stars Andrea K. Hosth [28]
2012 Ambelin Kwaymullina The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Walker Books [28]
2012 Louis Nowra Into That Forest Allen & Unwin [28]
2013 Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner* (tie) These Broken Stars Allen & Unwin [29][30]
2013 Allyse Near* (tie) Fairytales for Wilde Girls Random House Australia [29][30]
2013 Tony Davies The Big Dry HarperCollins [29]
2013 Andrea Höst Hunting Andrea K. Hösth [29]
2013 Claire Zorn The Sky So Heavy University of Queensland Press [29]
2014 Jaclyn Moriarty* The Cracks in the Kingdom Pan Macmillan Australia [31]
2014 Rebecca Lim The Astrologer's Daughter Text Publishing [32]
2014 Lynnette Lounsbury Afterworld Allen & Unwin [32]
2014 Garth Nix Clariel Allen & Unwin [32]
2014 Nova Weetman The Haunting of Lily Frost UQP [32]
2014 Scott Westerfeld Afterworlds Penguin Books Australia [32]
2015 Kathryn Barker* In the Skin of a Monster Allen & Unwin [33]
2015 Alison Goodman Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club HarperCollins [34]
2015 Francesca Haig The Fire Sermon HarperVoyager [34]
2015 Trent Jamieson Day Boy Text Publishing [34]
2015 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Illuminae Allen & Unwin [34]
2015 Skye Melki-Wagner Hush Penguin Random House Australia [34]
2016 Alison Goodman* Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact HarperCollins Publishers [35][36]
2016 Jane Abbott Elegy Penguin Random House Australia [35]
2016 Alison Croggon The Bone Queen Penguin Books Australia [35]
2016 Emily Gale The Other Side of Summer Penguin Random House Australia [35]
2016 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Gemima: The Illuminae Files 2 Allen & Unwin [35]
2016 Garth Nix Goldenhand Allen & Unwin [35]
2017 Cally Black* In the Dark Spaces Hardie Grant Egmont [37][38]
2017 Alison Evans Ida Bonnier Publishing Australia [37]
2017 Garth Nix Frogkisser! Allen & Unwin [37]
2017 Emily Suvada This Mortal Coil Puffin UK [37]
2017 Marlee Jane Ward Psynode Seizure [37]
2017 Paula Weston The Undercurrent Text Publishing [37]
2018 Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina* Catching Teller Crow Allen & Unwin [39][40]
2018 Sarah Epstein Small Spaces Walker Books Australia [39]
2018 Jay Kristoff Lifel1k3 Allen & Unwin [39]
2018 Emily Rodda His Name Was Walter HarperCollins Publishers [39]
2018 Jo Spurier A Curse of Ash and Ember HarperCollins Publishers [39]
2018 Scott Westerfeld Impostors Allen & Unwin [39]

High commendationsEdit

The high commendations are announced alongside the list of finalists for their respected year of eligibility.[41] In the following table, the years correspond to the year of the book's eligibility; the ceremonies are always held the following year. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature" article.

Year Author Novel Publisher Ref
2005 Kerry Greenwood The Rat and the Raven Lothian Books [42]
2005 Penni Russon Breathe Random House [42]
2005 Scott Westerfeld Pretties Simon & Schuster [42]

See alsoEdit

  • Ditmar Award, an Australian science fiction award established in 1969

ReferencesEdit

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