Sally Morgan’s verse novel Sister Heart was today shortlisted for a Gold Inky Award. Administered by the State Library Victoria and selected by teen readers for teen readers, the Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature.
Morgan said she felt honoured that the teen judges chose Sister Heart for the shortlist.
‘All the main characters in Sister Heart are young children who, in the face of terrible grief and loss, draw on their inner resilience, intelligence and friendships with each other to survive,’ said Morgan.
‘I hope my stories encourage other people, especially children and young people, to tell their stories,’ said Morgan.
Flywheel by Erin Gough, Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson and Cloudwish by Fiona Wood also made the shortlist.
Today’s announcement kicks off the public voting process at insideadog.com.au/vote. Voting will be open for teens for five weeks. The Inky Awards winners will be announced at an event at the State Library Victoria on 4 October.