YA Book Prize powered by The Bookseller
Sponsors / partners
The Bookseller / Hay Festival
Genres / categories
Prize money: £2000
Shortlist announced: 01/03/2018
Winner(s) announced: 31/05/2018
Launched in 2014, The YA Book Prize is awarded annually to the best young adult book written by an author living in the UK or Ireland.
It is the first UK and Ireland prize to specifically focus on fiction for young adults and addresses an important need for a prize in the growing YA and teen market. The prize celebrates great books for teenagers and young adults and aims to get more teens reading and buying books.
Worth £2,000 to the winning author, the prize is powered by the Bookseller and is run in partnership with the Hay Festival, where the award is presented.
2017 – Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence
2016 – One by Sarah Crossan
2015 – Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill