The YA Book Prize

The YA Book Prize

The YA Book Prize launched in 2014 to award a YA title 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.

Previous winners of the prize are Louise O'Neill's Only Ever Yours (2015), Sarah Crossan's One (2016), Patrice Lawrence's Orangeboy (2017), Will Hill's After the Fire (2018), Sara Barnard's Goodbye, Perfect (2019) and Juno Dawson's Meat Market (2020).

The prize is organised by The Bookseller and it is run in partnership with the Hay Festival. The shortlist is selected by a team at The Bookseller and the winner is selected by a panel of expert and teenage judges, who are asked to pick the book they believe is the best and the one that they would be most likely to share with young adults.



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