YA Book Prize 2019

We know you love YA fiction so our aim is to showcase the best YA from the UK and Ireland, awarding the YA Book Prize annually to a novel our expert judges, including young people, think is something special.

The YA Book Prize is awarded annually to the best young adult book written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. The 2019 prize is now open for entries; find out more here.

Worth £2,000 to the winning author, the prize is presented at Hay Festival. Previous winners of the prize are Louise O'Neill's Only Ever Yours (2015), Sarah Crossan's One (2016), Patrice Lawrence's Orangeboy (2017) and Will Hill's After the Fire (2018).