YA Book Prize 2019

Introducting the 2019 #YA10...

Find out more about this year's shortlisted books and authors here. The overall winner will be announced on Thursday 30th May live at Hay Festival.

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. 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).