YA Book Prize 2018

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.

Congratulations to the winner of the YA Book Prize 2018, Will Hill for After the Fire (Usborne). 

 "An engrossing, brilliantly realised story which is almost impossible to put down" - Louise O'Neill
"A well-written book on a challenging subject" - Akala
"A perfect showcase of what UK YA should be" - Lucy Powrie

Read more about After the Fire and why the judges selected it as their winner here, and watch the winner's ceremony at Hay Festival and Will's reaction to winning the prize below.

You can find out more about this year's shortlisted books and authors here or hear from the #YA10 authors themselves here. As well as crowning our 2018 #YA10 and overall winner, this year we also gave our second ever YA Book Prize Special Achievement Award to Stripes Publishing and the authors of its brilliant anthology A Change is Gonna Come to recognise the work they are doing to improve inclusivity in UK YA.