About

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) and Patrice Lawrence's Orangeboy (2017).

The prize is organised by book trade magazine The Bookseller and it is run in partnership with Hay Festival.