Articles tagged “young adult”
Text is thrilled to have Adam Cece, author of The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls, joining the ranks as the winner of the 2017 Text Prize. Read on for Adam’s delightful and heartwarming speech that he gave upon winning the prize at Wednesday night’s Text Party.
We have shortlisted four outstanding manuscripts—two middle-grade and two YA—from nearly 300 entries to make up the 2017 shortlist for the tenth $10,000 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. Text has been overwhelmed at the calibre of entries this year. There have been excited discussions, passionate arguments and endless debating, but most importantly, around 800 hours of intense reading of all the submitted manuscripts have been completed by your faithful Texters over the last couple of months since entries closed.
We can confidently say that we are utterly delighted with this year’s shortlisted books.
Simon Barnard, author of A–Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land and the upcoming Convict Tattoos, was interviewed by Jill Fitzsimons, Learning Leader of English at Whitefriars College, and her Year 12 Whitefriars College English class.
Watch Mark Smith talk about his exciting debut, The Road to Winter.
The year is 2509 and Earth is a rather polluted blue dot that suffers from global warming, overpopulation and not enough people using deodorant. Blake Carter, star agent with the Planetary Bureau of Investigation, is having a bad day that spirals out of control when the world is held to ransom by his nemesis, evil genius Bartholomew Badde.
Inbetween Days by Vikki Wakefield, Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars by Martine Murray and We Are the Rebels: The Men and Women Who Made Eureka by Clare Wright have all been shortlisted in the 2016 CBCA Awards.
The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr won the 2015 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. The Book of Whispers is an imaginative and gripping historical fantasy novel set during the first Crusade, in a world where demons are real and gaining power, and almost no one can see them. Strap yourself in for an epic mediaeval adventure!