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YA Book Prize 2024

The tenth anniversary of the prize that celebrates great books for teenagers and young adults and aims to get more teens reading and buying books.

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Shortlisted Books

YA Book Prize 2024: Shortlisted Books

Shortlisted Books

Gwen and Art Are Not in Love

Lex Croucher

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Every Exquisite Thing

Laura Steven

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

HappyHead

Josh Silver

Paperback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Yours From the Tower

Sally Nicholls

Paperback

Pre-order. 4th July 2024

£8.99 £9.99

The First Move

Jenny Ireland

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

This Book Kills

Ravena Guron

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Girl, Goddess, Queen

Bea Fitzgerald

Paperback

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£8.09 £8.99

How To Die Famous

Benjamin Dean

Paperback

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£8.09 £8.99

Murder on a School Night

Kate Weston

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

About YA Book Prize

The YA Book Prize is the first prize in the UK and Ireland 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.

The prize is organised by book trade magazine The Bookseller and it is run in partnership with Hay Festival. The shortlist is selected by a team at The Bookseller and the winner is selected by a panel of expert and teenage judges, who are asked to pick the book they believe is the best-written and that they would be most likely to share with young adults.

The winner will receive a £2,000 prize and feature on the YA programme at the Hay Festival.

Previous winners include Louise O'Neill's Only Ever Yours, Sarah Crossan's One and Sara Barnard's Goodbye, Perfect. The most recent 2020 YA Book Prize winner was Meat Market by Juno Dawson, a “gritty and compelling” exposé of the fashion industry. 

Follow at @yabookprize

YA Book Prize Archive

Click on a year below to view past years from this award.