2011 CBCA Shortlist
What excitement! Ye gads!
About a Girl, Graffiti Moon, Six Impossible Things, The Midnight Zoo, The Piper's Son, The Life of a Teenage Body Snatcher (pic below, my copy has gone walkies). How often does the CBC get it so right?*
You can go to the CBCA website for all the other categories. They are all good, but none like the YA section.
And isn't it so wonderful to see so many lady novelists represented? All other literary prizes are always skewed firmly the other way. And so many lovely lady novelists to boot! Bring on the cake and champagne! (shortlisted mans can have cake and bubbles too).
*(err...though extremely disappointed that Lian Tanner's The Keepers isn't on the Younger Readers list...)