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Happy almost weekend everyone! Our usual Friday Amusement and distractions posts are on hiatus for the next few weeks because something special is going on here at Killings…
Are you getting ready? Are you getting excited? Get your books out and your voting caps on because the KYD YA Championship starts next week!
From Monday 30 July until 17 August, contributors will be championing their favourite Australian YA classic from the last 30 years. At the end of each post, you will have the chance to vote to determine the winner – just follow the links.
And don’t forget that when you vote, you go into the draw to be a winner yourself – we have three amazing YA prize packs from our friends at Allen & Unwin, Penguin and Hardie Grant Egmont to give away.
Can’t wait until Monday to find out who is involved and what books will be discussed? Good, because the wait is over! Our eleven contributors and contenders for the KYDYAC crown are *drum roll* …
- Kate O’Donnell on Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden (1993)
- Andrew McDonald on Space Demons by Gillian Rubinstein (1985)
- Agnes Nieuwenhuizen on Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta (1992)
- Judith Ridge on Loving Athena by Joanne Horniman (1997)
- Lili Wilkinson on Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody (1987)
- Holly Harper on Sabriel by Garth Nix (1995)
- Ruth Starke on Deadly, Unna? By Phillip Gwynne (1999)
- Alyssa Brugman on Fortress by Gabrielle Lord (1980)
- Adele Walsh on Mandragora by David McRobbie (1994)
- Bec Kavanagh on Came Back to Show You I Could Fly by Robin Klein (1991)
- Jordi Kerr on The Ghost’s Child by Sonya Hartnett (2007)
If your favourite Australian YA book from the last thirty years isn’t featured in our shortlist, never fear – from Monday you can vote for it to be the KYDYAC People’s Choice winner.
We’d also love to hear from you about KYDYAC or YA in general, so jump in on the comments, follow us on Twitter (@kyd_journal, #KYDYAC) and Facebook. Also, for all updates, sign up to our e-News or subscribe to the Killings RSS feed.