Magic Lessons has just had its very first Australian award shortlisting—it’s up for an Aurealis. I’m dead excited! And Scott’s The Last Days is nom’d too. Woo hoo!
Here’s the full list Young Adult shortlist:
Monster Blood Tattoo: Book One. Foundling. D.M. Cornish (Omnibus)
The King’s Fool. Amanda Holohan (ABC Books)
Magic Lessons. Justine Larbalestier (Penguin)
Wildwood Dancing. Juliet Marillier (Pan Macmillan)
The Last Days. Scott Westerfeld (Penguin)
The rumours I’m hearing are that Monster Blood is going to take it. And why not? Great title. Plus it’s illustrated! Why don’t my books have pretty pictures? Not fair!
Many fine writers are shortlisted in other categories such as Deborah Biancotti, Grace Dugan, Margo Lanagan, Lucy Sussex, Anna Tambour, and Sean Williams. Damn my country is full of talent!