2018 Aurealis Awards Shortlist


We are pleased to announce that ten of our titles have been shortlisted for the 2018 Aurealis Awards across six categories!

BEST CHILDREN'S FICTION
The Relic of the Blue Dragon by Rebecca Lim
The Slightly Alarming Tales of the Whispering Wars by Jaclyn Moriarty
The Endsister by Penni Russon
Secret Guardians by Lian Tanner

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL/ILLUSTRATED WORK
Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan

BEST COLLECTION
Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff
Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Impostors by Scott Westerfeld

BEST HORROR NOVEL
The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL 
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

The winners will be announced on the 4th May.

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The Relic of the Blue Dragon: Children of the Dragon 1

by Rebecca Lim

When Harley Spark accidentally releases Qing, one of five dragon sisters, from the ancient vase she's been trapped in for centuries, he is soon on a dangerous international mission with Qing to find and free her four sisters.

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The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

by Jaclyn Moriarty

An enchanting and whimsical spell-filled fantasy novel from Jaclyn Moriarty, the highly-acclaimed author of The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone and the award-winning author of Feeling Sorry for Celia and A Corner of White, suitable for readers who loved A Most Magical Girl

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The Endsister

by Penni Russon

Unforgettable characters, chaotic family life and an intriguing ghost story combine in this funny, absorbing tale of a family who inherit a mansion on the other side of the world.

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Secret Guardians: The Rogues 2

by Lian Tanner

From the author of the wonderful Keepers series, here is a vividly exciting new trilogy for 9 to 13 year olds, set in the same world as the Keepers, with all new characters, in a brilliant fantasy-adventure.

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Tales from the Inner City

by Shaun Tan

A stunning companion to Tales from Outer Suburbia, this collection of illustrated short stories is sure to delight Shaun Tan fans of all ages.

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Lifel1k3 (Lifelike)

by Jay Kristoff

From the co-author of the New York Times bestselling Illuminae Files comes the first book in a new series that's part Romeo and Juliet, part Terminator, and all adrenaline.

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Catching Teller Crow

by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

A totally addictive ghost story, crime story and thriller, told half in prose and half in verse, from two of the most exciting Aboriginal voices in Australia.

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Impostors

by Scott Westerfeld

In a world full of social and military tech, power struggles, dictatorships, surveillance, intrigue and the ever-present threat of treachery, Frey is sent on a potentially deadly mission. Impostors is the first book in a new quartet - a thrilling return to the world of the New York Times bestselling Uglies series.

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The Bus on Thursday

by Shirley Barrett

Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in a devilishly funny new novel from the acclaimed filmmaker, screenwriter and author of Rush Oh!

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Obsidio

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

From bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mould and has been called 'stylistically mesmerizing' and 'out-of-this-world-awesome.'

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