The Australian Book Industry Awards took place in Sydney this evening. The big YA news is that Melina Marchetta was announced as the winner of the Book of the Year for Older Children for Finnikin of the Rock. Melina's having a great run with this book already having been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year - Older Reader and having won the Aurealis Award for the Young Adult Division.
A big congrats to Melina on receiving further recognition for her fantastic writing in YA literature.
Finnikin of the Rock will be released in the US in 2010.