The ten books shortlisted for the 2020 YA Book Prize are:
- The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
- Crossfire by Malorie Blackman
- The Places I’ve Cried In Public by Holly Bourne
- Meat Market by Juno Dawson
- Furious Thing by Jenny Downham
- Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
- A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson
- The Quiet At The End Of The World by Lauren James
- The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
- The Gifted, The Talented And Me by William Sutcliffe
The judges for the prize are
School Library Association’s 2017 School Librarian of the Year, Lucas Maxwell;
author and inaugural Children’s Laureate for Wales, Eloise Williams;
Stacey Croft, blogger and brand and digital marketing manager at National Book Tokens;
body positivity campaigner and influencer Megan Crabbe.
The judging panel will be joined by teenage judges from schools across the country and Julia Eccleshare, children’s director of The Hay Festival, which is partnering with The Bookseller on the prize.
The panel will be chaired by The Bookseller’s deputy features editor Caroline Carpenter.