NETBA 2016 – Welcome!

Lisa Williamson was announced as the hugely popular winner of this year’s NETBA  last night for her stunning debut novel, The Art of Being Normal.

Coincidentally, February is also LGBT History Month which seems very fitting!

Coming so soon after a previous NETBA winner, Juno Dawson, had a planned school visit cancelled at the last minute this award shows just open-minded, thoughtful and accepting young people are and how seriously they take transgender issues.

At the same time as we were announcing The Art of Being Normal as our 2016 NETBA winner, Lisa’s publicist, Carolyn McGlone at David Fickling Books, won a major publishing industry award for her stunning work promoting the book.
Congratulations all round!!

Huge thanks to all the schools who took part so enthusiastically this year, to the authors who gave up their time (and wrote some great books!), to the schools who hosted events and to the publishers who supported us.

Find out what our young people thought about the books on the shortlist and add your own comments under each book  (This year’s shortlist can be found here )

To find out more great YA reads now NETBA is over for another year why not try this fab new zine

Lastly, if you read a great book which you think has got what it takes to make the NETBA shortlist next year then let us know!