And the winner is….

The terrifying Say Her Name by James Dawson was last night announced as the winner of this year’s NE Teen Book Award.  Over 300 teenagers, librarians, teachers and parents gathered at the Centre for Life in Newcastle to meet the authors of the books they’d spent months discussing and debating – and they were not definitely disappointed.


All the authors attending gave brilliant, fascinating and often very funny insights into their books and their writing and the buzz in the hall was bigger and better than ever before in the sixteen year history of the award.


This year’s voting was nail-bitingly close with Keren David also being Highly Commended for Salvage.
Congratulations to James and to Hot Key Books, to all the shortlisted authors and to all those students, librarians and teachers who every year make the NE Teen Book Award such a success. Here’s to next year!



This year’s shortlist can be found here and you can see the shortlists from previous years from the menu at the top.

Please leave your reviews of this year’s shortlist in the comments under each book and don’t forget to tell us what you thought of the NETBA event!

Resources for organisers are available below.

Prezi of this year’s titles

NETBA 2014 poster

NETBA 2014 Bookmarks