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Christie Nieman’s ‘Where We Begin’ shortlisted for Readings YA Prize

June 1, 2021

Where We Begin shortlisted for Readings YA Prize

Readings YA Banner of Where We Begin cover on a white background

We are pleased to announce that Where We Begin by Christie Nieman has been shortlisted for the Readings YA Prize.

The Readings judging panel said,

Our brief was to select six books from the debut and second-time Australian YA releases published in the past year. Each book had to fulfil a set of criteria: it needed to be great YA fiction; show diversity in style and subject matter; and be a story that young people would enjoy. We are absolutely thrilled with the final shortlist. Not only do we want you to take note of each of these amazing authors, but also know that there is a story here for every YA reader.

Where We Begin has also been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award.’

About the book

Cover of Where We Begin featuring two birds on a pink backgroundSeventeen-year-old Anna is running into the night. Fleeing her boyfriend, her mother, and everything she has known.

She is travelling into the country, to the land and the grandparents she has never met, looking for answers to questions that have never been asked.

For every family has secrets.

But some secrets – once laid bare – can never be forgiven.

Get your copy of this deeply compelling YA novel here.



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