The 2011 LIANZA YA shortlist is...
...comprised of books I haven't heard of by authors I don't know (except Maurice Gee), and it looks like it's quite crime-heavy*:
Anyone know which ones (if not all) will be especially worth tracking down?
The other age category lists are available at the LIANZA website.
*A fact that might not go over well with the WSJ, but that has me wicked excited.