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*:

Smiling Jack by Ken Catran
Fierce September by Fleur Beale
Ebony Hill by Anna Mackenzie
Blood Lines by TK Roxborogh
Lethal Deliveries by Ken Benn
The Limping Man by Maurice Gee

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.