The 2014 LIANZA Children's Book Award winners...

...have been announced.

The YA prize went to Mandy Hager, for Dear Vincent:

This book captivated from the start, the reader is taken on a journey which encompasses loss through suicide. Art and an affinity with the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh provide hope and purpose.

Ms Hager also won the LIANZA Young Adult award in 2013 for The Nature of Ash and in 2010 for Smashed. Hager’s new book Singing Home the Whale is due to be released in September.

Click through for the other winners and more information.

Related: The 2014 LIANZA Children's Book Award finalists.