The Chicago Tribune Young Adult Fiction Prize honors the author of a book or body of work that the Chicago Tribune deems worthy for a young adult audience. Books or bodies of work in consideration should address themes especially relevant to adolescents, and speak to their role and significance in society. Books or bodies of work must be fiction, and should be of high literary merit. The Chicago Tribune presented the first annual Young Adult Book Prize at the Chicago Humanities Festival on October 26, 2002. Terms and Criteria.
John Green. Body of work.
Joan Bauer. Body of work.
Walter Dean Myers. Body of work.
Neil Gaiman. Body of work.
S. E. Hinton. Body of work.
Gary Paulsen. Body of work.
Kate diCamillo. Body of work.
Park, Linda Sue. Project Mulberry.
Balliet, Blue. Chasing Vermeer.
Lowry, Lois. The Silent Boy.
Peck, Richard. Fair Weather: A Novel.