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Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction
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Presented by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
First awarded 2006
Currently held by Fran Wilde (Riverland)

The Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction (formerly the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy) is an annual award presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) to the author of the best young adult or middle grade science fiction or fantasy book published in the United States in the preceding year. It is named to honor prolific science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton (1912–2005), and it was established by then SFWA president Catherine Asaro and the SFWA Young Adult Fiction committee and announced on February 20, 2005. Any published young adult or middle grade science fiction or fantasy novel is eligible for the prize, including graphic novels. There is no limit on word count. The award was originally not a Nebula Award, despite being presented along with them and following the same rules for nominations and voting, but in 2019 SFWA announced that the award was considered a Nebula category.

Andre Norton Award nominees and winners are chosen by members of the SFWA, though the authors of the nominees do not need to be members. Works are nominated each year by members in a period around December 15 through January 31, and the six works that receive the most nominations then form the final ballot, with additional nominees possible in the case of ties. Soon after, members are given a month to vote on the ballot, and the final results are presented at the Nebula Awards ceremony in May. Authors are not permitted to nominate their own works, and ties in the final vote are broken, if possible, by the number of nominations the works received. Beginning with the 2009 awards, the rules were changed to the current format. Prior to then, the eligibility period for nominations was defined as one year after the publication date of the work, which allowed works to be nominated in the calendar year after their publication and then be awarded in the calendar year after that. Works were added to a preliminary list for the year if they had ten or more nominations, which were then voted on to create a final ballot, to which the SFWA organizing panel was also allowed to add an additional work.

During the 15 nomination years, 81 authors have had works nominated, of which 14 have won. Fran Wilde is the only author to win twice, out of two nominations. Holly Black and Scott Westerfeld have had the most nominations at four—with Black winning once and Westerfield yet to win—followed by Sarah Beth Durst with three nominations without winning. Black, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Delia Sherman, and Ysabeau S. Wilce are the only authors besides Wilde nominated multiple times to have won the award, with one win apiece out of four, two, two, and two nominations, respectively.

Winners and nominees

In the following table, the years correspond to the date of the ceremony, rather than when the novel was first published. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature". Entries with a blue background and an asterisk (*) next to the writer's name have won the award; those with a white background are the other nominees on the shortlist.

  *   Winners

Year Author Novel Publisher Ref.
2006 Black, HollyHolly Black* Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie Simon & Schuster
Spiegler, LouiseLouise Spiegler The Amethyst Road Clarion Books
Halam, AnnAnn Halam Siberia Wendy Lamb Books
Vaught, SusanSusan Vaught Stormwitch Bloomsbury Publishing
2007 Larbalestier, JustineJustine Larbalestier* Magic or Madness Razorbill
Johnson, MaureenMaureen Johnson Devilish Razorbill
Turner, Megan WhalenMegan Whalen Turner The King of Attolia Greenwillow Books
Westerfeld, ScottScott Westerfeld Midnighters 2: Touching Darkness Eos
Westerfeld, ScottScott Westerfeld Peeps Razorbill
Pfeffer, Susan BethSusan Beth Pfeffer Life as We Knew It Harcourt
2008 Rowling, J. K.J. K. Rowling* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Arthur A. Levine Books
Berman, SteveSteve Berman Vintage: A Ghost Story Haworth Press
Durst, Sarah BethSarah Beth Durst Into the Wild Razorbill
Okorafor-Mbachu, NnediNnedi Okorafor-Mbachu The Shadow Speaker Jump at the Sun
Rex, AdamAdam Rex The True Meaning of Smekday Hyperion Books
Wilce, Ysabeau S.Ysabeau S. Wilce Flora Segunda Harcourt
Wein, ElizabethElizabeth Wein The Lion Hunter Viking Juvenile
2009 Wilce, Ysabeau S.Ysabeau S. Wilce* Flora's Dare Harcourt
Cashore, KristinKristin Cashore Graceling Harcourt
Cornish, D. M.D. M. Cornish Monster Blood Tattoo: Lamplighter G. P. Putnam's Sons
Law, IngridIngrid Law Savvy Walden Media
Pearson, Mary E.Mary E. Pearson The Adoration of Jenna Fox Henry Holt and Company
2010 Valente, Catherynne M.Catherynne M. Valente* The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making catherynnemvalente.com 
Baker, KageKage Baker Hotel Under the Sand Tachyon Publications
Durst, Sarah BethSarah Beth Durst Ice Margaret K. McElderry
Lo, MalindaMalinda Lo Ash Little, Brown and Company
Mantchev, LisaLisa Mantchev Eyes Like Stars Feiwel & Friends
Scalzi, JohnJohn Scalzi Zoe's Tale Tor Books
Stead, RebeccaRebecca Stead When You Reach Me Wendy Lamb Books
Westerfeld, ScottScott Westerfeld Leviathan Simon Pulse
2011 Pratchett, TerryTerry Pratchett* I Shall Wear Midnight Victor Gollancz Ltd
Bacigalupi, PaoloPaolo Bacigalupi Ship Breaker Little, Brown and Company
Black, HollyHolly Black White Cat Margaret K. McElderry
Collins, SuzanneSuzanne Collins Mockingjay Scholastic Press
Deutsch, BarryBarry Deutsch Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword Amulet Books
North, PearlPearl North The Boy from Ilysies Tor Teen
Turner, Megan WhalenMegan Whalen Turner A Conspiracy of Kings Greenwillow Books
Westerfeld, ScottScott Westerfeld Behemoth Simon Pulse
2012 Sherman, DeliaDelia Sherman* The Freedom Maze Big Mouth House
Okorafor, NnediNnedi Okorafor Akata Witch Viking Juvenile
Billingsley, FrannyFranny Billingsley Chime Dial Press
Taylor, LainiLaini Taylor Daughter of Smoke and Bone Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
King, A. S.A. S. King Everybody Sees the Ants Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
van Eekhout, GregGreg van Eekhout The Boy at the End of the World Bloomsbury Children's Books
Carson, RaeRae Carson The Girl of Fire and Thorns Greenwillow Books
Anderson, R. J.R. J. Anderson Ultraviolet Orchard Books
2013 Myers, E. C.E. C. Myers* Fair Coin Pyr
Barnhill, KellyKelly Barnhill Iron Hearted Violet Little, Brown and Company
Black, HollyHolly Black Black Heart Victor Gollancz Ltd
Bobet, LeahLeah Bobet Above Arthur A. Levine Books
Bray, LibbaLibba Bray The Diviners Little, Brown and Company
Durst, Sarah BethSarah Beth Durst Vessel Margaret K. McElderry
Hartman, RachelRachel Hartman Seraphina Random House
Kontis, AletheaAlethea Kontis Enchanted Harcourt
Levithan, DavidDavid Levithan Every Day Alice A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
McCall, Guadalupe GarciaGuadalupe Garcia McCall Summer of the Mariposas Tu Books
Miéville, ChinaChina Miéville Railsea Del Rey Books
Reese, JennJenn Reese Above World Candlewick Press
2014 Hopkinson, NaloNalo Hopkinson* Sister Mine Grand Central Publishing
Black, HollyHolly Black The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Little, Brown and Company
Healey, KarenKaren Healey When We Wake Little, Brown and Company
Johnson, Alaya DawnAlaya Dawn Johnson The Summer Prince Arthur A. Levine Books
Kontis, AletheaAlethea Kontis Hero Harcourt
Madison, BennettBennett Madison September Girls Harper Teen
Moriarty, JaclynJaclyn Moriarty A Corner of White Arthur A. Levine Books
2015 Johnson, Alaya DawnAlaya Dawn Johnson* Love Is the Drug Arthur A. Levine Books
Brennan, Sarah ReesSarah Rees Brennan Unmade Random House
Duncan, AlexandraAlexandra Duncan Salvage Greenwillow Books
King, A. S.A. S. King Glory O'Brien's History of the Future Little, Brown and Company
McCarry, SarahSarah McCarry Dirty Wings St. Martin's Griffin
Milford, KateKate Milford Greenglass House Clarion Books
Walton, LeslyeLeslye Walton The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Candlewick Press
2016 Wilde, FranFran Wilde* Updraft Tor Books
Kornher-Stace, NicoleNicole Kornher-Stace Archivist Wasp Big Mouth House
Ruby, LauraLaura Ruby Bone Gap Balzer + Bray
Elliott, KateKate Elliott Court of Fives Little, Brown and Company
Hardinge, FrancesFrances Hardinge Cuckoo Song Macmillan Publishers, Amulet
Stevenson, NoelleNoelle Stevenson Nimona Harper Teen
Connolly, TinaTina Connolly Seriously Wicked Tor Teen
Older, Daniel JoséDaniel José Older Shadowshaper Arthur A. Levine Books
Lee, FondaFonda Lee Zeroboxer Flux
2017 Levine, David D.David D. Levine* Arabella of Mars Tor Books
Barnhill, KellyKelly Barnhill The Girl Who Drank the Moon Algonquin Young Readers
Chokshi, RoshaniRoshani Chokshi The Star-Touched Queen St. Martin's Press
Hardinge, FrancesFrances Hardinge The Lie Tree Macmillan Publishers, Abrams Books
Reeve, PhilipPhilip Reeve Railhead Oxford University Press, Switch Press
Ribar, LindsayLindsay Ribar Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies Kathy Dawson Books
Sherman, DeliaDelia Sherman The Evil Wizard Smallbone Candlewick Press
2018 Miller, Sam J.Sam J. Miller* The Art of Starving HarperCollins
Lee, FondaFonda Lee Exo Scholastic Books
Maaren, KariKari Maaren Weave a Circle Round Tor Books
Pon, CindyCindy Pon Want Simon Pulse
2019 Adeyemi, TomiTomi Adeyemi* Children of Blood and Bone Henry Holt and Company
Chokshi, RoshaniRoshani Chokshi Aru Shah and the End of Time Rick Riordan Presents
Ireland, JustinaJustina Ireland Dread Nation Balzer + Bray
DuBoff, A. K.A. K. DuBoff A Light in the Dark BDL Press
Lien, HenryHenry Lien Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword Henry Holt and Company
Hartman, RachelRachel Hartman Tess of the Road Random House
2020 Wilde, FranFran Wilde* Riverland Amulet Paperbacks
Hernandez, CarlosCarlos Hernandez Sal and Gabi Break the Universe Disney Hyperion
Kritzer, NaomiNaomi Kritzer Catfishing on CatNet Tor Teen
Lee, Yoon HaYoon Ha Lee Dragon Pearl Disney Hyperion
Lien, HenryHenry Lien Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions Henry Holt and Company
van Eekhout, GregGreg van Eekhout Cog Harper
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