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JESSICA SHIEFAUER’S THE BOYS (POJKARNA) HAS BEEN LONG LISTED FOR THE PRIZE ‘FOUND IN TRANSLATION’ LAUNCHED BY RIGHTS PEOPLE.

The Boys is an account of the coming of age years like no other. It combines the painfully everyday with the beautifully magical and tells a dark intense tale of love, death and sisterhood.
The Boys (Pojkarna) was awarded The August Prize in 2011 for best young adult fiction.
The boy kingdom is introduced with the acuteness and assertiveness of the girlhood eye. A coming-of-age novel that endeavours to dissolve the borders of language, maturing and reality. About the body as a battlefield and masculinity as a drug.
The novel was nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2013, a play based on novel is touring in Sweden and a movie is in the making.

Found in Translation, a new prize for translated children’s fiction, to find fresh, unique and fantastic stories for children and to make those accessible to all editors and publishers interested in the best books for children. A professional literary translation samples of the winning titles will be included in the FOUND IN TRANSLATION anthology.

The winners will be announced at the Bologna Book Fair 2015.

http://www.foundintranslation.org.uk/

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UNNI LINDELL’S THE SUGAR DEATH (SUKKERDØDEN) HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE ITALIAN LITERARY AWARD IL PREMIO ROMA.

Unni Lindell is one of the very best selling authors in Norway, always at the top of the bestseller charts with her books.
Her crime series has been translated into more than 15 languages and adapted to a popular TV-series.
The Sugar Death is the second book in the successful series about Inspector Cato Isaksen and Marian Dahle at the Oslo Police. The far from frictionless relationship between Cato Isaksen and his younger colleague Marian Dahle is depicted with psychologically convincing detail and the plot is as ingenious as rich and suspenseful.

The winner will be announced on July 10th at a ceremony in Rome.

http://www.premioroma.it

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Carina Bergfeldt contributes to important anthology

Journalist and crime author Carina Bergfeldt is proud to contribute her text on the Utøya massacre to Natur & Kultur’s anthology Rasismen i Sverige – Nyckeltexter 2010-2014 (Rasism in Sweden – Key Texts from 2010-2014). Editors Devrim Mavi and Lawen Mohtadi have collected the most important texts the have been written during the 2010th Century. Texts about the present, Sweden, Reva, Utøya, racial stereotypes, a nationalistic party making inroads in Swedish parliament, illegal registration of Romanies, and much much more. The book will be out in the middle of august with some new texts and the most important texts that started the debate. Don’t miss this vital collection, a must read for everybody.

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Sigge Eklund and Into the Labyrinth takes Swedish readers by storm!

The reviews are in and Sigge Eklund’s latest novel Into The Labyrinth is a smash hit. Some critics liken him to a young Paul Auster with characters akin to Inger Bergman’s in Scenes From A Marriage. Some praise the intense suspense in the book and others have clocked the author’s intelligent narrative and unique style. The consensus however, is that Sigge Eklund’s new novel is an exciting page-turner.

This haunting psychological suspense novel will take you on a journey in to the minds of four people who have all been affected by the disappearance of an eleven-year-old girl. Sigge Eklund’s writing is sophisticated and bold as he intricately weaves together the connections between the main characters and how their stories fit. The atmosphere in the novel is dramatic and dense without ever loosing pace, creating a unique piece of suspense fiction that boarders on the literary.

Since its debut Into The Labyrinth has steadily climbed the charts and is currently topping Swedish retailers bestseller lists. The author, a very popular podcaster and media figure, has already been seen on all the major networks promoting the book and talking about the driving force behind this, his first, purely fictional novel.

Into The Labyrinth has already sold to several major territories around the world and we look forward to seeing them translated for more people to read and enjoy. Read more about Sigge Eklund on www.siggeeklund.se