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.