16 March 2016
Elisabeth Östnäs’ much praised debut in the Children’s and YA-genre, The Daughter Of the King (Kungadottern) has been shortlisted for the Slingshot Prize (Best Debut of the year in this genre). The book is the first part of a trilogy called The Saga of Turid.
The jury’s motivation reads as follows:
“The Daughter Of the King is the rare combination of a historical account full of penetrating psychological insights and a thrilling adventure, all in one story. What’s more, it is written in an enriching language. Elisabeth Östnäs elevates the Viking Saga into a work about the most profound conditions for human existence.”
The Prize is awarded by the Children’s and YA-section of the Swedish Writer’s Union. The winner will be announced at a ceremony on April 5.
Italian rights sold to Iperborea
German rights sold to BTB
Norwegian rights sold to Gyldendal
Israeli rights sold to Achuzat Bayit Publishers
French rights sold to Gallimard