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Elisabeth Östnäs

Born in 1974, Elisabeth Östnäs holds a B.Ed in Religious History and Literary Composition and has worked as a creative writing tutor. The Fever Girl, published in 2012, was her debut novel (adult fiction).

The Daughter of the King (2015) is her first novel for young adults and also the first book in a trilogy called The Saga of Turid. It was awarded the Slingshot-Prize for Best Debut Of the Year. The second book, Time Of War,was published in May, 2016, and the third book, The Raven Goddess, was  published in November 2016The books are set in the Viking Age, and are based on extensive research blended with a fantasy atmosphere.


AWARDS

2015 the Slingshot-Prize for Best Debut Of the Year


 

 

AGENT

Johanna Kinch

johanna@hedlundagency.se
Phone: +46 70-669 05 68


IN THE NEWS

Elisabeth Östnäs is awarded the Nils Holgersson Plaquette!

9 October 2017

Elisabeth Östnäs is awarded the 2016 Nils Holgersson Plaquette for The Story of Turid Established in 1950, the Nils Holgersson Plaquette is awarded annually by the Swedish Library Association to the best children’s or young adult book of the year. Says the jury: In The King’s Daughter and its sequels War Time and The Raven Goddess Elisabeth Östnäs has offered a mighty portrait from the Viking age, in which the...

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Östnäs’ Viking Age YA-novel wins Best Debut Prize!

6 April 2016

Happy congratulations to Elisabeth Östnäs, whose YA-novel The Daughter Of the King has been awarded the Slingshot-Prize for Best Debut Of the Year. The book is the first in a trilogy called The Saga of Turid. Swedish critics have called The Daughter Of the King "a future classic" and exclaimed "Historical young adult with a much longed for feminist touch!"

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Östnäs’ Viking Saga nominated for Best Debut Prize!

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...

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