Rosa Liksom’s The River shortlisted for the Finlandia-award!
Rosa Liksom’s The River is shortlisted for the prestigious Finlandia prize, for her novel The River, published by Like in September. Says the jury: “The story of the girl grows into a universal tale of the refugee and the connection between us humans and the rest of the creation.
The prize is awarded annually to the author of the best Finnish novel of the year and Rosa won in 2011, for Compartment no 6. The movie based on the book premiered in Cannes this summer and was awarded Grand Prix.
The River has received an excellent reception: rave revies and amazing sales. In September it was the most sold novel in Finland.
Rosa, we are in awe!