Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Two Fantasy Books Nominated for Finlandia Junior

The nominees for the Finlandia Junior award for best Finnish children’s or YA book have been announced. Two of the nominees are fantastic fiction: Omenmean vallanhaltija (“The ruler of Omenmea”) by Siiri Enoranta tells a tale of morality, friendship, and a dangerous trip on a six-legged steed. Arra. Legender från Lavora (“Arra. Legends from Lavora”) by Maria Turtschaninoff is a story of a young girl that can only speak with water, fire, and wind, who learns to control the nature and finds out that power can be abused.

The Finlandia Junior award comes with a cash prize of 30 000 euros. The winner will be announced on November 24.

Finlandia Award Nominees 2018

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