Awarded European Children’s and YA Authors
Odiseja will translate, publish and promote 10 proposed children’s books written by 10 awarded authors from 7 EU countries. Proposed novels were written by outstanding, awarded authors: from already classic ones such as Italian Bianca Pitzorno and Czech Pavel Šrout (both shortlisted for Hans Andersen Medal), to younger writers hastily completing their prestigious awards collections, such as Carnegie Medal winner Sally Gardner and Marcus Sedgwick; from worldwide famous bestselling English Jacqueline Wilson, who won all the major awards for children’s literature, to young Hungarian István Lakatos who has yet to cross national borders; from one of the most popular writer of YA fiction, Malcolm Rose, to three mega-stars awarded for both their adults fiction and children’s literature, such as French Daniel Pennac, Norwegian Jo Nesbø and Irish Roddy Doyle. This selection makes a representative sample of the best children’s and YA literature EU has to offer at this moment.
Books: Bianca Pitzorno, La bambinaia francese (The French Governess); Jacqueline Wilson, The Worry Website; Pavel Šrut, Lichožrouti; Roddy Doyle, A Greyhound of a Girl; Daniel Pennac, Kamo. L’agence Babel; Sally Gardner,I Corriander; Jo Nesbø, Doktor Proktors Prompepulver (Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder); Marcus Sedgwick, Midwinterblood; Malcolm Rose, Framed! (Traces series); István Lakatos, Dobozváros (Boxville).