Emmi Itäranta, whose speculative fiction debut Memory of Water (Teos 2012) has been sold in 18 languages, has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2015, recognizing the best science fiction novel published in the UK in 2014. Itäranta is one of six authors nominated, and the winner will be announced on May 6th. She has also been included on the Honor List of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, recognizing ”science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender.”
Earlier this year Itäranta was also nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award as well as the Golden Tentacle award, a category of the Kitschies fantasy and speculative fiction awards.
For more information on Emmi Itäranta’s work and available territories, see our Spring 2015 catalog page.
Maria Turtschaninoff, author of the Finlandia Junior Prize-winning Maresi (Schildts & Söderströms 2014), has been nominated for the 2015 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize. Nominees are selected from each of the Nordic regions; altogether 14 authors are nominated.
Rights to Maresi have been sold in six territories. For more information, see our Spring 2015 catalog page on Maria Turtschaninoff.
Established in 2013, the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize is worth 350,000 DKK (about 47,000 Euros). The award is one of five cultural prizes given by the Nordic Council, and the winner will be announced in Reykjavik on October 27th. See here for more information.