Salla Simukka and Maria Turtschaninoff have been selected for the Aarhus 39 as part of Hay Festival’s European Children’s Literature Festival in Aarhus, Denmark in October, it was announced on Wednesday at London Book Fair.
Aarhus 39 is a selection of the best children’s and YA writers from all over Europe, aged 40 and under, who will take part in an ambitious new Hay Festival project comprising a new festival and two new anthologies for the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017. Each of the 39 authors has been commissioned to write an original story to the theme of ‘Journey’, with two anthologies of the works edited by Daniel Hahn to be published in English by Alma Books and in Danish by Gyldendal later this year.
The writers were selected in 2017 by a jury of three acclaimed contemporary children’s authors – Kim Fupz Aakeson (Denmark), Ana Cristina Herreros (Spain) and Matt Haig (UK) – with eligibility encompassing authors of books for ages 8+ and teenagers.
Read the full press release here: http://www.hayfestival.com/aarhus39/news-release-hay-festival-unveils-aarhus-39.pdf