Finlandia Prize nomination for The Third Sister by Magdalena Hai

Magdalena Hai’s YA fantasy novel The Third Sister has been nominated for the Finlandia Prize 2018 for Children & Young Adult’s Literature.

”Wise and entertaining novel that pulls readers deep in its magical worlds, and won’t let them go. The story has many layers and surprises, and it unwinds slowly, revealing its secrets. The language, world-building, the pace and the characters all work together making the book a harmonious and delicious experience.”
– Finlandia Prize Jury

The author Magdalena Hai is the winner of the Finnish Literary Export Prize 2018, and she was also a nominee of Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2018.

We wish good luck to Magdalena! The winner will be announced on 28th of November and the award sum is 30.000 euros.


Praise for The Third Sister:

Perfect for those who love fantasy and romance!
– Demi, magazine

The main themes of the novel are the relationship of mothers and daughters, the corrupting hunger for power, and the universal fear for unknown. Hai’s manga-influenced fantasy tries to break people’s beliefs of the world and how things should be. It is all about acceptance
Turun Sanomat, newspaper

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Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

Magdalena Hai

Magdalena Hai is a lover of cross genre fiction and all things strange, and her fiction often combines elements of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Besides writing Hai teaches writing and is an active member and editor in the publishing co-operative Osuuskumma.


Magdalena Hai

The Beggar Princess

2012, Young Adults

Magdalena Hai

The Grumblebelly Cat

2017, Picture Book

Magdalena Hai

The Third Sister

2018, Young Adults

Magdalena Hai

Miss Swift’s Weird and Wonderful House

2020 Summer, Middle-Grade

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