We are beyond excited to share that THE HORNED GOD by Magdalena Hai has been nominated for the Topelius Award, an annual prize celebrating outstanding YA books!
Motivation of the Topelius jury:
“17-year-old Lauri wakes up in hospital after a car accident. His mother has passed away and his father is in a coma in hospital. The horror story beautifully links the descriptions of recovering from a big loss, the grueling presence of awful things, the guilt caused by mistakes and the act of letting go. The novel which influences the reader on many levels also describes in a lively matter the everyday life of teenagers, experiences of mental health struggles, and racism. Below the horror elements there is an undercurrent that ties people together. At times in a painful way.”
– The Topelius Award Jury
THE HORNED GOD is a YA horror novel and also nominated for the FINLANDIA PRIZE (winners to be announced this Wednesday!). Magdalena Hai is the winner of the Finnish Literary Export Prize (2017), Kaarina Helakisa Prize (2020), and Kuvastaja Award (2022), and her books have been sold into 30 languages.
Huge congratulations, Magdalena Hai!
The rights are still available for most territories – now is the time to snap them up!
|Download the materials for THE HORNED GOD here!
Otava, March 2023, 162 pp.
Age group: 13+
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
English sample & synopsis