Øyvind Torseter is one of our most prize winning authors/illustrators, both for his own books and for his collaborations with other authors. We congratlate him on yet another prestigious nomination!

We have received the wonderful news that Øyvind Torseter again has been nominated for the very prestigious Deutche Jugendliteraturpreis, in the category for Picture Book, this time for Mule Boy - or Der siebente Bruder oder Das Herz im Marmeladenglas, as it is called in German. The book is translated by Maike Dörries.

Torseter has over the years won a number of Norwegian and international prizes. For Detours he was awarded the Year’s Most Beautiful Book Prize and the most distinguished honour for children’s books, The Bologna Ragazzi Award.

The Hole earned him the prestigious French Prix Jeune Alber, and also won him the Norwegian prize for The Year’s Most Beautiful Book in 2013.

Mule Boy was nominated to the Nordic Councils Childrens Book Prize in 2016 - and now sees another very prestigious nomination with Die Deutche Jugendliteraturpreis. He was also nominated last year for his collaboration with writer Håkon Øverås.

The award ceremony will take place at The Frankfurt Book Fair on October 12th. We will be there with fingers crossed!

Read more about Øyvind Torseter and his books here.

Take a look at all the nominated books here.