NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Paloma Agency.
The UK edition of Ann-Helén Laestadius’s critically acclaimed and bestselling novel Stolen has been nominated for the Dublin Literary Award. The jury’s motivation reads as follows:
“Drawing inspiration from true events, the author skillfully uncovers the deep-rooted tensions between ethnic communities in this lesser-known part of Europe. The novel is not only a literary masterpiece but also an enlightening tale that delves into the rich and distinctive historical legacy of culture, shedding light on the challenges confronted by its people. A compelling narrative that seamlessly weaves fiction with reality, this book deserves recognition for its profound exploration of human experience and cultural understanding.”
The Dublin Literary Award was established in 1996 and each year, a longlist is created of nominated books from invited public libraries in cities around the world. Then a panel of judges narrow these titles down to a shortlist of no more than ten titles. From this shortlist one winner is selected and announced in a ceremony during the International Literature Festival Dublin.
Stolen was published in the UK by Bloomsbury on February 2nd, 2022.