Magellan Verlag had some fantastic news at the Leipzig Book Fair:
Two of their YA titles from autumn 2014 – Magellan’s first programme – have been nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award:
ECHT by Christoph Scheuring
Fiction meets reality: While researching his novel, the author lived among street kids at the Cologne main station for several week. His novel is filled with authentic characters and in your face realism. (nominated for the best title by the independent young adult jury)
JENSEITS DER BLAUEN GRENZE by Dorit Linke
A compelling story combining contemporary history with the thrill of a dangerous, daring escape. (nominated or the best YA title)
The German Children’s Literature Award (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis) is a prize for works of fiction and critics in four categories: picture book, children’s book, young adult book, non-fiction and in addition since 2003 an independent young adult jury gives its own award which is very prestigious. The prize announcement and ceremony for all these awards takes place in October at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
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