donderdag 14 mei 2020

Nomination ALMA

Happy to announce that for 2021 I will be nominated again for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA). I'm really proud to be nominated by IBBY The Netherlands, alongside illustrator Annemarie van Haeringen, the Internationale Jugendbibliothek München and author Aidan Chambers. Impressive company and again, lots of thanks - (again, because there were previous nominations in 2011, 2012, 2019 and 2020).

dinsdag 28 april 2020

Bluegrass Love in Latvia

A while ago the rights were sold, but now the physical book has been published: the translation into Latvian of The days of bluegrass love, my first young adult novel about the true, lifechanging love between Tycho Zeling and Oliver Kjelsberg.

In Latvia the book is called Zilās zāles vasara, it is published by the great publishing house of Liels un Mazs and translated by Dens Dimiņš.
The beautiful cover illustration is by Elīna Brasliņa.

I'm really proud that this book found its way to Latvia, a country that I have visited quite a few times, and that I am really fond of. I hope the book will now find its way to young Latvian readers. It can be ordered here.

Next year the American translation will be published by Levine Querido. Inquiries for new rights can be done here (Luciënne van der Leije, rights manager), and here you can find a special of the Dutch Literature Fund about this book. 

woensdag 11 maart 2020

Little Fox travels to yet another country

The book Marije Tolman and I made about a little fox cub, Vosje, has already been sold to eight countries. Now the ninth language is confirmed - Vosje will be published in Slovenia, at the publishing house of Sanje.
We are both very happy with this news.

So far Vosje travelled to
Germany, France, the United States, Italy, Russia, North-Macedonia, Argentina (Spanish world rights) and Iran.
Other rights can be negotiated here.


dinsdag 21 januari 2020

Little Fox in Spanish

Little Fox, The book that I got to make with illustrator Marije Tolman at my publishing house Querido, is traveling to yet another language. Spanish world rights were sold to the Argentinian publisher Adriana Hidalgo/Pípala, who published more books by Marije Tolman.

We were delighted to hear about this new life for Little Fox, after the Russian, German, Italian, French, Macedonian, Persian and English (USA) editions. A big thank you to rights manager Luciënne van der Leije at Querido. 

In the meantime the German version, Der kleine Fuchs, translated by Rolf Erdorf, will soon come out at Gerstenberg Verlag. Looking forward!