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Author Siri Pettersen at Grand Agency

 

Rights sold

Brazil

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

Italy

Norway

Poland

Sweden

 

Film rights

 

Awards

* Sørlandets litteraturpris 2016

* ARK Bookseller's "Book of the Year Award 2015 (Norway)

* Norwegian Bookseller's
scholarship 2015

* The Fabel Award 2014

* ARK Bookseller's "Book of the Year Award 2015 (Norway)

* Norwegian Bookseller's
scholarship 2015 (Norway)

* The Fabel Award 2014

Siri Pettersen

Nordic Fantasy 2.0 – the gates are open

 

The night Siri Pettersen was born the northern lights was shining. The little girl was gifted with a peculiar and vivid imagination. Early on, she began to write and draw the most fantastic tales. She wrote her first book on the back of her grandfather's letter from the social insurance company, which she attached with a needle in the back of her book. It was about a crying princess. The second story, she had to stop writing when she found out there is actually no midnight sun in Africa. But her imagination resisted all doubts from the outside world. Today, she is an expert in escapism and shamelessly wallows in all kinds of media: design, web, comics, movies and text. She simply loves a good story.

 

When Siri Pettersen made her debut and had a huge success with Odin's Child, the first part of the trilogy The Raven Rings, it was with fantasy that wanted more than just entertain. The Raven Rings go against conventional patterns in the genre, and while it contains the classic fantasy elements as evil and magic, it also reinvents the whole genre. With her feet firmly rooted in the Norse mythology, Siri Pettersen has created a unique and complex world. She examines phenomena like xenophobia and blind faith as she asks questions about who has the right to lead and control others. Evil is set against good. Every choice an individual makes is part of a much larger context.

 

In Norway Odin's Child received The Fabel Award in 2014 and was nominated for the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize, The Book Blogger’s Prize and The Culture Department debutant award.

 

Siri Pettersen has also received The Sproing Award, for promotion and work to increase the interest for comics in Norway. Today she spends all the time to the fantasy literature and writing. Preferably on the coffee bar in Kristiansand.

 

Author's web: www.theravenrings.com

 

Bibliography

 

Reader's comments

"Thank you Siri, you are Norway's gift to the world! I'm waiting eagerly for The Rot."

 

"There wasn’t a dull moment in the book but plenty of those who make you bite your teeth together or your stomach turn."

 

"Bugger, you need to wait for the sequels!"

 

"What can I say about this book that hasn’t already been said?"

 

Author photo

Lars Myhren Holand

For photo rights, contact Lotta Jämtsved Millberg at Grand Agency, lotta@grandagency.se