SIRI PETTERSEN

Nordic Fantasy 2.0 – the gates are open

Children Fiction
Bubble

Bubble

YA Fiction
Odin's Child

Odin’s Child

 

The Rot

The Rot

 

The Might

The Might

Rights and awards

Brazil
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
Germany
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Norway
Poland
Russia
Sweden
USA

Film rights

Maipo Film, Norway

 

Awards

2016 – Sørlandets litteraturpris
2015 – ARK Bookseller’s “Book of the Year Award” (Norway)
2015 – Norwegian Bookseller’s scholarship
2015 – ARK Bookseller’s “Book of the Year Award” (Norway)
2015 – Norwegian Bookseller’s scholarship (Norway)
2014 – The Fabel Award
2014 – The Fabel Award

Siri Pettersen, lovingly labeled ‘Norway’s Fantasy Queen’ by the press, was born under the northern lights, with a severely overactive imagination. It survived countless attempts at numbing from the regular world, rendering her an expert escapist in a wide range of media, such as web, illustration, text and comics.

In October 2013, she launched her debut Odin’s Child, the first book in The Raven Rings trilogy, changing the Norwegian fantasy landscape forever. The series quickly became a bestselling phenomenon, harvesting numerous awards, nominations and critical acclaim.

Odin’s Child was the first fantasy or YA title ever to be nominated for the prestigious Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize. Extraordinarily, all the other books were also nominated. Among Siri’s awards are the Norwegian Fable Award, The South Literary Award and The Havmann Award.

The books are inspired by Nordic culture, climate, and mythology, but are far from restricted by it. The worlds are unique, complex and complete on their own.

The Norwegian landscape, with its misty mountains diving into a furious sea, was an endless source of inspiration for Siri. The ocean became her refuge, a place of infinite possibilities, infusing her with a deep longing for something more, for distant shores, the unseen and unknown. Fantasy was never a choice for her, it was the only option. She has a profound love and respect for the genre.

 

Siri Pettersen’s website

BIBLIOGRAPHY YA FICTION

2015 – The Might (Evna), fantasy novel
2014 – The Rot (Råta), fantasy novel
2013 – Odin’s Child (Odins barn), fantasy novel

BIBLIOGRAPHY CHILDREN’S FICTION

2017 – Bubble (Bobla), fantasy novel

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 Grand Agency, lotta@grandagency.se