Nordic Fantasy 2.0 – the gates are open
Rights and awards
Rights for the Vardari Trilogy
Rights for Bubble
The Faroe Islands
Rights for The Raven Rings Trilogy
Film rights The Raven Rings
Maipo Film, Norway
Awards & Nominations
2019, 2020 – Nominated for the Geffen Award in Israel
2019 – Nominated for the Latvian Children and Youth Award
2019 – Nominated for the Deutcher Phantastik Preis
2018 – Nominated for the Norwegian Boksluker Award
2017, 2018 – Nominated for the Polish Book of the Year Award at Lubimyczytac
2017 – Nominated for the ARK Children’s Book Award
2016, 2017 – Nominated for the Swedish Grand Audiobook Award
2016 – Winner of the Norwegian South Literary Award
2016 – Winner of the Norwegian Havmann Award
2016 – Representing Norway on IBBY’s Honour List
2016 – Nominated for the Norwegian YA Award
2016 – Nominated for the Finnish Star Fantasy Award
2015 – Winner of the Norwegian Booksellers’ Grant for kids/YA fiction
2015 – Winner of the ARK Bookchain’s “Book of the year” Award
2014 – Winner of the Norwegian Fabel Award
2014 – Nominated for the Norwegian Ministry of Culture’s Debut Award
2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020 – Nominated for the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize
2013, 2014, 2015 – Nominated for the Norwegian Bookblogger’s Prize
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.
BIBLIOGRAPHY CHILDREN’S FICTION
2017 – Bubble (Bobla), fantasy novel
“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?”
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