The nominations for the Andersen Award 2024 have just been announced – and we are proud to see Jenny Jägerfeld and her GRANDE BRO! (TOP BRO!) on the list in the category Best Children’s book of the Year 12+. Fantastic work by the Italian publisher Iperborea and not least the brilliant translation made by Laura Cangemi.  

The Andersen Prize is the most prestigious Italian award for children’s literature. Unlike other awards, the selection for the Andersen Prize is not based on nominations but is an expression of the daily work carried out by the editorial team of the monthly magazine Andersen. Since 1982, the magazine has been a focal point for all editorial production dedicated to children and young adults, supported by a network of professionals in the book supply chain. The magazine has a wide circulation and reaches both teachers, librarians, educators, authors, illustrators, publishers, and all those who, by profession and passion, are interested in the world of children’s books. The aim is to promote culture policies for children, something the award contributes with.  

Måns normally lives in Stockholm, where everything is pretty boring and tedious. But right now he’s in a new city over the summer. He has come with his mother to Malmö, where she will be working. One of the first days he meets Mikkel, a guy who looks absolutely horrifying and dangerous, his eyes are narrow, like angry slits and he has tattoos all over his arms. Mikkel challenges Måns on skateboard, and Måns succeed much better than Mikkel had thought. From that day they begin to hang out and Måns has never had so much fun with someone else. The summer in Malmö seems to be the best in Måns’ eleven-year old life. But what happens when your newfound friend does not think that you have been honest with everything? 

The winners will be announced in May. Fingers crossed!