Awards and nominations
Nominated for the Norwegian Bookseller's Prize 2015
Norwegian booksellers have voted for their favourite books, and the Norwegian Booksellers Association shortlisted the ten best books of 2015. THE MIGHT was one of them, following in the footsteps of the first two books in the series which were both nominated.
IBBY Honour List 2016
Odin's Child has been selected to represent Norway on the 2016 IBBY Honour List. IBBY (The International Board on Books for Young People) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people who are committed to bringing books and young people together. It is composed of nearly 80 National Sections all over the world. The Honour List is a biennial selection of «outstanding, recently published books,» honouring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries.
Winner of the Booksellers Grant 2015
Siri Pettersen was awarded the Booksellers' Grant for children's and ya books, by the Norwegian Booksellers' Association. The statement from NBU (Norwegian Authors of children's and ya books) says: «Pettersen has a literary confidence that is rare among new authors. She guides us through her extensive narrative with precision, feeling and solid artistic ability.»
Nominated for the Bookbloggers Prize 2014
THE ROT is nominated for the Bookbloggers' Prize, following in the footsteps of the first book in the series which was nominated in 2013.
Nominated for the Norwegian Bookseller's Prize 2014
Norwegian booksellers have voted for their favourite books, and the Norwegian Booksellers Association shortlisted the ten best books of 2014. THE ROT was one of them, following in the footsteps of the first book in the series which was nominated in 2013.
Winner of the Fabel Award (Fabelprisen) 2014
The Award is presented to the best literary work in fantasy or science-fiction of the year. This is the jurys argument: "Siri Pettersens Odin's Child is a convincing novel, set in a world that is compellingly familiar, yet different from our own nordic heritage. It is a grand story about faith, doubt, belonging, suspicion, fear for all things unknown, fear of peace and war alike. Odin's Child describes an entwined world with complex challenges, peopled by believable characters. Yet Siri Pettersen has delievered it all with fabulous language, making the book a joy to read. The jury is sincerely happy to award the Fabel Award 2014 to a novel this ambitious and successful."
Nominated for the Bookbloggers Prize 2013
ODIN'S CHILD is shortlisted for the Bookbloggers' Prize. Being published for young adults, it is one of just three books in the the open category, which spans everything from young adult to poetry. The Bookbloggers' Prize was founded january 26th 2013, and will be awarded for the first time in september 2014.
Nominated for the Ministry of Cultures Debut Award 2014
"What the jury has noted in Pettersen's debut, is the willingness to nuance, and challenge established fantasy conventions. With Hirka, the novel challenges xenophobia and authoritarianism. The fact that the author is able to convey such a complex universe in rich and original language throughout 600 pages, makes Odin's Child a strong debut."
Nominated for the Norwegian Bookseller's Prize 2013
Norwegian booksellers have voted for their favourite books, and the Norwegian Booksellers Association shortlisted the ten best books of 2013. ODIN'S CHILD was one of them, making it the very first fantasy or YA book ever to be nominated for the prestigious award.