Congratulations to Rakel Helmsdal
Congratulations to Rakel Helmsdal whose novel "Miljuløtur" has been nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People Literature Prize. "With her stories about Milja, Rakel Helmsdal enters the core of the child’s mind with a credible, beautiful and stylish depiction of Milja’s life. The book is made up of twelve stories in which twelve-year-old Milja talks about her experiences over the past five years. The reader is introduced to Milja’s emotional states, provoked by everyday events such as a scout camp, tobogganing on a winter’s day, or a visit to her grandmother – events in which the reader, together with Milja, is given an opportunity to feel loss, joy, fellowship, guilt, and loneliness". The novel is published by BFL and illustrated by Kathrina Skarðsá.