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Odyssey: Stories of Journeys From Around Europe from the Aarhus 39 (Young Adult)

By Aarhus – various authors

Illustrated by Aarhus – various illustrators

Translated by Aarhus – various translators

Age range: Young Adult

ISBN: 9781846884290

288 pages

RRP: £7.99 £6.39

Odyssey, a volume of twenty-one stories aimed at young adults, offers a variety of takes on the theme of travelling – at times funny and playful, at others dramatic and poignant – covering a wide range of subjects relevant to teenagers across Europe such as coming of age, sexuality, migration, identity and displacement. Whether you’re after realism or escapism, tales about inner cities, sunny holidays or sci-fi ventures into the future, this book will have something for everyone.

Hay Festival is delighted to present Aarhus 39, a two-volume collection of the best emerging writers for young readers from across wider Europe. Three of Europe’s best-loved children’s authors – Matt Haig (UK), Kim Fupz Aakeson (Denmark) and Ana Cristina Herreros (Spain) – have selected thirty-nine writers under the age of forty, and invited them to write an original story on the theme of “journey”. These new stories, together with the specially commissioned illustrations that accompany them, are a celebration of great new writing for young people and reflect issues facing them in contemporary Europe. Reading stories of other people’s lives and journeys extends understanding and empathy to new generations.

Featuring:

Authors: Finn-Ole Heinrich, Stefanie de Velasco, Annette Münch, Peder Frederik Jensen, Michaela Holzinger, Nina E. Grøntvedt, Endre Lund Eriksen, Elisabeth Steinkellner, Salla Simukka, Cathy Clement, Sandrine Kao, Inna Manahova, Laura Gallego García, Sarah Engell, Gideon Samson, Ana Pessoa, B.R. Collins, Sarah Crossan, Sanne Munk Jensen, Victor Dixen, Cornelia Travnicek.

Illustrators: Barroux, Britta Teckentrup, Dave McKean, Ella Okstad, Helen Stephens, Peter Bailey, Satoshi Kitamura, Anke Kuhl, Hanne Kvist, Isol, Joelle Jolivet, Jörg Mühle, Kitty Crowther, Mårdøn Smet, Ole Könnecke, Rotraut Susanne Berner, Sandrine Kao, Serge Bloch, Søren Jessen, Yvonne Kuschel.

 

Also available: Aarhus 39: Children

REVIEWS

  • The most remarkable thing about these flawlessly translated and illustrated short stories – written by twenty-one different authors from all over Europe – is that, despite their diverse origins, the themes are still all universal… all surely a help to young people figuring out their place in the world.

    Inis Reading Guide

  • This is such a good idea, and we want more of it

    Bookwitch

Aarhus – various authors

Aarhus 39 is a collection of the best emerging writers for young people from across wider Europe. The authors have been selected by three of Europe’s much-loved writers – Kim Fupz Aakeson (Denmark), Ana Cristina Herreros (Spain) and Matt Haig (UK) – and commissioned to write an original story to the theme of ‘Journey’.

 

Featuring:

Authors: Katherine Rundell, Anna Woltz, Aline Sax, Laura Dockrill, Ludovic Flamant, Nataly Savina, Maria Parr, Ævar Þór Benediktsson, Alaine Agirre Garmendia, David Machado, Jana Šrámková, Dy Plambeck, Antri Antoniou, Maria Turtschaninoff, Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Woodfine, Annelise Heurtier, Finn-Ole Heinrich, Stefanie de Velasco, Annette Münch, Peder Frederik Jensen, Michaela Holzinger, Nina E. Grøntvedt, Endre Lund Eriksen, Elisabeth Steinkellner, Salla Simukka, Cathy Clement, Sandrine Kao, Inna Manahova, Laura Gallego García, Sarah Engell, Gideon Samson, Ana Pessoa, B.R. Collins, Sarah Crossan, Sanne Munk Jensen, Victor Dixen, Cornelia Travnicek.

Illustrators: Adam Stower, Axel Scheffler, Benji Davies, Chris Riddell, Ian Beck, Joel Stewart, Neal Layton, Ross Collins, Tony Ross, Anna Höglund, Barbara Nascimbeni, Cato Thau-Jensen, Charlotte Pardi, Kamila Slocinska, Lilian Brøgger, Moni Port, Philip Waechter, Barroux, Britta Teckentrup, Dave McKean, Ella Okstad, Helen Stephens, Peter Bailey, Satoshi Kitamura, Anke Kuhl, Hanne Kvist, Isol, Joelle Jolivet, Jörg Mühle, Kitty Crowther, Mårdøn Smet, Ole Könnecke, Rotraut Susanne Berner, Sandrine Kao, Serge Bloch, Søren Jessen, Yvonne Kuschel.

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