Conceivably close: "The Inheritance Games" by Jennifer Lynn Barnes wins the 52nd Buxtehude Bull
Buxtehude. It was an evening of A to Z emotions. Yesterday's public award decision, with around 100 guests at the Kulturforum held the tension until the very last moment, or point. Then it was clear: The 52nd Buxtehude Bull goes to the USA. “The Inheritance Games” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes emerged on top of the nominated youth books by narrow margin. The New York Times bestseller, translated into German by Ivana Marinović, and published by cbt Verlag, receives the €5000 award for young people's literature – and that by a single-point lead.
Six books nominated for the 52. Buxtehude Bull
Buxtehude. Six books, that got published in 2022 made it into the Shortlist.
The jury consisting of 11 teenagers and 11 grown-ups has been reading and voting since autumn. Once again only female authors got nominated fot the Buxtehude Bull.
Malene Sølvsten awarded with "Buxtehude Bull" – Fabulous material "Ansuz" inspires the jury
Buxtehude. Yesterday, Thursday evening, November 10th, the Danish author Marlene Sølvsten personally accepted her “Buxtehude Bull” at an atmospheric award ceremony on the Halepaghen stage. The youth book author was honored for her first volume of the fantasy trilogy "Anzus – Das Flüstern der Raben” (Anzus – The Whisper of Ravens(1)), published by Arctis Verlag.
Youth Literature Award: Winner Malene Sølvsten comes to Buxtehude – Volume 1 of the fantasy trilogy convinces the lay jury
Buxtehude. This year's Buxtehude Bull winning title has rarely been so clearly chosen. Ansuz by Malene Sølvsten (published by Arctis-Publishers, translated by Justus Carl and Franziska Hüther; 800 pages) has won the 51st Youth Literature Award.
Five books nominated for the Buxtehude Bull – Only female authors made it into the Shortlist
Buxtehude. Five books are competing for the young-litrature award this year. These books got the highest score among the 90 new realeses of 2021 that the jury got to read.
Double award ceremony on the 50th birthday:
“Buxtehude Bull” goes to Wendelin Van Draanen and Alan Gratz
Buxtehude, Germany. The American author Wendelin Van Draanen and Alan Gratz, also from the USA, received the Buxtehude Bull youth literature award, each endowed with 5000 euros, by Buxtehude's mayor, Katja Oldenburg-Schmidt, on Thursday evening, November 11th.
Buxtehude Bull double award in anniversary year
Wendelin Van Draanen and Alan Gratz to personally receive their awards on November 11th
Buxtehude. The Hanseatic city of Buxtehude, or “Books-tehude”, as it is also affectionately known, is celebrating its youth literature award, launched by Winfried Ziemann 50 years ago, with many events this year. The anniversary year’s highlight will be the Buxtehude Bull youth literature award official award ceremony, endowed with 5 000 euros, on Thursday, November 11th from 6.30 p.m. at the Halepaghen stage, Konopkastraße 5. The organizers are especially happy this year as, after the pandemic last year, the usual procedure: Shortlist – Jury Decision -Award Presentation, was interrupted and the public events could only take place online.