I am shortlisted in the YA (15+) category for the Premio Andersen, considered to be the most important prize for the recognition of young people’s literature in Italy. http://www.andersen.it/finalisti2017/
‘Kook’ in the Italian version, published by Giunti, is know as Cercando L’onda, which translates as ‘Searching for the wave.’ It’s a lovely title and a mesmerizing cover, which, incidentally was also used on the US version of Kook.
The prize is announced on 28th May.
Further to that, I am flying to Rimini, Italy in June, as guest of the Mare di Libri festival (Sea of Books): . http://www.maredilibri.it/ I’m really looking forward to meeting Italian readers and experiencing beautiful Rimini.