My choice of the list of authors that received the Hans Christian Andersen Award, for my reading challenge, landed on a Japanese author called Nahoko Uehashi and the book The Beast Player I: The Fighting Serpent Chapter. I pretty much read it in a day because it was just so darned good and I have already ordered the second part. Unfortunately I recently discovered that only two of the four books are available in Swedish so I really hope that I can get the last two in english.
This far the reading challenge is doing exactly what I was looking for, it’s introducing me to authors I never heard about from countries all over the place. This book might be for young people, however the language, the story and the emotion grips you from page one and you just don’t want to put it away. Really longing for that book package to arrive (even though I have loads of other books to read).
Another highly recomended book!