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Ann-Helén Laestadius

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Ann-Helén Laestadius

Ann-Helén Laestadius is an author and journalist from Kiruna, Sweden. She is Sámi and of Tornedalian descent, two of Sweden’s national minorities. In 2016, Laestadius was awarded the prestigious August Prize for Best Young Adult and Children’s Novel for Ten Past One, for which she was also awarded Norrland’s Literature Prize. Stolen is her first adult novel and was named Sweden’s Book of the Year.

Articles by Ann-Helén Laestadius

Two distant snowmobiles driving across a snowy field while the sun sets behind snowy mountains
Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash
The Ear
By Ann-Helén Laestadius
In this excerpt from Ann-Helén Laestadius’s novel Stolen, a nine-year-old Sámi girl struggles to keep silent after a man murders her beloved reindeer and threatens to kill her if she reveals what she's seen.
Translated from Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles
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