Johannes Anyuru Shortlisted for the August Prize 2017

Congratulations to Johannes Anyuru, shortlisted for the August Prize in the category “Best Fiction 2017” for his novel De kommer att drunkna i sina mödrars tårar/The Rabbit Yard The winner will be announced on November 27th.

The motivation from the August Jury reads:
“With an unconventional and fateful dramatic composition, Johannes Anyuru depicts the chain of events in a contemporary and future Sweden, where the tapestry of society collapses, leaving the field open for terror and repression to take over. With poetical slowdown, Anyuru shows the vulnerability of the individual in a world of shrinking life opportunities and urgently examines the effects of human actions.”

You can read more about the August Prize here.

Khim Efraimsson

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