Maja Lunde is the most successful Norwegian author of her generation. Her books have been translated into 40 languages and have sold more than 2.5 million copies. Lunde’s debut novel The History of Bees was an instant hit and sold to several territories before Norwegian publication. It won The Norwegian Bookseller’s Prize as well as multiple international awards. It was the best-selling book in any genre in Germany in 2017 and has so far spent three consecutive years on the Der Spiegel official German bestseller list. The sequel Blue was launched in the fall 2017, as part of the author’s planned Climate Quartet, and the third book in the series, Przewalskis Horse, was published in the fall of 2019. Lunde has written several books for children and young adults. Her children’s book The Snow Sister (2018), illustrated by Lisa Aisato, was a record-breaking success and published in 30 languages.
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