Award-winning author K.V. Johansen is to be a guest at the 22nd International Book Fair in Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia, this April. There, she will attend the launch of the Macedonian translation of her children’s fantasy novel, Torrie and the Snake-Prince, which is published by Vermilion as Тори и принцот-змија. Johansen, a scholar who has written two books on the history of children’s fantasy literature, will also be taking part in a panel discussion on fantasy literature in Canada and Macedonia with Macedonian academic Vlada Ursevic.
On her way to Macedonia, Johansen will be stopping over in Vienna, Austria, for the launch of her latest book, The Shadow Road, the conclusion to her Warlocks of Talverdin quartet. The first book in this fantasy series for teens, Nightwalker, was included in VOYA’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror List 2007, was an Ontario Library Association Top Ten Best Bets book for 2007, and was also the winner of the 2008 Ann Connor Brimer Award.
For more information on the tour or Johansen’s works, please visit her website at: www.pippin.ca.