Ann-Helén Laestadius is a Swedish author and journalist. She won the prestigious August Prize for her YA novel Ten Past One in 2016. In, Stolen, her first novel for an adult audience, she portrays a young Sami woman’s struggle to defend her indigenous heritage.

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Ann-Helén Laestadius is an author and journalist from Kiruna, Sweden. She is Sami and of Tornedalian descent, two of Sweden’s national minorities. Ann-Helén lives with her family in Solna outside of Stockholm.

Laestadius made her debut as a young adult author in 2007 and has written seven YA novels and two children’s books thus far. In 2016 she 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.

In her books, Laestadius always returns to her roots in Kiruna and Norrbotten. She often writes about identity, language, belonging to different cultures, and the importance of family.

In January 2021, Romanus & Selling published Ann-Helén Laestadius first adult novel: Stolen and it has quickly become a favourite among both readers and critics.

Ann-Helén Laestadius is an author and journalist from Kiruna, Sweden. She is Sami and of Tornedalian descent, two of Sweden’s national minorities. Ann-Helén lives with her family in Solna outside of Stockholm.

Laestadius made her debut as a young adult author in 2007 and has written seven YA novels and two children’s books thus far. In 2016 she 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.

In her books, Laestadius always returns to her roots in Kiruna and Norrbotten. She often writes about identity, language, belonging to different cultures, and the importance of family.

In January 2021, Romanus & Selling published Ann-Helén Laestadius first adult novel: Stolen and it has quickly become a favourite among both readers and critics.

  • Photo by Thron Ullberg

  • Photo by Thron Ullberg

  • Photo by Thron Ullberg