Skopje, 1 April 2020 (MIA) — Norwegian writer Maria Parr’s much-acclaimed children’s book The Goalie and The Sea (originally released as Keeperen og havet in 2017) was translated into Macedonian by Iskra Badeva and published by Antolog.
To celebrate April 1, the publishing house is running a social media photo contest, asking parents to post pictures of their children wearing masks, and tag them with the hashtag #маскавоизолација.
The winner will be chosen on April 6 and awarded a copy of the book in Macedonian.
Marko Trpeski was responsible for the graphic design of the Macedonian edition, which was financially supported by the EU’s Creative Europe program, the publisher adds.
According to the author’s literary agency, “The Goalie and the Sea is an intense and action-packed return to the quirky lives of the beautifully mismatched friends from Waffle Hearts [Parr’s first book].”
Maria Parr (b. 1981, Vanylven, Norway) has a master’s degree in Nordic languages and literature. She is a part-time teacher in a secondary school, and lives with her family in Norway.
Her first novel, Waffle Hearts (Vaffelhjarte, 2005), was described as “a charming and humorous debut” and received several international prizes. mr/