15.05.2023 | cbj Jugendbücher

“Ravna – The Dead Woman in the Night Mountains” awarded the Best YA Thriller 2022


The Best YA Thriller of 2022 goes to “Ravna – The Dead Woman in the Night Mountains” (RAVNA – Die Tote in den Nachtbergen) by our bestselling author Elisabeth Herrmann! 

Elisabeth Herrmann has been striving for the prestigious Glauser Prize for quite some time, and she has finally achieved it. The SYNDIKAT, the association for German-language crime literature, awarded her second volume of the YA thriller series, “Ravna – The Dead Woman in the Night Mountains” (RAVNA – Die Tote in den Nachtbergen) the Best YA Thriller of 2022 in Darmstadt on Saturday, May 13, 2023.


From the jury's statement:

"Elisabeth Herrmann has masterfully portrayed a captivating world with a touch of Nordic flair. With her compelling writing style, she captivates the readers while bringing them closer to the protagonists. Despite the book’s length, she skillfully maintains a consistent curve of suspense, aided by her intense and precise expression."

Elisabeth Herrmann (born in Marburg/Lahn in 1959) is one of the most exciting thriller authors around. She worked as a journalist before eventually turning to writing, and became an overnight success with her thriller The Nanny – which won the 2005 KrimiWelt-Bestenliste award for best German-language crime novel. Herrmann’s thrillers and crime novels are hugely popular, and several have been adapted for television. In 2012, she won the German Crime Fiction award for The Cleaner.

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