Days of Canadian Literature in Macedonia

Press Release
March 25, 2013

New Brunswick Author to be Guest at International Literary Festival
Launch of Second Macedonian Translation

K. V. Johansen, New Brunswick author of twenty books for children and adults, is to be one of two main participants at the “Days of Canadian Literature” Festival in Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia, April 26-28. There, she will attend the launch of the Macedonian edition of her children’s novel, Torrie and the Pirate-Queen, Тори и пиратската кралица, translated by Marija Todorova and published by Vermilion. This is the second of her Torrie series to be translated into Macedonian; in 2010 the translation of Torrie and the Snake-Prince, Тори и принцот-змија, received the first-ever “International Ana Frank Award for Children’s Literature”, Меѓународната Награда „Ана Франк“ за најдобра книга, for children’s literature in Macedonian. Johansen, a scholar who has written two books on the history of children’s fantasy literature, will also be taking part in a discussion of multicultural voices in Canadian literature.

Kale, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Kale, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

For more information on Johansen’s works, please visit her websites at: or

Johansen’s travel is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Cette tournée est soutenue par le Conseil des Arts du Canada.

For author photos, cover images, or to arrange interviews, please contact via this form.

About K.V. Johansen

The author of Blackdog, The Leopard, The Lady, Gods of Nabban, and The Last Road epic fantasies from Pyr, I also write for teens and children, including the "Torrie", "Warlocks of Talverdin", and "Cassandra Virus" series, and the "Pippin and Mabel" picture books, as well as a couple of short story collections and two works of adult literary criticism on the history of children's fantasy literature. I have a Master's degree in Mediaeval Studies, and read a lot of fantasy, science fiction, and history. Blog at
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