Marie Pavlenko's 2020 novel Et Le Désert Disparaîtra has been shortlisted for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2022 in the children's book category. From the bestselling and award-winning author of Je Suis Ton Soleil, Et Le Désert Disparaîtra is the tale of survival, hope and ecofeminism. It's modern classic for the climate generation.
The Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis/German Children’s Literature Award is the most prestigious award for children’s and young adult literature in Germany. It has been awarded annually by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Young People since 1956.
The prize is intended to encourage the development of children’s and young adult literature and to strengthen children and young adults in their personal development through reading.
The winner will be announced on 21st October 2022 at the Frankfurt Book Fair.