Annika Thor

Annika Thor (born July 2, 1950) is a Swedish author and screenwriter from Sweden who has won the August Prize for Truth or Dare in 1997.

Annika Thor
Annika Thor Göteborg Book Fair 2011
BornJuly 2, 1950


Thor was born into Jewish family in Gothenburg.[1] She has worked as a librarian, a novelist, screen writer and as a journalist. She has won the August Prize for the children's story Truth or Dare in 1997 and the German state award for children's fiction (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis) also for A Faraway Island in 1999.[2]

She wrote a novel about Jewish children who escaped the Holocaust to live on an island in Sweden. This is called Faraway Island in English and Thor has written three sequels, Lily Pond, Deep Sea and Open Sea. She has written 15 books for children and teenagers, and three books for adults and they have been translated into 17 languages. Her most recent novel for adults, Om inte nu så när? (If not now, when?), appeared in 2011.[2]


  • Faraway Island (En ö i havet), translated from the Swedish by Linda Schenck in 2009, published by Random House in 2009
  • Lily Pond (Näckrosdammen), translated from the Swedish by Linda Schenck in 2011
  • Deep Sea (Havets djup), translated from the Swedish by Linda Schenck in 2015
  • Open Sea (Oppet hav)
  • Lighthouse and the Stars (Fyr och stjärnor)
  • Truth or Dare
  • If Not Now, When? (Om inte nu så när?)[3]


  1. ^ retrieved July 2 2018
  2. ^ a b Annika Thor,, retrieved 13 December 2014
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