Nora Dåsnes Winner of the 2024 Stonewall Book Award

We’re thrilled to announce that Nora Dåsnes is awarded the prestigious 2024 Stonewall Book Award for the graphic novel Cross My Heart and Never Lie, translated by Matt Bagguley and published by Hippo Park, an imprint of Astra Publishing House. The Stonewall Book Award, sponsored by American Library Association, honours “exceptional merit relating to the LGBTQIA+ experience in English language books published in the US.” On the list of previous winners and nominated authors for the Stonewall Book Award are Rick Riordan, John Green, David Lavithan, Jandy Nelson and David Walliams.

Praise for Cross My Heart and Never Lie:
“A soft and adorable story of first sapphic love and the trials and tribulations of pre-teen friendships, with gorgeous cosy artwork. Reading this was like a warm hug.”
Alice Oseman, New York Times bestselling author of “The Heartstopper” series

“An absorbing, sincerely told story of adolescent self-discovery and connection.”
Kirkus Review

“Timeless and international”
Viewpoint Books