Catalan rights to We’ll Just Ride Past sold

We’ll Just Ride Past, the August Prize winning YA title by Ellen Strömberg, has secured its fourth language territory as the Catalan rights are sold to l’Altra Editorial.

Ellen Strömberg’s We’ll Just Ride Past is continuing its journey into the world as the Catalan rights have been acquired by l’Altra Editorial. We’ll Just Ride Past won the August Prize, the most prestigious literary prize in Sweden, in 2022 and it has already travelled to Italy, Korea, and Slovenia.

In We’ll Just Ride Past we follow Manda and Malin, two best friends in a small town where nothing ever happens. The girls are known as the Bicycles, because they’re always riding around looking for excitement, be it people to hang out with, a party, a little love – anything goes. One day Malin develops a crush on a guy working at the local pizzeria, and a series on events – both fun and not so fun – begins to unfold. We’ll Just Ride Past is an accurate portrayal of a moment in life where it’s perfectly normal to change style and music taste every week and the world awaits.

We’ll Just Ride Past (Vi ska ju bara cykla förbi, 2022)

L’Altra Editorial is a beautiful Catalan publishing house who is, among others, the Catalan home of Tove Jansson’s books and established titles for young readers such as Ana Pessoa and Bernardo P. Carvalho’s Mary John and Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak.

In Finland, the book is published by Schildts & Söderströms.

Congratulations to the author and the publisher!