Nordic Council Children’s and YA Literature nominations announced at Bolgna

At the International Children’s Book Fair in Bologna this week the 12 nominations for the Nordic Council’s Children’s & Young People’s Literature Prize were announced.

The winner will pocket DKK 350,000 ($58,000) on October 30th at a special ceremony at the Oslo Opera House.

The Nordic Council awards a total of five prizes each year – for literature, film, music, the environment, and children’s and young people’s literature. The children’s literature award was only introduced in 2013.

The Nordic Council region encompasses Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, as well as Åland and the Sami language area.

Åland is a small Swedish-speaking archipelago in the Baltic Sea that is politically part of Finland.

The Sami language area is those parts of Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland where the Sami languages are spoken.

The twelve nominations are:

Denmark

Lynkineser by Jesper Wung-Sung and Rasmus Meisler (ill.), Dansklærerforeningen, 2017
Hest Horse Pferd Cheval Love by Mette Vedsø, Jensen & Dalgaard, 2017

Finland

Kurnivamahainen kissa by Magdalena Hai and Teemu Juhani (ill.), Karisto, 2017
Pärlfiskaren by Karin Erlandsson, Schildts & Söderströms, 2017

Faroe Islands

Træið by Bárður Oskarsson, Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags, 2017

Iceland

Vertu ósýnilegur – Flóttasaga Ishmaels by Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir, Forlagið, 2017
Skrímsli í vanda by Áslaug Jónsdóttir, Kalle Güettler and Rakel Helmsdal, Forlagið, 2017

Norway

Ingenting blir som før by Hans Petter Laberg, Cappelen Damm, 2017
Alice og alt du ikke vet og godt er det by Torun Lian, Aschehoug forlag, 2017

The Sami Language Area

Joekoen sjïehteles ryöjnesjæjja by Anne-Grethe Leine Bientie and Meerke Laimi Thomasson Vekterli (ill.), Iđut, 2014

Sweden

Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill by Sara Lundberg, Mirando Bok, 2017
Norra Latin by Sara Bergmark Elfgren, Rabén Sjögren, 2017

Åland

Pärlfiskaren by Karin Erlandsson, Schildts & Söderströms, 2017

 

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