The nominees for 2021 represent a strong field of fiction that, in terms of content, spans writing on wet paper, the decay of capitalism, and lust that goes up in smoke on the Scandinavian Star. Thanks to the works’ linguistic presence, socio-realistic relationships are portrayed at an uncompromisingly quick pace. In addition, the nominated works include an offer of survival methods, a valley filled with plastic flowers, and an apocalyptic text about the future of the planet.
The works comprise nine novels, four poetry collections, and one collection of short stories. Of their authors, Niviaq Korneliussen, Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Andrzej Tichý, Inga Eira Ravna, and Vigdis Hjorth have all been nominated previously.
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