The Adjudication Committee presented the 13 nominated works for the newly established Children and Young People’s Literature Prize at the Bologna Children's Book Fair on Wednesday.
The prize, which the Nordic Council in partnership with the Nordic ministers of culture, decided to establish last year, is the fifth in the series of prestigious Nordic Council prizes.
Göran Montan, Vice-Chair of the Nordic Council’s Culture and Education Committee, said at the launch in Bologna:
"I really hope that the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize will play a part in raising and improving knowledge of Nordic culture and, not least, also improving the reading skills of our children, both in Italy, in the Nordic Countries, in Europe, and perhaps worldwide."
The following works are nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2014:
Louis Jensen and Lilian Brøgger (ill.)Halli! Hallo! Så er der nye firkantede historier (Halli! Hallo! So there are new square stories)Gyldendal, 2012
Hanne KvistTo af alting (Two of everything)Gyldendal, 2013
Annika Sandelin and Karoliina Pertamo (ill.)Råttan Bettan och masken Baudelaire. Babypoesi och vilda ramsor (Bettan the rat and Baudelaire the worm. Baby poetry and wild nursery rhymes)Schildts & Söderströms, 2013
Ville Tietäväinen and Aino TietäväinenVain pahaa unta (Just a bad dream)WSOY, 2013
Andri Snær MagnasonTímakistan (The Casket of Time)Mál og menning, 2013
Lani YamamotoStína stórasæng (Stina with the big duvet)Crymogea, 2013
Gro Dahle and Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus (ill.)Krigen (The War)Cappelen Damm, 2013
Håkon Øvreås and Øyvind Torseter (ill.)Brune (Brown)Gyldendal, 2013
Eva LindströmOlli och Mo (Olli and Mo)Alfabeta Bokförlag, 2012
Sofia NordinEn sekund i taget (One Second at a Time)Rabén & Sjögren, 2013
Kathrine Rosing and Nina Spore Kreutzmann (ill.)Nasaq teqqialik piginnaanilik (The Magic Cap)Milik Publishing, 2012
The Faroe Islands
Bárður OskarssonFlata kaninin (The Flat Rabbit)Bókadeildin, 2011
The Sami Language Area
Máret Ánne SaraIlmmiid Gaskkas (Between worlds)DAT, 2013