13 nominees for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2014

26.03.14 | News
Göran Montan
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The Adjudication Committee for the new Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize has now announced the nominations for the prize in 2014.

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:

Denmark

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

Finland

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

Iceland

Andri Snær MagnasonTímakistan (The Casket of Time)Mál og menning, 2013

Lani YamamotoStína stórasæng (Stina with the big duvet)Crymogea, 2013

Norway

Gro Dahle and Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus (ill.)Krigen (The War)Cappelen Damm, 2013

Håkon Øvreås and Øyvind Torseter (ill.)Brune (Brown)Gyldendal, 2013

Sweden

Eva LindströmOlli och Mo (Olli and Mo)Alfabeta Bokförlag, 2012

Sofia NordinEn sekund i taget (One Second at a Time)Rabén & Sjögren, 2013

Greenland

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