Katarina Frostenson wins the Nordic Council Literature Prize for “Sånger och formler”

01.11.16 | News
Nordisk Råds litteraturpris 2016
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The Swedish author Katarina Frostenson has been awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize for her collection of poems “Sånger och formler” at the Nordic Council prize award ceremony in Copenhagen.

Katarina Frostenson was presented with the prize of DKK 350,000 by last year’s winner of the literature prize, Kim Leine, at the DR Concert Hall.

The adjudication committee writes:

The winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2016 has a long and complex lyrical oeuvre behind her. In this web of the contemporary and the mythological, of perspectives both local and global, and of the tangible everyday and travels through memories, literature and songs, she has achieved a cohesion crystallised through her keen focus on the details. Katarina Frostenson’s collection of poems “Sånger och formler” is a story of life’s physical and spiritual revelations, about the little things and the big things, and about humanity in the world. In her poetry – so apparently tight, yet actually very spacious – there are constant transformations portraying life’s multifaceted oddity.

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