Meet the winners of the 2021 Nordic Council Prizes
The Danish film Flee has won the film prize, and the environment prize has gone to Concito for the Big Climate Database. The literature prize has been awarded to Greenland for the first time, with Niviaq Korneliussen winning the prize for the novel Naasuliardarpi, while the music prize has gone to the Faroese musician Eivør Pálsdóttir. Elin Persson from Sweden has won the children and young people’s literature prize for the youth novel De afghanska sönerna.
2021 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize
The 2021 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize goes to the youth novel De afghanska sönerna by Elin Persson from Sweden. Thanks to their fictional narrative, the winner gives the feeling of a documentary and skilfully builds up the image of a reality where no one is evil or good.
2021 Nordic Council Film Prize
The Danish film Flee by screenwriter and director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, screenwriter Amin, and producers Monica Hellström, Charlotte de la Gournerie, and Signe Byrge Sørensen, has won the 2021 Nordic Council Film Prize for a work in which aesthetics, politics, and humane dimensions combine in a sublime and artistic film.
2021 Nordic Council Music Prize
Faroese musician Eivør Pálsdóttir has won the 2021 Nordic Council Music Prize for her tireless work-ethic over the past years which has cast a spotlight on her home country and her meticulous work with her musical heritage and native language.
2021 Nordic Council Environment Prize
The 2021 Nordic Council Environment Prize goes to Concito, Denmark’s green think-tank, for the Big Climate Database, which has the potential to create a basis for more sustainable consumption and production of food in the Nordic Region.
2021 Nordic Council Literature Prize
Greenlandic author Niviaq Korneliussen has won the 2021 Nordic Council Literature Prize for the novel “Naasuliardarpi”. Niviaq Korneliussen wins the prize for a work that is a beautiful, but also painfully raw story.
About the Nordic Council prizes
The Nordic Council awards five prizes each year – for literature, film, music, the environment, and children’s and young people’s literature. The winners each receive DKK 300,000 along with the Nordlys statuette, which is awarded in connection with the annual Session of the Nordic Council.