The Sami language area
The works have been nominated by the national members of the adjudicating committee for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize.
Winner to be announced on 27 October
The winner of the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize will be announced on 27 October at an awards ceremony in Reykjavik in conjunction with the Session of the Nordic Council. The winner will receive the Northern Lights statuette and DKK 350,000.
About the Nordic Council Literature Prize
The Nordic Council Literature Prize was first awarded in 1962. It goes to a literary work written in one of the Nordic languages, such as poetry, prose, or drama that meets high literary and artistic standards.
The purpose of the Nordic Council’s five prizes is to raise interest in the Nordic cultural community and Nordic co-operation on the environment, as well as to recognise outstanding artistic and environmental efforts.