Thirteen nominees for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize

20.02.20 | News
Nordiska rådets litteraturpris 2020
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Thirteen Nordic novels, short stories, and poetry collections have been nominated for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony for the Nordic Council prizes in Reykjavik this autumn. The following works are competing for the prize.

Denmark

Finland

Faroe Islands

Iceland

Norway

The Sami language area

Sweden

Åland

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. 

 

Meet the 13 nominees for The Nordic Council Literature Prize 2020.