Here are the winners of the Nordic Council prizes for 2020
2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize
The 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize goes to Vem dödade bambi? by author Monika Fagerholm from Finland. Monika Fagerholm is awarded the prize for a work that is a stylised tale of morality written with fervent energy.
2020 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize
The 2020 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize goes to Vi är lajon! by author Jens Mattsson from Sweden and illustrator Jenny Lucander from Finland. This is a work that is undeniably on the side of the child, with a child’s perspective permeating both the text and the pictures.
2020 Nordic Council Film Prize
The Norwegian film Beware of Children by screenwriter and director Dag Johan Haugerud and producer Yngve Sæther has won the 2020 Nordic Council Film Prize. This ambitious and thoughtful work employs empathy and the utmost seriousness to explore the relationship between children and adults, and asks pressing questions along the way.
2020 Nordic Council Music Prize
Finnish composer Sampo Haapamäki has won the 2020 Nordic Council Music Prize for the work Konsertto neljäsosasävelaskelpianolle ja kamariorkesterille (Quarter-tone Piano Concerto). It is a unique combination of natural musicality, impressive craftsmanship, and the never-ending exploration of the tradition.
2020 Nordic Council Environment Prize
Jens-Kjeld Jensen from the Faroe Islands has won the 2020 Nordic Council Environment Prize for his efforts to put the spotlight on the diversity of Faroese nature. Jens-Kjeld Jensen works with natural scientists from around the world and has helped to document more than 350 new species from the Faroe Islands.
About the Nordic Council’s 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 350,000 along with the Nordlys statuette, which is awarded in connection with the annual Session of the Nordic Council.