The Sami language area
The works have been nominated by the national members of the adjudicating committee for the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize.
The winner will be announced on 27 October (updated 15 October)
The winner of the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize will be announced on 27 October during a special television broadcast that can be watched throughout the Nordic Region. COVID-19 has meant that the awards ceremony can no longer take place in Iceland. The winners of the five Nordic Council prizes will instead be revealed during a digital ceremony. 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.