Nordic Council Literature Prize
A meeting with the best voices in Nordic literature
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The Nordic Council Literature Prize was first awarded in 1962 and is awarded annually to a fictional work written in one of the Nordic languages. This year the awards ceremony has been added to Oslo and will take place at The Norwegian Opera & Ballet on 30 October. The day before the day, all the authors of the Literature House come together with a bunch of Nordic literary critics.
The critics will briefly present the various authors, before the authors read. A unique opportunity to get to know the best voices in Nordic literature!
The nominees are :
Carline Alberta Minor for Blessings , short stories. Denmark.
Vita Andersen for Indigo. Novel about a childhood , novel. Denmark.
Susanne Ringell for Good Morning , short prose. Finland.
Olli-Pekka Tennilä for Ontto harmaa , poem. Finland.
Jóanes Nielsen for Godhead , poem. Faroe Islands.
Magnus Larsen for Illinersiorluni ingerlavik inussiviuvoq , autobiography. Greenland.
Auður Ava Ólafsdottir for Ör , novel. Island.
Sigurður Pálsson for Poems Remember Voice , Poems. Island.
Roskva Koritzinsky for I have not yet seen the world , short stories. Norway.
Carl Frode Tiller for Beginnings , novel. Norway.
Gunnar D. Hansson for Tapeshavet , poem. Sweden.
Agneta Pleijel for the Scent of a Man , Novel. Sweden.
Carina Karlsson for Algot , novel. Åland.
The nominees are presented by:
• Jenny Aschenbrenner , critic and cultural journalist with background from, among others, Sweden's Radio. She also sits on the board of Swedish PEN.
• Klaus Rothstein , literary critic and commentator in Danish Weekendavisen and author of a number of books on literature.
• Finnish Oscar Rossi , poet and translator and has previously been editor of the literary journals Critic and Horizon .
• Carina Elisabeth Beddari , regular critic in Morgenbladet and earlier this year was awarded the prize for this year's literary critic by the Critic team.
The evening is arranged with support from the Nordic Council.