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The Nordic Council Children's and Youth Literature Prize


Meet the nominees

tirsdag 30. oktober 2018, kl. 10:00 til kl. 12:15

Sal: Kjelleren

Arrangør: Norden i Fokus og Norsk barnebokinstitutt

Inngang: Gratis

This page is not available in English. Below is the Norwegian page translated by Google.

What do you know about Nordic children's literature? Now you have the opportunity to meet a bunch of Nordic author and illustrator voices on one board. This year, Norway is responsible for the awarding of the Nordic Council's children's and youth literature award at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet. On the same day, we invite you to a meeting with this year's nominees from Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, the Sami language area, Åland, Sweden and Norway. There will be readings, conversations and the opportunity to talk with each writer and illustrator afterwards.

Moderator: Dag Larsen, Norwegian Children's Book Institute


10:00 Welcome by Lise Männikkö, chair of the Nordic Council Children's and Youth Literature Prize Review Committee

10:05 Introduction by moderator Dag Larsen, Norwegian Children's Book Institute

10:10 Jesper Wung-Sung and Rasmus Meisler (ill) (DK), Lightning Chinese

10:20 Torun Lian (NO), Alice and everything you don't know and well it is

10:30 Sara Lundberg (SE), The bird in me flies wherever it wants

10:40 Magdalena Hai and Teemu Juhani (ill) (FI) Kurnivamahainen pee

10:50 Karin Erlandsson, (Å), The pearl fisherman

11:00 Pause

11:15 Kalle Güettler, Rachel Helmsdal and Áslaug Jónsdóttir (ill) (IS), Monsters in trouble

11:25 Bárður Oskarsson (FO), Træið Oskarsson does not participate himself, publisher Niels Jakup Thomsen participates on his behalf

11:35 Anne-Grethe Leine Bientie and Meerke Laimi Thomasson Vekterli (ill) (Sami), Joekoen sjïehteles ryöjnesjæjja

11:45 Mette Vedsø (DK ), Horse Horse Horse Cheval Love

11:55 Hans Petter Laberg (NO), Nothing will be like before

12:05 Sara Bergmark Elfgren, (SE), Northern Latin

12:15 Kristin Helga Gunnarsdottir (IS) Be invisible

12:30 Closing

All books are read in the original language, but translated text will be transferred on screen. The talks take place in Scandinavian or English.

The Nordic Council Children's and Youth Literature Prize was established by the Nordic Council in 2012. The Nordic Council Children's and Youth Literature Prize was awarded for the first time during the Nordic Council session 2013, together with the other Nordic Council prizes. The award is awarded by a jury with members from the five Nordic countries in addition to the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Åland and the Sami language area.

Read more about the Nordic Council's presentations of the nominated books here.

The organizer is the Nordic Region in Focus and the Nordic Council in collaboration with the Norwegian Children's Book Institute.