Nordic Council's Literature Prize

literary award

The Nordic Council Literature Prize is awarded for a work of literature written in one of the languages of the Nordic countries, that meets "high literary and artistic standards". Established in 1962, the prize is awarded every year, and is worth 350,000 Danish kroner (2008). Eligible works are typically novels, plays, collections of poetry, short stories or essays, or other works that were published for the first time during the last four years, or in the case of works written in Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish, within the last two years. The prize is one of the most prestigious awards that Nordic authors can win. The winner is chosen by an adjudication committee appointed by the Nordic Council. The committee consists of ten members, two each from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The committee members are generally experts in their own country's literature, as well as their neighbouring countries. In addition to the regular members, additional members may be added to the committee if works are nominated from Åland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland or the Sami language area. Apart from the monetary award, the intent of the prize is also to "increase interest in the literature of neighbouring countries as well in Nordic cultural fellowship".
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award received: Nordic Council's Literature Prize

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Author

Ivar Lo-Johansson

Swedish writer

works

26

Passionssviten

book by Ivar Lo-Johansson

author: Ivar Lo-Johansson

Analfabeten

book by Ivar Lo-Johansson

author: Ivar Lo-Johansson

Bara en mor

book by Ivar Lo-Johansson

author: Ivar Lo-Johansson

Bödeln och skökan (novell)

short story by Ivar Lo-Johansson

author: Ivar Lo-Johansson

Författaren

book by Ivar Lo-Johansson

author: Ivar Lo-Johansson

Author

Gunnar Ekelöf cover

photo credits: Unknown - PD Sweden

Gunnar Ekelöf

Swedish writer

works

15

Sorgen och stjärnan

diktsamling av Gunnar Ekelöf

author: Gunnar Ekelöf

1936

Dedikation

diktsamling av Gunnar Ekelöf

author: Gunnar Ekelöf

1934

En Mölna-elegi

diktsamling av Gunnar Ekelöf

author: Gunnar Ekelöf

1960

Färjesång

diktsamling av Gunnar Ekelöf

author: Gunnar Ekelöf

1941

Om hösten

diktsamling av Gunnar Ekelöf

author: Gunnar Ekelöf

1951

Author

Eyvind Johnson

Swedish writer

Author

Per Olov Enquist cover

photo credits: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Per Olov Enquist

Swedish writer

Author

Dag Solstad

Norwegian writer

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