Nordic Children’s Books Nominated

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Nordic Council Childen and Young People’s Literature Prize

The Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize was awarded for the first time in 2013. The prize is a result of the Nordic Council’s long standing desire to strengthen and elevate literature for children and young people in the region.

The national members of the Adjudication Committee for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize have nominated the following 12 works for the prize in 2017.

Barnabókaverðlaun Norðurlandaráðs 2017

Denmark:

Dyr med pels – og uden (“Animals, With Fur and Without”, not translated into English) by Hanne Kvist, Gyldendal, 2016

Hjertestorm – Stormhjerte (“Heartstorm – Stormheart”, not translated into English) by Annette Herzog, Katrine Clante (ill) and Rasmus Bregnhøi (ill), Høst & Søn, 2016

Finland:

Vildare, värre Smilodon (“Wilder, Worse, Smilodon”, not translated into English) Minna Lindenberg and Jenny Lucander (ill), Förlaget, 2016

Yökirja (“Night Diary”, not translated into English) by Inka Nousiainen and Satu Kettunen (Ill.), Tammi, 2015

Faroe Islands:

Hon, sum róði eftir ælaboganum (“She Who Rowed after the Rainbow”, not translated into English) by Rakel Helmsdal, Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags, 2014

Iceland:

Enginn sá hundinn (“No One Saw the Dog”, not translated into English) by Hafsteinn Hafsteinsson, Mál og menning, 2016

Úlfur og Edda: Dýrgripurinn (“Úlfur and Edda: The Treasure”, not translated into English) by Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir, Bókabeitan, 2016

Norway:

Far din (“Your Dad”, not translated into English) by Bjørn Ingvaldsen, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 2016

Ungdomsskolen (“Junior High”, not translated into English) by Anders N. Kvammen, No Comprendo Press, 2016

Sápmi:

Luohtojávrri oainnáhusat (“The Luohtojávrri Experience”, not translated into English) by Kirste Paltto, Davvi Girji, 2016.

Sweden:

Djur som ingen sett utom vi (“Animals Nobody Has Seen Except Us”, not translated into English) by Linda Bondestam (Ill.) and Ulf Stark, Förlaget Berghs, 2016

Ormbunkslandet (“The Land of the Fern”, not translated into English) by Elin Bengtsson, Natur & Kultur, 2016.

The works have been nominated by national members of the Adjudication Committee. The winner will be announced and the prize awarded in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, on 1 November.