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Nominations for the 2018 Icelandic Literary Prize

5. December, 2018 News

15 titles have been nominated for the 2018 Icelandic Literary Prize in three categories. The prize will be awarded by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, in January 2019.

On December 1st, the nominations of 15 titles for the Icelandic Literary Prize were announced at Kjarvalsstaðir - Reykjavík Art Museum. There were nominations in three categories; fiction, non-fiction and literature for children and young adults, with 5 nominations in each category. Below is a list of this year's nominated works in each category. The prize will be awarded by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, in January 2019.

Fiction - Nominated works:

 

  • Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir: Ungfrú Ísland. Publisher: Benedikt Publishing
  • Bergsveinn Birgisson: Lifandilífslækur. Publisher: Bjartur Publishing
  • Gerður Kristný: Sálumessa. Publisher: Mál og menning (Forlagið)
  • Hallgrímur Helgason: Sextíu kíló af sólskini. Publisher: JPV (Forlagið)
  • Hannes Pétursson: Haustaugu. Publisher: Opna Publishing

Non-Fiction - Nominated works:

 

  • Auður Jónsdóttir, Bára Huld Beck & Steinunn Stefánsdóttir: Þjáningar frelsið. Óreiða hugsjóna og hagsmuna í heimi fjölmiðla. Publisher: Mál og menning (Forlagið)
  • Hörður Kristinsson, Jón Baldur Hlíðberg & Þóra Ellen Þórhallsdóttir: Flóra Íslands. Blóm plöntur og birkningar. Publisher: Vaka-Helgafell (Forlagið)
  • Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson: Bókasafn föður míns. Publisher: Bjartur Publishing 
  • Sverrir Jakobsson: Kristur. Saga hugmyndar. Publisher: Hið íslenska bókmenntafélag 
  • Þórunn Jarla Valdimarsdóttir: Skúli fógeti - faðir Reykjavíkur. Publisher: JPV (Forlagið)

Children and Young Adult - Nominated works:

 

  • Hjörleifur Hjartarson & Rán Flygenring: Sagan um Skarphéðin Dungal sem setti fram nýjar kenningar um eðli alheimsins. Publisher: Angústúra 
  • Hildur Knútsdóttir: Ljónið. Publisher: JPV (Forlagið)
  • Ragnheiður Eyjólfsdóttir: Rotturnar. Publisher: Vaka-Helgafell (Forlagið)
  • Sigrún Eldjárn: Silfurlykillinn. Publisher: Mál og menning (Forlagið)
  • Arnar Már Arngrímsson: Sölvasaga Daníelssonar. Publisher: Sögur 

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