Nominations for the 2019 Icelandic Literary Prize

2. December, 2019

15 titles have been nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize in three categories. The prize will be awarded by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, in the beginning of 2020.

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/February 2020.

Allir-tilnefndir-2019

Fiction - Nominated works:

  • IMG_6069Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir: Svínshöfuð. Publisher: Benedikt
  • Bragi Ólafsson: Staða pundsins. Publisher: Bjartur
  • Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir: Aðferðir til að lifa af. Publisher: Bjartur
  • Sölvi Björn Sigurðsson: Selta - Apókrýfa úr ævi landlæknis. Publisher: Sögur útgáfa
  • Steinunn Sigurðardóttir: Dimmumót. Publisher: Mál og menning (Forlagid)

Non-Fiction - Nominated works:

  • IMG_6056
    Jón Viðar Jónsson: Stjörnur og stórveldi á leiksviðum Reykjavíkur 1925 - 1965. Publisher: Skrudda
  • Ólína Kjerúlf Þorvarðardóttir: Lífgrös og leyndir dómar – Lækningar, töfrar og trú í sögulegu ljósi. Publisher: Vaka-Helgafell (Forlagid)
  • Páll Baldvin Baldvinsson: Síldarárin 1867-1969. Publisher: JPV (Forlagid)
  • Sigríður Kristín Þorgrímsdóttir: Jakobína – saga skálds og konu. Publisher: Mál og menning (Forlagid)
  •  Unnur Birna Karlsdóttir: Öræfahjörðin – Saga hreindýra á Íslandi. Publisher: Sögufélag

Children and Young Adult - Nominated works:

  • IMG_6061Arndís Þórarinsdóttir: Nærbuxnanjósnararnir. Publisher: Mál og menning (Forlagid)
  • Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir: Langelstur að eilífu. Publisher: Bókabeitan
  • Nornin by Hildur Knútsdóttir. Publisher: JPV útgáfa (Forlagid)
  • Egill spámaður by Lani Yamamoto. Publisher: Angústúra
  • Kjarval – málarinn sem fór sínar eigin leiðir by Margrét Tryggvadóttir. Publisher: Iðunn (Forlagid)

The Icelandic Literary Prize were awarded for the first time in year 1989.

  • Barna-Arndis-Thorarinsdottir
  • Barna-Margret-Tryggva-ljosmyndari-Fridrik-Tryggva
  • Barna-Hildur-Knutsdottir
  • Barna-Lani-Yamamoto
  • Barna-Bergrun-Iris
  • Fagur-Bergthora-Snaebjornsdottir
  • Fagur-Solvi-Bjorn
  • Fagur-Gudrun-Eva
  • Fagur-Bragi
  • Fagur-Steinunn-Sigurdardottir
  • Fraedi-Pall-Baldvin
  • Fraedi-Sigridur-Kristin
  • Fraedi-Unnur-Birna-
  • Fraedi-Jon-Vidar
  • Fraedi-Olina-Kjerulf

 


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