Nominations for the 2020 Icelandic Literary Prize

10. December, 2020

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 year 2021.

On December 2nd, the nominations of 15 titles for the Icelandic Literary Prize were announced. 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. The prize will be awarded by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, in the beginning of 2020.

Tiln.-til-isl-bokm.-2020-skaldverkFiction - Nominated works:

Arndís Þórarinsdóttir
Innræti
Publisher: Mál og menning (Forlagid)

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
Dýralíf
Publisher: Benedikt bókaútgáfa

Elísabet Jökulsdóttir
Aprílsólarkuldi
Publisher: JPV útgáfa (Forlagid)

Jónas Reynir Gunnarsson
Dauði skógar
Publisher: JPV útgáfa (Forlagid)

Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson
Snerting
Publisher: Veröld

Tiln.-til-isl-bokm.-2020-Barna-mSigrChildren and Young Adult - Nominated works:

Arndís Þórarinsdóttir & Hulda Sigrún Bjarnadóttir
Blokkin á heimsenda
Publisher: Mál og menning (Forlagid)

Hildur Knútsdóttir
Skógurinn
Publisher: JPV útgáfa (Forlagid)

Kristín Björg Sigurvinsdóttir
Dulstafir - Dóttir hafsins
Publisher: Björt – Bókabeitan

Lóa H. Hjálmtýsdóttir
Grísafjörður
Publisher: Salka

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Herra Bóbó, Amelía og ættbrókin
Publisher: Veröld

Tiln.-til-isl-bokm.-2020-fraediNon-Fiction - Nominated works:

Erla Hulda Halldórsdóttir, Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir, Ragnheiður Kristjánsdóttir & Þorgerður H. Þorvaldsdóttir
Konur sem kjósa - aldarsaga
Publisher: Sögufélag

Gísli Pálsson
Fuglinn sem gat ekki flogið
Publisher: Mál og menning (Forlagid)

Kjartan Ólafsson
Draumar og veruleiki – Um Kommúnistaflokkinn og Sósíalistaflokkinn
Publisher: Mál og menning (Forlagid)

Pétur H. Ármannson
Guðjón Samúelsson húsameistari
Publisher: Hið íslenska bókmenntafélag

Sumarliði R. Ísleifsson
Í fjarska norðursins : Ísland og Grænland – viðhorfasaga í þúsund ár
Publisher: Sögufélag

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


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