Nominations for the Icelandic Literary Prize 2021

Renowned authors and debutants are nominated and the works are diverse in all categories.

18. January, 2022

The winners of the Icelandic Literary Prize 2021 will be announced by the end of January. The categories are three; Fiction, non-fiction and children's/young-adult books.

The following books are nominated: 

Fiction: 

Sigurverkið by Arnaldur Indriðason 
Foreign Rights: The Forlagið Rights Agency

Sextíu kíló af kjaftshöggum by Hallgrímur Helgason
Foreign Rights: The Forlagið Rights Agency

Ljósgildran by Guðni Elísson
Foreign Rights: Lesstofan 

Tilfinningar eru fyrir aumingja by Kamilla Einarsdóttir 
Foreign Rights: Bjartur/Veröld

Olía by Svikaskáld 
Foreign Rights: The Forlagið Rights Agency 

Non-Fiction: 

Sturlunga saga eða Íslendinga sagan mikla I-III by Guðrún Ása Grímsdóttir
Foreign Rights: Hið íslenzka fornritafélag

Þrautseigja og mikilvægi íslenskrar tungu : Um notkun dönsku og erlend áhrif á íslensku by  Kristjana Vigdís Ingvadóttir
Foreign Rights: Sögufélag

Sigurður Þórarinsson : Mynd af manni I-II by Sigrún Helgadóttir
Foreign Rights: Náttúruminjasafn Íslands

Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður: Gersemi á heimsvísu by Snorri Baldursson
Foreign Rights: The Forlagið Rights Agency

Bærinn brennur : Síðasta aftakan á Íslandi by Þórunn Jarla Valdimarsdóttir
Foreign Rights: The Forlagið Rights Agency 

Children's books / Young Adult books

Bál tímans : Örlagasaga Möðruvallabókar í sjö hundruð ár by Arndís Þórarinsdóttir
Foreign Rights: The Forlagið Rights Agency 

Í huganum heim by Guðlaug Jónsdóttir and Hlíf Una Bárudóttir 
Foreign Rights: Guðlaug Jónsdóttir, Karl K. Ásgeirsson

Ferðalagið : styrkleikabók by Jakob Ómarsson
Foreign Rights: Af öllu hjarta

Reykjavík barnanna by Margrét Tryggvadóttir and  Linda Ólafsdóttir 
Foreign Rights: Forlagið Rights Agency 

Akam, ég og Annika by Þórunn Rakel Gylfadóttir
Foreign Rights: Angústúra

 


Latest news

Gothenburg Book Fair 2022: Icelandic literature and authors - 15. September, 2022 News

Einar Kárason and Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir are Iceland's representatives at the Fair September 22-25.

More

Authors' Reading Month: Icelandic literature in focus in Slovakia and Czech Republic - 10. August, 2022 News

Sjón, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Auður Jónsdóttir, Eliza Reid, Jón Gnarr, Sigríður Hagalín and Hallgrímur Helgason were among guests.

More

All news