News

Icelandic Literary Prize 2012 awarded

6. February, 2013 News

Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl for his novel Illska (lit.Evil) and Gunnar F. Guðmundsson for his biography on Pater Jón Sveinsson - Nonni.

The Icelandic Literary Prize 2012 was awarded at the presidential residence Bessastaðir today, February 6, In the category of fiction and poetry Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl received the prize for his novel Illska (lit. Evil), published by Mál og Menning. The nonfiction award went out to the historian Gunnar F. Guðmundsson for Pater Jón Sveinsson - Nonni, a biography on Nonni, published by Opna.

Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl
Five titles were nominated for the prize in each of the categories. The final meting out of the prize was decided by a panel of three judges;

Nominations:

Fiction and Poetry:

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir: Undantekningin. Publisher: Bjartur.                       

Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl: Illska. Publisher: Mál og menning.                                      

Gyrðir Elíasson: Suðurglugginn. Publisher: Uppheimar.                        

Kristín Ómarsdóttir: Milla. Publisher: JPV útgáfa.                                       

Sigurjón Magnússon: Endimörk heimsins. Publisher: Ormstunga.


Nonfiction:

Einar Már Jónsson: Örlagaborgin. Brotabrot úr afrekasögu frjálshyggjunnar. Fyrri hluti. Publisher: Ormstunga.

Gunnar F. Guðmundsson: Pater Jón Sveinsson – Nonni. Publisher: Opna.

Gunnar Þór Bjarnason: Upp með fánann. Baráttan um uppkastið 1908 og sjálfstæðisbarátta Íslendinga. Publisher: Mál og menning.

Jón Ólafsson: Appelsínur frá Abkasíu. Vera Hertzsch, Halldór Laxness og hreinsanirnar miklu. Publishers: JPV útgáfa.

Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir: Sagan af klaustrinu á Skriðu. Publisher: Sögufélagið.



Latest news

Iceland is the Guest of Honor at the Gdansk Book Fair in March - 13. February, 2019 News

The Icelandic authors Hallgrímur Helgason, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, Elísabet Jökulsdóttir and Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir will be special guests of the festival.

More

Icelandic Literature Center at The London Book Fair 2019! - 31. January, 2019 News

On March 12-14 we will be at the joint Nordic stand number 6F70, together with our sister organizations and some publishers from the Nordic countries. We look forward to seeing you there!

More

Reykjavik International Literary Festival, April 24th to 27th 2019! - 7. February, 2019 News

Reykjavik will be flooded with interesting authors from all over the world reading from their published works. In the next few weeks the authors paritcipating this year will be presented – so stay tuned!

More

All news