Nominations for the 2016 Icelandic Literary Prize

15 titles have been nominated for the 2016 Icelandic Literary Prize, in three categories

2. December, 2016

On December 1st, the nominations of 15 titles for the Icelandic Literary Prize were announced at the Kjarvalsstaðir - Reykjavík Art Museum. There were nominations in three categories – fiction, nonfiction and literature for children and young adults, with 5 nominations in each category.

On December 1st, the nominations of 15 titles for the Icelandic Literary Prize were announced at the Kjarvalsstaðir - Reykjavík Art Museum. There were nominations in three categories – fiction, nonfiction and literature for children and young adults, with 5 nominations in each category. This is the 28th year that the prize is handed out. Below is a list of this year's nominated works in each category.


Fagur-nota-thessaNominees for fiction
Barna-nota-thessaNominees for children and
young adult literature
Fraedi---nota-thessaNominees for non-fiction  


Fiction - Nominated works:

Or

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Ör

Publisher: Benedikt bókaútgáfa

Skegg-Rasputins

 

Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir

Skegg Raspútíns

Publisher: Bjartur

 

Ljod_muna_rodd

 

Sigurður Pálsson

Ljóð muna rödd

Publisher: JPV útgáfa

 

CoDex_1962

Sjón

Ég er sofandi hurð (Codex 1962)

 

Publisher: JPV útgáfa

 

Alltfer

Steinar Bragi 

Allt fer

 

Publisher: Mál og menning

 

 

Non-Fiction - Nominated works:

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Árni Heimir Ingólfsson

Saga tónlistarinnar

 

Publisher: Forlagið

 

Leitin-ad-svarta-víkingnum

Bergsveinn Birgisson

Leitin að svarta víkingnum

 

Publisher: Bjartur

 

A-hverju-liggja-ekki-vorar-gofugu-kellingar

Guðrún Ingólfsdóttir

Á hverju liggja ekki vorar göfugu kellíngar

Publisher: Háskólaútgáfan

Andlit-nordursins

Ragnar Axelsson

Andlit norðursins

Publisher: Crymogea

Jon-laerdi

Viðar Hreinsson

Jón lærði og náttúrur náttúrunnar

Publisher: Lesstofan

 

 

Children and Young Adult - Nominated works:

Vetrarhorkur

Hildur Knútsdóttir

Vetrarhörkur

Publisher: JPV útgáfa

Doddi-bok-sannleikans

Hildur Knútsdóttir & Þórdís Gísladóttir

Doddi: bók sannleikans!

Publisher: Bókabeitan

Islandsbok_barnana

Margrét Tryggvadóttir & Linda Ólafsdóttir

Íslandsbók barnanna

Publisher: Iðunn

Vargold

Þórhallur Arnórsson & Jón Páll Halldórsson

Vargöld - Book one

Publisher: Iðunn

Velmennaarasin

Ævar Þór Benediktsson

Vélmennaárásin

Publisher: Mál og menning

The winners of the 2015 Icelandic Literary Prize were Einar Már Guðmundsson, for the novel Hundadagar (Dogdays), Gunnar Helgason for Mamma klikk! (My crazy mom!) and Gunnar Þór Bjarnason for Þegar siðmenningin fór fjandans til . 

This year's prize will be handed out in January/February by the president of Iceland at his residency, Bessastaðir. The prize is one million ISK for each category.


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