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Nominations for the 2017 Icelandic Literary Prize

15 titles have been nominated for the 2017 Icelandic Literary Prize in three categories: fiction, non-fiction and literature for children and young adults.

8. December, 2017 News

15 titles have been nominated for the 2017 Icelandic Literary Prize in three categories: fiction, non-fiction and literature for children and young adults.

Tilnefnd-2017Tilnefndar-baekurOn 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. This is the 29th year that the prize is handed out. Below is a list of this year's nominated works in each category.

Fiction - Nominated works:

Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir
Flórída
Publisher: Benedikt Publishing

Jón Kalman Stefánsson
Saga Ástu
Publisher: Benedikt Publishing

Kristín Eiríksdóttir
Elín, ýmislegt
Publisher: JPV 

Kristín Ómarsdóttir
Kóngulær í sýningargluggum
Publisher: JPV 

Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson
Handbók um minni og gleymsku
Publisher: Bjartur

Non-Fiction - Nominated works:

Karl Aspelund og Terry Gunnell, editors.
Málarinn og menningarsköpun: Sigurður Guðmundsson og Kvöldfélagið 1858-1874
Publiser: Natural Museum of Iceland and Opna

Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir
Leitin að klaustrunum: Klausturhald á Íslandi í fimm aldir
Publisher: Sögufélag and Natural Museum of Iceland

Sumarliði R. Ísleifsson, editor
Líftaug landsins: Saga íslenskrar utanlandsverslunar 900-2010
Publisher: Skrudda

Unnur Þóra Jökulsdóttir
Undur Mývatns: -um fugla, flugur, fiska og fólk
Publisher: Mál & menning

Vilhelm Vilhelmsson
Sjálfstætt fólk: Vistarband og íslenskt samfélag á 19. öld
Publisher: Sögufélag

Children and Young Adult - Nominated works:

Áslaug Jónsdóttir, Rakel Hemsdal  og Kalle Güettler
Skrímsli í vanda
Publisher: Mál og menning

Elísa Jóhannsdóttir
Er ekki allt í lagi með þig?
Publisher: Vaka-Helgafell

Hjörleifur Hjartarson og Rán Flygenring
Fuglar
Publisher: Angústúra

Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir
Vertu ósýnilegur: Flóttasaga Ishmaels
Publisher: Mál og menning

Ævar Þór Benediktsson
Þitt eigið ævintýri
Publisher: Mál og menning


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