Lani Yamamoto is nominated for the 2020 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize for her Picture book “Egill spámaður” (“Egill the Seer”, not translated into English). She is interviewed by Johanna Lundin.
Lani Yamamoto has lived in Iceland for just over 20 years. Egill spámaður is her sixth children’s book, and it was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize in 2019 in the category Books for Children and Young People. Her book Stína Stórasæng received the Dimmalimm Prize for best illustrated book as well as Fjöruverðlaunin, the Women’s Literature Prize, and was nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2014. Lani Yamamoto’s books have been published all over the world, including at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and have received well-deserved attention.