Nordic Council Literature Prize at the Helsinki book fair

30.10.2022 14:30–17:00

Helsinki book fair, Messukeskus, Messuaukio 1, Helsinki

Languages: English

The authors nominated for the 2022 Nordic Council Literature Prize will visit the Helsinki book fair on Sunday 30 October. The audience will get to find out more about some of today’s most interesting authors from the length and breadth of the Nordic Region by way of three panel discussions. They’ll be interviewed by Finnish author Juha Itkonen, who was nominated for the 2020 prize, and Yukiko Duke from Sweden.

The participating authors are:

Solvej Balle (Denmark), Rakel Haslund-Gjerrild (Denmark), Kristina Carlson (Finland), Kaj Korkea-aho (Finland), Beinir Bergsson (Faroe Islands), Jessie Kleemann (Greenland), Elísabet Jökulsdottír (Iceland), Inghill Johansen (Norway), Mary Ailonieida Sómban Mari (Sápmi, Norway), Karin Erlandsson (Åland).

The Nordic Council Literature Prize will be awarded in Helsinki in conjunction with the Session of the Nordic Council on Tuesday 1 November.

Find out more about the nominated authors and their works at norden.org



Fiskehamnen  at 14:30-15:00

Humans vs. nature

In this panel, authors nominated for the 2022 Nordic Council’s Literature Prize will use their works as the basis for a discussion on topics such as humans versus nature, ageing and exclusion, as well as the loss and misuse of power. Winner to be announced on 1 November.

Authors: Kristina Carlson, Jessie Kleemann, Mary Ailonieida Sombán Mari

Moderator: Yukiko Duke

Language: English

Organizer: Nordic Culture Point


Fiskehamnen at 15:00-15:30

Self-introspection and the potential of novels

In this panel, authors nominated for the 2022 Nordic Council Literature Prize will discuss self-introspection and emotional honesty, the potential of novels, and a woman’s perspective, using their nominated works as their starting point.

Writers: Inghill Johansen, Elísabet Jökulsdóttir, Karin Erlandsson

Interviewer: Yukiko Duke

Language: English

Organizer: Nordic Culture Point


Senaatintori-lava at 16:00-17:00

Meet the nominees for the 2022 Nordic Council Literature Prize

Come and meet the nominees for the 2022 Nordic Council Literature Prize.  Love, power, and exclusion are among the common themes of the fourteen Nordic novels and poetry collections that have been nominated.

Writers: Balle Solvej, Haslund-Gjerrild Rakel, Carlson Kristina, Korkea-aho Kaj, Bergsson Beinir, Kleemann Jessie, Jökulsdottír Elísabet, Johansen Inghill, Sómban Mari Mary Ailonieida, Erlandsson Karin

Moderator: Juha Itkonen

Language: English

Organizer: Nordic Culture Point


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