Nominations for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2018


The national members of the adjudicating committee for the Nordic Council Literature Prize have nominated the following 13 works for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2018.


Velsignelser by Caroline Albertine Minor. Short stories, Rosinante, 2017.

Indigo. Roman om en barndom by Vita Andersen. Novel, Rosinante, 2017.


God morgon by Susanne Ringell. Short prose, Förlaget M, 2017.

Ontto harmaa by Olli-Pekka Tennilä. Poetry collection, Poesia, 2016.

Faroe Islands

Gudahøvd by Jóanes Nielsen. Poetry collection, Mentunargrunnur Studentafelagsins, 2017.


Illinersiorluni ingerlavik inussiviuvoq by Magnus Larsen. Autobiography, Maanuup atuakkiorfia, 2017.


Ör by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir. Novel, Benedikt bókaútgáfa, 2016.

Ljóð muna rödd by Sigurður Pálsson. Poetry collection, JPV Útgáfa, 2016.


Jeg har ennå ikke sett verden by Roskva Koritzinsky. Short stories, Aschehoug, 2017.

Begynnelser by Carl Frode Tiller. Novel, Aschehoug, 2017.


Tapeshavet by Gunnar D Hansson. Poetry collection, Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2017.

Doften av en man by Agneta Pleijel. Novel, Norstedts, 2017.


Algot by Carina Karlsson. Novel, Schildts & Söderströms, 2017.

The winner will be announced on 30 October

The winner of the prize and DKK 350,000 will be announced on 30 October at the Oslo Opera House in conjunction with the Session of the Nordic Council.

About the Nordic Council Literature Prize

The Nordic Council Literature Prize, awarded since 1962, goes to a work of fiction written in one of the Nordic languages. In this context, a work of fiction is considered to be poetry, prose, or drama that meets high literary and artistic standards. The purpose of the prize is to promote interest in the literature and language of the neighbouring countries, as well as in the Nordic cultural community.


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