Ragnhildur Hólmgeirsdóttir is nominated for the 2020 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize for her novel Villueyjar (“The Bewilderment Islands”, not translated into English). She is interviewed by journalist Marit Lindqvist, who is specialized in Nordic literature.
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Ragnhildur Hólmgeirsdóttir is a historian.In the young adult novel Koparborgin (“Coppertown”, not translated into English) (2016), which is set in the 16th century, Ragnhildur Hólmgeirsdóttir tells the story of a death-marked city that is practically in ruins due to plague and corruption. The city’s hopes lie in its children – but they, too, are marked by the conflicts that have taken place. Koparborgin was nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2017.
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