Icelandic Literary Prize

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The Icelandic Literary Prize (Icelandic:Íslensku bókmenntaverðlaunin), or Icelandic Literary Award, is an award which is given to two books each year by the Icelandic Publishers Association. The prize was founded on the association's centennial in 1989. One award is for fiction or poetry and the other for academic and non-fiction works. Five books are nominated in each category, and the year's nominations are publicized in the beginning of December, but the prize itself is not awarded until January. Because the year's nominations come in the middle of the Christmas book flood, these books receive a great deal of marketing. Once the books have been nominated, the Icelandic Publishers Association appoints a selection committee which chooses the winners.

List of winners of the Icelandic Literary Prize for fiction[edit]

Year Winner Title (English) Title (Icelandic) Notes
1989 Stefán Hörður Grímsson Yfir heiðan morgun: ljóð '87-'89
1990 Fríða Á. Sigurðardóttir Through the Night Meðan nóttin líður
1991 Guðbergur Bergsson The Swan Svanurinn
1992 Þorsteinn frá Hamri The Sleeping Sailor Sæfarinn sofandi
1993 Hannes Pétursson Eldhylur
1994 Vigdís Grímsdóttir Grandavegur 7
1995 Steinunn Sigurðardóttir Heart Place Hjartastaður
1996 Böðvar Guðmundsson Tree of Life Lífsins tré
1997 Guðbergur Bergsson Faðir og móðir og dulmagn bernskunnar: skáldævisaga
1998 Thor Vilhjálmsson Morgunþula í stráum
1999 Andri Snær Magnason The Story of the Blue Planet Sagan af bláa hnettinum
2000 Gyrðir Elíasson Gula húsið
2001 Hallgrímur Helgason The Author of Iceland Höfundur Íslands
2002 Ingibjörg Haraldsdóttir Hvar sem ég verð
2003 Ólafur Gunnarsson Öxin og jörðin
2004 Auður Jónsdóttir The People in the Basement Fólkið í kjallaranum
2005 Jón Kalman Stefánsson Summer Light and Then Comes the Night Sumarljós og svo kemur nóttin
2006 Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson Aldingarðurinn
2007 Sigurður Pálsson Minnisbók
2008 Einar Kárason Ofsi
2009 Guðmundur Óskarsson Bankster
2010 Gerdur Kristný Bloodhoof Blódhófnir [1]
2011 Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir Allt með kossi vekur [2]
2012 Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl Evil Illska

List of winners of the Icelandic Literary Prize for academic works[edit]

Year Winner Title (English) Title (Icelandic) Notes
1993 Jón G. Friðjónsson Mergur málsins : íslensk orðatiltæki: uppruni, saga og notkun
1994 Silja Aðalsteinsdóttir Skáldið sem sólin kyssti : ævisaga Guðmundar Böðvarssonar
1995 Þór Whitehead Milli vonar og ótta
1996 Þorsteinn Gylfason Thinking in Icelandic Að hugsa á íslensku
1997 Guðjón Friðriksson Einar Benediktsson
1998 Hörður Ágústsson Íslensk byggingararfleifð I: ágrip af húsagerðarsögu 1750-1940
1999 Páll Valsson Jónas Hallgrímsson
2000 Guðmundur Páll Ólafsson Hálendið í náttúru Íslands
2001 Sigríður Dúna Kristmundsdóttir Björg
2002 Páll Hersteinsson, Pétur M. Jónasson Þingvallavatn
2003 Guðjón Friðriksson Jón Sigurðsson, ævisaga II
2004 Halldór Guðmundsson Halldór Laxness–ævisaga
2005 Kristín B. Guðnadóttir, Gylfi Gíslason, Arthur Danto, Matthías Johannessen, Silja Aðalsteinsdóttir Kjarval
2006 Andri Snær Magnason Dreamland: A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation Draumalandið - sjálfshjálparbók handa hræddri þjóð
2007 Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson Ljóðhús. Þættir um skáldskap Sigfúsar Daðasonar
2008 Þorvaldur Kristinsson Lárus Pálsson leikari
2009 Helgi Björnsson Jöklar á Íslandi
2010 Helgi Hallgrímsson The Mushroom Book Sveppabókin [1]
2011 Páll Björnsson Jón forseti allur? Táknmynd þjóðhetju frá andláti til samtíðar [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Poetry and Mushrooms Earn Icelandic Literary Award, Iceland Review Online, 04.02.2011
  2. ^ a b "Icelandic Literature Awards Announced", Iceland Review, 2012-01-27

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