Nordic Council's Literature Prize
|Nordic Council Literature Prize|
|Awarded for||"a work of imaginative literature written in one of the Nordic languages"|
|Date||Annual, winner announced in the spring|
|Presented by||Nordic Council|
The Nordic Council Literature Prize is awarded for a work of literature written in one of the languages of the Nordic countries, that meets "high literary and artistic standards". Established in 1962, the prize is awarded every year, and is worth 350,000 Danish kroner (2008). Eligible works are typically novels, plays, collections of poetry, short stories or essays, or other works that were published for the first time during the last four years, or in the case of works written in Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish, within the last two years. The prize is one of the most prestigious awards that Nordic authors can win.
The winner is chosen by an adjudication committee appointed by the Nordic Council. The committee consists of ten members, two each from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The committee members are generally experts in their own country's literature, as well as their neighbouring countries. In addition to the regular members, additional members may be added to the committee if works are nominated from Åland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland or the Sami language area. Apart from the monetary award, the intent of the prize is also to "increase interest in the literature of neighbouring countries as well in Nordic cultural fellowship".
Committee members as of 2011
- Asger Schnack (Denmark)
- Aðalsteinn Ásberg Sigurðsson (Iceland)
- Boel Westin (Sweden)
- Pia Ingström (Finland)
- Erik Bjerck Hagen (Norway)
- Eva Ström (Sweden)
- Helene Uri (Norway)
- Lilian Munk Rösing (Denmark)
- Jón Yngvi Jóhannsson (Iceland)
- Kristina Malmio (Finland)
List of winners
The following is a complete list of recipients of the Nordic Council Literature Prize:
- "About the Literature Prize". norden.org. Nordic Council. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
- "The winners — Nordic Council Literature Prize". norden.org. Nordic Council. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
- Politiken.dk, Dansker får Nordisk Råds Litteraturpris
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