Ulf Nilsson (author)

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Ulf Nilsson
Born 1948 (age 69–70)
Helsingborg, Sweden
Occupation writer
Language Swedish
Nationality Swedish
Period 1979–
Genre children-youth

Ulf Nilsson (born 1948 in Helsingborg) is an award-winning Swedish writer[1] who has published more than 100 books and picture books, geared mainly to children and adolescents.[2] He is also the long-running president of the Swedish Academy for Children's Books.

Books[edit]

  • 1979 – Pojkjävlarna
  • 1982 – Älskade lilla gris
  • 1983 – Lilla syster Kanin (together with Eva Eriksson)
  • 1983 – En kamp för frihet
  • 1985 – If You Didn't Have Me (Swedish: Om ni inte hade mig)[3]
  • 1985 – Den fräcka kråkan
  • 1986 – Boeing 747 (together with Pija Lindenbaum)
  • 1994 – Mästaren och de fyra skrivarna
  • 1996 – En dag med mössens brandkår
  • 2001 – Varg nosar och jagar
  • 1998 – En frälsare är född
  • 2002 – Adjö, herr Muffin (together with Anna-Clara Tidholm)
  • 2004 – En ängel vid din sida
  • 2005 – En halv tusenlapp (together with Filippa Widlund)
  • 2005 – Liten mus trycker på knappar
  • 2006 – Den döde talar
  • 2006 – Lilla syster kanin går alldeles vilse
  • 2006 – Alla döda små djur
  • 2007 – Ensam bland rävar

English translations[edit]

  • 2015 – Detective Gordon: The First Case, 96pp., ISBN 978-1-927271-69-8[4]
  • 2016 – Detective Gordon: A Complicated Case, 96pp., ISBN 978-1-776570-65-2[5]

Awards[edit]

Nilsson has received the August Prize (Augustpriset) twice, the only writer for children and young adults to have been so recognized,[6] and a distinction he shares with only four other writers for readers of any age.[7]

  • 1983 – BMF-plaketten (jointly with illustrator Eva Eriksson) for Lilla syster kanin
  • 1984 – Nils Holgersson-plaketten for Lilla syster Kanin and En kamp för frihet[8]
  • 1985 – Expressens Heffaklump for Om ni inte hade mig and Den fräcka kråkan
  • 1994 – Augustpriset for Mästaren och de fyra skrivarna
  • 2002 – Augustpriset for Adjö, herr Muffin
  • 2002 – BMF-plaketten
  • 2002 – Bokjuryn (category 0–6 years)
  • 2006 – The Astrid Lindgren Prize for his authorship of child and youth literature
  • 2010 – Schullströmska prize for Children's Literature

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonnier Group Agency – Ulf Nilsson biography
  2. ^ Nationalencyklopedin biographical entry about Nilsson, retrieved 5 August 2014
  3. ^ "Review: If You Didn't Have Me". Kirkus. 1 March 1987. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  4. ^ Nilsson, Ulf (1 March 2015). "Detective Gordon: The First Case: The First Case". Gecko Press. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  5. ^ Nilsson, Ulf (1 February 2016). "A Complicated Case". Gecko Press. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  6. ^ Åsa Warnqvist; Sarah Death (Spring 2013). "New Swedish Books for Young Readers" (PDF). Swedish Arts Council. p. 15.
  7. ^ Augustpriset genom åren, Swedish Publishers' Association. Retrieved 5 August 2014 (in Swedish)
  8. ^ Nils Holgersson-plaketten, Swedish Institute for Children's Books, retrieved 5 August 2014