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Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize
Mark Levengood with 2013 winners Seita Vuorela and Jani Ikonen and 2014 winners Øyvind Torseter and Håkon Øvreås
Presented by Nordic Council
Country Nordic countries
Reward DKK 350,000
First awarded 2013
Jakob Wegelius in October, 2014
2015 winner Jakob Wegelius

The Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize is awarded for a work of children's or young adult literature written in one of the languages of the Nordic countries. It was established by the Nordic Council in 2012 after an initiative by ministers of culture in the Nordic countries. The prize was first awarded on 30 October 2013.

Two works are nominated each year from each of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). Finland nominates one work in Finnish and one in Swedish. The Sami, Greenlandic, Faroese, and Ålandic writers' associations may also submit one nomination per year.

Prize recipients

Year Title Author(s) Country/Region
2013 Karikko Seita Vuorela and Jani Ikonen (illustrator) Finland
2014 Brune Håkon Øvreås and Øyvind Torseter (ill.) Norway
2015 Mördarens apa Jakob Wegelius Sweden
2016 Sölvasaga unglings Arnar Már Arngrímsson Iceland

Nominated works

2013

  • Denmark: Søndag by Kim Fupz Aakeson and Eva Eriksson (ill.); Biblia Pauperum Nova by Oscar K. and Dorte Karrebæk (ill.)
  • Finland: Karikko by Seita Vuorela and Jani Ikonen (ill.); Allan och Udo by Minna Lindeberg and Linda Bondestam (ill.)
  • Iceland: Skrímslaerjur by Áslaug Jónsdóttir (ill. and text), Kalle Güettler (text) and Rakel Helmsdal (text); Ólíver by Birgitta Sif
  • Norway: Inn i elden by Aina Basso; Fallteknikk by Inga Sætre
  • Sweden: Vita Streck och Öjvind by Sara Lundberg; Pojkarna by Jessica Schiefauer
  • Faroe Islands: Skriva í sandin by Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs
  • Greenland: Hermelinen by Nuka K. Godtfredsen (ill.) and Martin Appelt
  • Åland: Joels färger by Isela Valve
  • Sami language area: Mánugánda ja Heike by Signe Iversen and Sissel Horndal (ill.)

2014

  • Denmark: Halli! Hallo! Så er der nye firkantede historier by Louis Jensen and Lilian Brøgger (ill.); To af alting by Hanne Kvist
  • Finland: Råttan Bettan och masken Baudelaire. Babypoesi och vilda ramsor by Annika Sandelin and Karoliina Pertamo (ill.); Vain pahaa unta by Ville Tietäväinen and Aino Tietäväinen
  • Iceland: Tímakistan by Andri Snær Magnason; Stína stórasæng by Lani Yamamoto
  • Norway: Krigen by Gro Dahle and Kaia Linnea Dahle Nyhus (ill.); Brune by Håkon Øvreås and Øyvind Torseter (ill.)
  • Sweden: Olli och Mo by Eva Lindström; En sekund i taget by Sofia Nordin
  • Faroe Islands: Flata kaninin by Bárður Oskarsson
  • Greenland: Nasaq teqqialik piginnaanilik by Kathrine Rosing and Nina Spore Kreutzmann (ill.)
  • Sami language area: Ilmmiid gaskkas by Máret Ánne Sara

2015

  • Denmark: Ella er mit navn vil du købe det? Æske med løsblade og poetsne by Mette Hegnhøj; Ud med Knud by Jesper Wung-Sung
  • Finland: Maresi. Krönikor från Röda klostret by Maria Turtschaninoff; Leonardo oikealta vasemmalle by Marjatta Levanto and Julia Vuori (ill.)
  • Iceland: Maðurinn sem hataði börn by Þórarinn Leifsson; Vinur minn, vindurinn by Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir
  • Norway: Joel og Io. En kjærlighetshistorie by Geir Gulliksen and Anna Fiske (ill.); De som ikke finnes by Simon Stranger
  • Sweden: Jagger, Jagger by Frida Nilsson; Mördarens apa by Jakob Wegelius
  • Faroe Islands: Åh, min kære mor! by Elin á Rógvi and Marjun Reginsdóttir
  • Greenland: Aqipi – til sommerfest by Naja Rosing-Asvid
  • Sami language area: Durrebjørnen og skuterløypa by Veikko Holmberg and Sissel Horndal (ill.)
  • Åland: Alberta Ensten och uppfinnarkungen by Malin Klingenberg

2016

  • Denmark: Magnolia af Skagerrak, Bent Haller and Lea Letén (ill.); Da Gud var dreng, Sankt Nielsen and Madam Karrebæk (ill.)
  • Finland: Koira nimeltään Kissa, Tomi Kontio and Elina Warsta (ill.); Dröm om drakar, Sanna Tahvanainen and Jenny Lucander (ill.)
  • Iceland: Koparborgin, Ragnhildur Hólmgeirsdóttir; Sölvasaga unglings, Arnar Már Arngrímsson
  • Norway: Mulegutten, Øyvind Torseter; Krokodille i treet, Ragnar Aalbu
  • Sweden: Ishavspirater, Frida Nilsson; Iggy 4-ever, Hanna Gustavsson
  • Faroe Islands: Stríðið um tað góða grasið , Bárður Oskarsson
  • Greenland: Aima qaa schhh!, Bolatta Silis-Høegh
  • Sami language area: Čerbmen Bizi – Girdipilohta, Marry Ailonieida Somby and Biret Máret Hætta (ill.)
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