The Literature Prize of the Nordic Council

The Nordic Council's Literature Prize is awarded for a work of imaginative literature written in one of the Nordic languages. This can be a novel, a play, a collection of poetry, short stories or essays, or other work. The work must meet high literary and artistic standards.

The intention of the prize is also to increase interest in the literature of neighbouring countries as well in Nordic cultural fellowship.

The Nordic Council's Literature Prize is awarded every year. The prize is worth 350,000 Danish kroner.

2011: Gyrðir Elíasson (Iceland): Milli trjánna (Among the trees)
2010: Sofi Oksanen (Finland): Puhdistus (Purge)
2009: Per Petterson (Norway): Jeg forbanner tidens elv (I Cruse the River of Time)
2008: Naja Marie Aidt (Denmark): Bavian (‘Baboon')(short stories).
2007 Sara Stridsberg (Sweden): Drömfakulteten, The Dream Faculty' Novel
2006 Göran Sonnevi (Sweden): Oceanen (The Ocean), Poetry collection
2005 Sjón (Iceland): Skugga-Baldur, (Phantom Baldur), Novel
2004 Kari Hotakainen (Finland): Juoksuhaudantie (The Trench Road), Novel
2003 Eva Ström (Sweden): Revbensstäderna (The Rib Cities), Poetry
2002 Lars Saabye Christensen  (Norway): Halvbroren (The Half-Brother)
2001 Jan Kjærstad (Norway): Oppdageren
2000 Henrik Nordbrandt (Denmark): Drømmebroer (Dream Bridges)  
1999 Pia Tafdrup (Denmark): Dronningeporten
1998 Tua Forsström (Finland): Efter att ha tillbringat en natt bland hästar
1997 Dorrit Willumsen (Denmark): Bang: en roman om Herman Bang
1996 Øystein Lønn (Norway): Hva skal vi gjøre i dag og andre noveller
1995 Einar Már Guðmundsson (Iceland): Englar alheimsins
1994 Kerstin Ekman (Sweden): Händelser vid vatten (Blackwater)
1993 Peer Hultberg (Denmark): Byen og Verden
1992 Fríða Á Sigurðardóttir (Iceland): Meðan nóttin líður
1991 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää (Sami-language): Beaivi, áhcázan (The Sun, my Father)
1990 Tomas Tranströmer (Sweden): För levande och döda (For the Living and the Dead)
1989 Dag Solstad (Norway): Roman 1987
1988 Thór Vilhjálmsson (Iceland): Grámosinn glóir
1987 Herbjørg Wassmo (Norway): Hudløs himmel
1986 Rói Patursson (Faroe Islands): Líkasum
1985 Antti Tuuri (Finland): Pohjanmaa (A Day in Ostrobothnia)
1984 Göran Tunström (Sweden): Juloratoriet (The Christmas Oratorio)
1983 Peter Seeberg(Denmark): Om fjorten dage
1982 Sven Delblanc (Sweden): Samuels bok
1981 Snorri Hjartarson (Iceland): Hauströkkrið yfir mér
1980 Sara Lidman (Sweden): Vredens barn
1979 Ivar Lo-Johansson (Sweden): Pubertet
1978 Kjartan Fløgstad (Norway): Dalen Portland
1977 Bo Carpelan (Finland): I de mörka rummen, i de ljusa
1976 Ólafur Jóhann Sigurdsson (Iceland): Að brunnum
1975 Hannu Salama (Finland): Siinä näkijä missä tekijä
1974 Villy Sørensen (Denmark): Uden mål - og med
1973 Veijo Meri (Finland): Kersantin poika
1972 Karl Vennberg (Sweden): Sju ord på tunnelbanan
1971 Thorkild Hansen (Denmark): Trilogin Slavernes kyst, Slavernes skibe, Slavernes øer
1970 Klaus Rifbjerg (Denmark): Anna (jeg) Anna
1969 Per Olov Enquist (Sweden): Legionärerna (The Legionnaires)
1968 Per Olof Sundman (Sweden): Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd (The Flight of the Eagle)
1967 Johan Borgen(Norway): Nye noveller
1966 Gunnar Ekelöf (Sweden): Diwán över Fursten av Emgión
1965 William Heinesen (Faroe Islands):Det gode Håb, and Olof Lagercrantz (Sweden): Från helvetet till paradiset
1964 Tarjei Vesaas (Norway): Isslottet
1963 Väinö Linna (Finland): Täällä Pohjantähden alla 3
1962 Eyvind Johnson (Sweden): Hans nådes tid (The Days of his Grace)

 

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