Nordic Literature Prize Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2011 Nordic Literature Prize were announced this morning. Here’s the list:

Denmark

Josefine Klougart

Stigninger og fald

Novel, Rosinante, 2010

Harald Voetmann

Vågen

Novel, Gyldendal, 2010

Finland

Erik Wahlström

Flugtämjaren

Novel, Schildts, 2010

Kristina Carlson

Herra Darwinin puutarhuri (Herr Darwins trädgårdsmästare)

Novel, Otava, 2009 (Swedish translation, Janina Orlov)

Iceland

Gyrðir Elíasson

Milli trjánna (Bland träden)

Short stories, Uppheimar, 2009, (Swedish translation, John Swedenmark)

Ísak Harðarson

Rennur upp um nótt (Stiger upp om natten)

Poems, Uppheimar, 2009, (Swedish translation, John Swedenmark)

Norway

Beate Grimsrud

En dåre fri

Novel, Cappelen Damm, 2010

Carl Frode Tiller

Innsirkling 2

Novel, Aschehoug, 2010

Sweden

Beate Grimsrud

En dåre fri

Novel, Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2010

Anna Hallberg

Colosseum, Kolosseum

Poetry Collection, Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2010

Faroe Islands

Tóroddur Poulsen

Útsýni (Utsikt)

Poetry collection, Mentunargrunnur Studentafelagsins, 2009, (Swedish translation, Anna Mattsson)

Greenland

Kristian Olsen Aaju

Kakiorneqaqatigiit (Det tatoverede budskab)

Novel, Forlaget Atuagkat, 2010

Åland Islands

Sonja Nordenswan

Blues från ett krossat världshus

Novel, PQR-kultur, 2009

The Sami Language Area

Kerttu Vuolab

Bárbmoáirras (Paradisets stjerne)

Novel, Davvi Girji OS, 2008

 

I must shamefully admit that I don’t know the work of any of these authors. That may have a great deal to do with their relative lack of availability in English, but I’ll still do some investigating, just in case. As ever, we can hope that at least the winner of the prize will make it into English in the coming years…

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