Askildsen awarded Nordic prize
Kjell Askildsen is awarded the Swedish Academy's Nordic Prize 2009.
This annual prize of 30 000 Euros will be handed out in Stockholm on April 1st. It is awarded to individuals in one of the Nordic countries who have made remarkable contributions to Swedish language and literature. Some of the latest years' winners include Göran Sonnevi (2005), Pia Tafdrup (2006), Jon Fosse and Sven-Eric Liedman (2007).