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Award Bonanza at the Norwegian Festival of Literature

Lillehammer prisdryss 2021 kollasj final

This week, the Norwegian Literature Festival kicks off in Lillehammer and true to tradition, the festival is also the perfect backdrop for the awarding of literary prizes: The Dobloug Prize, The Booksellers Association’s awards and scholarships, The Norwegian Youth Literature Award (“Uprisen”), and also The Norwegian Fiction Translator Fund Award.

At NORLA, we offer our warmest congratulations to all the winners!

The Dobloug Prize
Doblougprisen 2021 kollasj. foto av kjartan hatløy ved oddleiv apneseth foto av mona høvring ved agnete brun.
From the left: Kjartan Hatløy (photo: Oddleiv Apneseth), Mona Høvring (photo: Agnete Brun)

During the opening event of the Norwegian Festival of Literature at Lillehammer, The Dobloug Prize 2021 was awarded Kjartan Hatløy and Mona Høvring,

Read about Kjartan Hatløy (in Norwegian)
Read about Mona Høvring

About the award (in Norwegian)

The Norwegian Youth Literature Award (“Uprisen”)
Uprisen 2021 foto vibeke røgler, foreningen les fra v randi fuglehaug og anne gunn halvorsen
From the left: Randi Fuglehaug and Anne Gunn Halvorsen. Photo: Vibeke Røgler, Foreningen !les

Anne Gunn Halvorsen and Randi Fuglehaug are the winners of The Norwegian Youth Literature Award (“Uprisen”) 2021 for their novel Royalteen 1. The Heir (Original title: Arvingen. Halve kongeriket 1), the first in a series.
The Norwegian Youth Literature Award (“Uprisen”) was established in 2007, and is a collaboration between Association Read!, The Norwegian Festival of Literature and “The Cultural Rucksack” (“Den kulturelle skolesekken”, a national programme for art and culture).
This is the adolescents’ own award for the best teen book of the year, in which approx. 1000 adolescents take part. The award is handed out by a national jury.

Read about the book

About the award (in Norwegian)

The Norwegian Booksellers Children’s Books Scholarship
Bokhandelens bu stipend 2021 nora dåsnes

Nora Dåsnes is awarded The Norwegian Booksellers Children’s Books Scholarship 2021.
The scholarship is awarded by the Norwegian Bookseller’s Association and Norwegian Writers for Children (NWC). It is the literary council of the NWC who determins who is to recieve the scholarship, which is financed by the members of the Norwegian Bookseller’s Association. The scholarship amounts to 40 000 NOK.

About Nora Dåsnes
See the author present her graphic novel Cross My Heart and Hope to Die

About the scholarship (in Norwegian)

The Norwegian Booksellers Scholarship
Bokhandelens forfatterstipend 2021, fra v erlend skjetne, ida fjeldbraaten og ingrid nielsen
From the left: Erlend Skjetne, Ida Fjeldbraaten and Ingrid Nielsen

Erlend Skjetne, Ida Fjeldbraaten and Ingrid Nielsen are awarded The Norwegian Booksellers Scholarship 2021, amounting to a total of NOK 320,000.

About Erlend Skjetne (in Norwegian)
About Ida Fjeldbraaten
About Ingrid Nielsen (in Norwegian)

About the scholarships (in Norwegian)

The Norwegian Booksellers Non-Fiction Award
Birgisson, bergsveinn photo odd mehus
Photo: Odd Mehus

Bergsveinn Birgisson is the winner of the The Norwegian Booksellers Non-Fiction Award for his book The man from the middle ages (original title: Mannen fra middelalderen).
About the book

About the award (in Norwegian)

The Norwegian Fiction Translator Fund Award
Kaminka, ika foto krediteres ebba drolshagen
Photo: Ebba Drolshagen

At the Norwegian Festival of Literature’s Literary Gala, Ika Kaminka received The Norwegian Fiction Translator Fund Award 2021 for her oeuvre. Kaminka translates from Japanese and English to Norwegian.

About Ika Kaminka (in Norwegian)

About the award (in Norwegian)

Books from Norway provides you with information in English about Norwegian literature in all genres. The information is provided by rightsholders and NORLA.

www.booksfromnorway.com

Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Norway was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Please visit our website Norway2019.com for information about the project, news and events.

Frankfurt 2019