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NORLA congratulates the winners of the 2018 Ministry of Culture’s literary prizes for children and young adults!

Kud prisene 2018

Today, the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Trine Skei Grande, awarded the prestigious 2018 Ministry of Culture’s literary prizes for children and young adult literature published in 2018.
A total of NOK 415,000 were awarded in eight different categories for children’s and YA literature; Best Fiction Book, Best Picture Book, Best Non-fiction Book, First Book Award, Best graphic novel/Cartoon, The Illustration Award, The Translation Award and The Special Award.

BEST FICTION BOOK
Bjørn Ingvaldsen for Apollo
Gyldendal

BEST PICTURE BOOK
Ragnar Aalbu for Knock On Wood
(original title: Hakk o ve)
Ena – an imprint of Vigmostad & Bjørke

BEST NON-FICTION BOOK
Marta Breen og Jenny Jordahl for Women in Battle
(original title: Kvinner i kamp. 150 års kamp for frihet, likhet, søsterskap)
Cappelen Damm

FIRST BOOK AWARD (‘Debutantprisen’)
Mathias Nyhagen Asplund for Where No one Can Find Us
(original title: Der ingen finn oss)
Cappelen Damm

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL / CARTOON
Steffen Kverneland for A Voluntary Death
(original title:En frivillig død)
No Comprendo Press

THE ILLUSTRATION AWARD
Hilde Hodnefjeld for the illustrations of
Bonsai. En liten bok om døden by Simon Stranger
Magikon

THE TRANSLATOR’S AWARD
Tor Tveite for the translation from Finnish of
Tuutikki Tolonen: Monsterreisen
Gyldendal

THE JURY’S SPECIAL AWARD (‘Spesialprisen’)
Gro Dahle, Svein Nyhus and Kaia Dahle Nyhus for picture books of excellent quality about taboo topics

Read more

About the winners (in Norwegian only) here.

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