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NORLA congratulates the winners of the 2019 Ministry of Culture’s literary prizes for children and young adults!

Kuds bu priser 2019

Today, the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Abid Raja, awarded the prestigious 2018 Ministry of Culture’s literary prizes for children and young adult literature published in 2019.
A total of NOK 360,000 were awarded in seven 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 and The Translation Award.

The 2019 winners are:

BEST FICTION BOOK
Ingeborg Arvola for Buffy By is Talented
Original title: Buffy By er talentfull. En selvbiografi
(NOK 50,000)
Cappelen Damm

BEST PICTURE BOOK
Marianne Gretteberg Engedal for The Sausage Burglar
Original title: Pølsetjuven
(NOK 50,000)
Samlaget

BEST NON-FICTION BOOK
Nina Brochmann, Ellen Støkken Dahl and Magnhild Winsnes (ill.)
for The Girl Book. Nina and Ellen’s Guide to Puberty
Original title: Jenteboka
(NOK 60,000)
Aschehoug

FIRST BOOK AWARD (‘Debutantprisen’)
Neda Alaei for This Isn’t Us
Original title: Dette er ikke oss
(NOK 50,000)
Gyldendal

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL / CARTOON
Malin Falch and Regine Toften Holst
for Bjørnar: A tale from the Northern lights!
Original title: Bjørnar. En historie fra Nordlys
(NOK 50,000)
Egmont

THE ILLUSTRATION AWARD
Rune Markhus for the illustrations in
On the Detour Home by Vilde Kamfjord
Original title: På omveien hjem
(NOK 50,000)
Gyldendal

THE TRANSLATOR’S AWARD
Kirsti Vogt for the translation from English of
Jessica Townsend: Vundersmed. Morrigans kall
Original title: Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow
(NOK 50,000)
Vigmostad & Bjørke

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About the winners (in Norwegian only) here

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Frankfurt 2019