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NORLA congratulates the winners of the 2020 Ministry of Culture’s literary prizes for children and young adults!

2020 kud prisene vinneromslagoppslag

Today, the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Abid Raja, awarded the prestigious Ministry of Culture’s literary prizes for children and young adult literature published in 2020.

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 2020 winners are:

BEST FICTION BOOK
Line Baugstø
for I am Leona (original title: Jeg er Leona)
(NOK 50 000)
(Aschehoug)

BEST PICTURE BOOK
Rebecca Wexelsen and Camilla Kuhn
for Ulf is unwell (Ulf er uvel)
(NOK 50 000)
(Ena)

BEST NON-FICTION BOOK
Jannicke Wiik-Nielsen, Ole Mathismoen and Dag O. Hessen
for Close up: Insects and Bugs (Tett på insekter og småkryp)
(NOK 60 000)
(Fontini)

FIRST BOOK AWARD (‘Debutantprisen’)
Gulraiz Sharif
for Listen up! (Hør her’a!)
(NOK 50 000)
(Cappelen Damm)
The book was one of NORLA’s selected titles autumn 2020. See the author present it here

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL / CARTOON
Nora Dåsnes
for Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (Ti kniver i hjertet)
(NOK 50 000)
(Aschehoug)
This book was one of NORLA’s selected titles spring 2020. See the author present it here

THE ILLUSTRATION AWARD
Jens Kristensen for the illustrations in
The Planet Rescue Club: The Black Swans by Ruth Lillegraven (Klodeklubben: Dei svarte svanene)
(NOK 50 000)
(Samlaget)
The book was one of NORLA’s selected titles in spring 2020.

THE TRANSLATOR’S AWARD
Agnes Banach for the translation from Polish of
Andrzej Sapkowski: Volveren: det siste ønsket
(NOK 50 000)
(Gyldendal)

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About the winners (in Norwegian only) here

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