Icelandic YA novel won the Nordic Council Prize

13 books were nominated to the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize this year. The Icelandic author Arnar Már Arngrímsson won the award for his young adult novel Sölvasaga unglings.

Winner of the Nordic Literature award for children and young adults 2016. Photo: Daníel Starrason

Winner of the Nordic Literature award for children and young adults 2016. Photo: Daníel Starrason

Sölvasaga unglings is the story of 15-year old Sølvi, a boy who like teenager most has a lot to cope with. Things are not looking any brighter when he is forced to spend a summer in the countryside with his paternal grandmother. The jury writes that although the issues and challenges the main character meets are familiar the main character stands out as something special.

We hope that Sölvasaga unglings will be translated into all the so that readers in all the Nordic countries will be able read the novel.

Did you know?
Arnar Már Arngrímsson will be visiting The Nordic Children’s Book Conference in Stavanger, Norway, in February.

Mari HøeMari
Editor of NUBB.nu.
A 33 year woman with a passion for young adult literature. As of January 2016, she studies contemporary literature for children and young adult at NORSK BARNEBOKINSTITUTT.

You may also find Mari at one of her private blogs; «Flukten fra virkeligheten» or «Escape In a Book». She also runs the Norwegian book blog portal Bokblogger.no

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