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.
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.