Topelius and Arvid Lydecken winners

The Finnish Topelius and Arvid Lydecken awards have been given!

Finnish Union of Authors writing for children and youth gave their literature awards today. Topelius award for distinguished youth novel was given to Kesän jälkeen kaikki on toisin by Siri Kolu. Arvid Lydecken award for distinguished children’s novel was given to Maan alaiset by Sanna Isto.

According to the jury, Kolu’s novel is suited for both youth and adults, it has space and lightness, and it breathes. The novel by Isto is impressive children’s novel which goes on fluently, is spellbinding and written with excellent language.

On this year, both awards are worth of 2017 euros and they are funded by copyright compensations collected by Kopiosto.

Congratulations for both winners!!











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Hanna Roslöf is one of the editors of She’s 29 years old, soon to be a librarian from Finland. She reads, sings, acts and knits. You can also find her from her own blog The Wonderful World of Lilli

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