Here are the nominees for the 2024 Nordic Council Literature Prize

The Nordic Council Literature Prize goes to a literary work written in one of the Nordic languages and which demonstrates a high level of literary skill and artistry. Over six decades, the winning works have reflected the times we live in and opened up new avenues in literature.  

The works have been nominated by the national members of the adjudication committee for the 2024 Nordic Council Literature Prize. 

Here are the nominees: 
 

Denmark

Finland

Faroe Islands

Iceland

Norway

Sami language area

Sweden

Åland

Prize to be awarded in Reykjavik

The winner of the 2024 Nordic Council Literature Prize will be announced in the autumn (to be updated) and the winner will receive their prize at an awards ceremony in conjunction with the Session of the Nordic Council in Reykjavik, Iceland. The winner will receive the Nordlys statuette and DKK 300,000.   

About the Nordic Council Literature Prize

The Nordic Council Literature Prize, awarded since 1962, goes to a literary work written in one of the Nordic languages, such as a novel, drama, poetry collection, or a collection of short stories or essays that meets high literary and artistic standards.

The purpose of the Nordic Council’s five prizes is to raise interest in the Nordic cultural community and Nordic co-operation on the environment, as well as to recognise outstanding artistic and environmental efforts.