The nominations for the 2010 Icelandic Literary Prize were announced earlier this month. Two prizes are handed out, for Fiction/Poetry and Non-Fiction, with five nominees in each category. Two three-person juries will decide who the winners are.
Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Nominations for Fiction/Poetry:
Bragi Ólafsson: Handritid ad kvikmynd Arnar Featherby og Jóns Magnússonar um uppnámid á veitingahúsinu eftir Jenný Alexson (Letters of Intent). Published by Mál og menning.
Bergsveinn Birgisson: Svar vid bréfi Helgu (A Reply to Helga's Letter). Published by Bjartur.
Gerdur Kristný: Blódhófnir (Bloodhoof). Published by Mál og menning.
Sigurdur Gudmundsson: Dýrin í Saigon (The Animals of Saigon). Published by Mál og menning.
Thórunn Erlu-Valdimarsdóttir: Mörg eru ljónsins eyru (The Lion Has Many Ears). Published by JPV.
Nominations for Non-Fiction:
Einar Falur Ingólfsson: Saga-Steads – In the Footsteps of W. G. Collingwood. Published by Crymogea and The National Museum of Iceland.
Gudni Th. Jóhannesson: Gunnar Thoroddsen – Aevisaga (Gunnar Thoroddsen – A Biography). Published by JPV.
Helgi Hallgrímsson: Sveppabókin – Íslenskir sveppir og sveppafraedi (Icelandic Mushrooms) Published by Skrudda.
Margrét Gudmundsdóttir: Saga hjúkrunar á Íslandi á 20. öld (A History of Icelandic Nurses in the 20th Century). Published by the Icelandic Nurses' Association.
Sigrún Pálsdóttir: Thóra biskups og raunir íslenskrar embaettismannastéttar (Thóra of the Bishop, and the Tribulations of Icelandic Officials) Published by JPV.
The Icelandic Literary Prize was first awarded in 1989. Last year, it was awarded to Gudmundur Óskarsson for the novel Bankster and Helgi Björnsson for Jöklar á Íslandi (Icelandic Glaciers).
The President of Iceland will present the winners with the prizes at a ceremony at the presidential residence in late January 2011, as stated on sagenhaftes-island.is.