Icelanders took home two out of five prizes at the Nordic Council Awards last night.
The winner of the prize will receive DKK 350,000 [$54,831] and will be announced at the Oslo Opera House on October 30.
Sigurður Pálsson and Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir’s works have been nominated for the 2018 Nordic Council Literature Prize.
The Icelandic Literature Centre received a record 119 grant applications for translation of Icelandic works in 2017.
The young adult novel ‘Sölvasaga unglings’ (The Story of the Teen Sölvi) by Icelandic author Arnar Már Arngrímsson, won the Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literature Prize in Copenhagen yesterday.
The Nordic Council Film Prize Festival opens at Háskólabíó cinema in Reykjavík tomorrow night and runs through September 18.
Yesterday, the Nordic Council Session voted with overwhelming majority to encourage its governments to work toward a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to recognize Palestine as an independent and sovereign state.
Dagur Kári Pétursson’s film Fúsi (Virgin Mountain) won the Nordic Council’s film prize at a ceremony last night at Harpa Concert Hall.
The film Fúsi, directed by Dagur Kári Pétursson, has been nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize this year.