Icelandic Literature Awards Announced

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Icelandic Literature Awards Announced

allt-med-kossi-gem_coverThe authors Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir and Páll Björnsson were presented with the Icelandic Literature Awards at a celebratory ceremony at the presidential residence Bessastaðir on Wednesday.

“There was such a flood of good books and therefore it is particularly pleasing for me to have won the award. I was very satisfied with this book and allowed myself to hope for the first time that I would be presented with the award,” Guðrún Eva told Fréttablaðið.

jon-forseti-allur-pb_coverShe was awarded in the fiction category for her novel Allt með kossi vekur (“Everything awakens with a kiss”).

Páll was awarded in the non-fiction category for his book about Icelandic independence hero Jón Sigurðsson, Jón forseti allur? Táknmynd þjóðhetju frá andláti til samtíðar.

“The award came as a pleasant surprise,” Páll commented. He has studied Jón’s heritage for the past years.

Click here to read about last year’s winners.

ESA