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Bárður Oskarsson nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2018

The adjudication committee for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize has announced the nominees for 2018, reports Norden.org today.

Among the nominees is Bárður Oskarsson’s children’s book ”Træið”.

Bárður Oskarsson (born 18 July 1972 in Tórshavn) is a Faroese children’s writer, illustrator and artist, who has won several literary awards. His books have been translated into Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, French, German and Czech.

Bárður started to draw when he was a child and got some of his drawings published in the Faroese children’s magazine Barnablaðið (the Children’s Magazine). The first book he illustrated was his grandfather’s (Oskar Hermannsson’s) children’s book “Undir tussafjøllum”. After illustrating other authors’ books for some years, he published his own book, where he was both writer and illustrator, in 2004. This was the children’s book “Ein hundur ein ketta og ein mús” (A dog, a cat and a mouse), which was later published in French (2006), Icelandic (2007), Danish (2008) and Norwegian (2013). Oskarsson has received Faroese, Nordic and German awards for his children’s books.

During the International Book Fair in Bologna today, the adjudication committee presented the following works as the nominations for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2018:

Denmark
Lynkineser by Jesper Wung-Sung and Rasmus Meisler (ill.), Dansklærerforeningen, 2017
Hest Horse Pferd Cheval Love by Mette Vedsø, Jensen & Dalgaard, 2017

Finland
Kurnivamahainen kissa by Magdalena Hai and Teemu Juhani (ill.), Karisto, 2017
Pärlfiskaren by Karin Erlandsson, Schildts & Söderströms, 2017

Faroe Islands
Træið by Bárður Oskarsson, Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags, 2017

Iceland
Vertu ósýnilegur – Flóttasaga Ishmaels by Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir, Forlagið, 2017
Skrímsli í vanda by Áslaug Jónsdóttir, Kalle Güettler and Rakel Helmsdal, Forlagið, 2017

Norway
Ingenting blir som før by Hans Petter Laberg, Cappelen Damm, 2017
Alice og alt du ikke vet og godt er det by Torun Lian, Aschehoug forlag, 2017

The Sami Language Area
Joekoen sjïehteles ryöjnesjæjja by Anne-Grethe Leine Bientie and Meerke Laimi Thomasson Vekterli (ill.), Iđut, 2014

Sweden
Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill by Sara Lundberg, Mirando Bok, 2017
Norra Latin by Sara Bergmark Elfgren, Rabén Sjögren, 2017

Åland
Pärlfiskaren by Karin Erlandsson, Schildts & Söderströms, 2017

The winner of the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize and DKK 350,000 will be announced on 30 October at the Oslo Opera House in conjunction with the Session of the Nordic Council.