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Nielsen’s “Gudahøvd” nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2018

64-year-old Jóanes Nielsen, who has been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize on six previous occasions – in 1988, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2012 and 2013 – is a poet of the 1980s generation.

The national members of the adjudicating committee for the Nordic Council Literature Prize has nominated ”Gudahøvd” by Faroese author Jóanes Nielsen for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2018.

64-year-old Nielsen, who has been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize on six previous occasions – in 1988, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2012 and 2013 – is a poet of the 1980s generation. He has written short stories, plays and novels and has published several collections of poetry. One of his main influences is the writer William Heinesen, who features in some of his poems.

As a writer Nielsen is mainly associated with a political and often existential message.

Gudahøvd” is Nielsen’s 10th poetry collection  and was released by Mentunargrunnur Studentafelagsins in November 2017.

The winner of the 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, writes Norden.org.

The thirteen nominees for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2018 are:

Denmark
Velsignelser by Caroline Albertine Minor. Short stories, Rosinante, 2017.
Indigo. Roman om en barndom by Vita Andersen. Novel, Rosinante, 2017.

Finland
God morgon by Susanne Ringell. Short prose, Förlaget M, 2017.
Ontto harmaa by Olli-Pekka Tennilä. Poetry collection, Poesia, 2016.

Faroe Islands
Gudahøvd by Jóanes Nielsen. Poetry collection, Mentunargrunnur Studentafelagsins, 2017.

Greenland
Illinersiorluni ingerlavik inussiviuvoq by Magnus Larsen. Autobiography, Maanuup atuakkiorfia, 2017.

Iceland
Ör by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir. Novel, Benedikt bókaútgáfa, 2016.
Ljóð muna rödd by Sigurður Pálsson. Poetry collection, JPV Útgáfa, 2016.

Norway
Jeg har ennå ikke sett verden by Roskva Koritzinsky. Short stories, Aschehoug, 2017.
Begynnelser by Carl Frode Tiller. Novel, Aschehoug, 2017.

Sweden
Tapeshavet by Gunnar D Hansson. Poetry collection, Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2017.
Doften av en man by Agneta Pleijel. Novel, Norstedts, 2017.

Åland
Algot by Carina Karlsson. Novel, Schildts & Söderströms, 2017.

Image credits: Birgir Kruse
Article edited: 26 March 2018, 14:15

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