The August Award

Augustpriset (The August Award), is Sweden’s most important national literary award. Named after one of Sweden’s most famous writers August Strindberg, it is awarded to the best book of the year in three categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children’s literature. The award total is 100 000 SEK per category, but more importantly, the winner can expect his/her book to be found under many christmas trees this winter.

Today, the nominated books were announced by the jury.  The children’s books they deemed to be best 2010 are:

Tänk om … by Lena Sjöberg (Rabén & Sjögren)

Det händer nu by Sofia Nordin (Rabén & Sjögren)

Syltmackor & oturslivet by Anna Ehring (Bonnier Carlsen)

Här ligger jag och blöder by Jenny Jägerfeld (Gilla böcker)

Jag tycker inte om vatten by Eva Lindström (Alfabeta)

Jag finns by Maja-Maria Henriksson (Natur & Kultur)

Which book will win? On 22nd of November we’ll all find out!

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2 Responses to “The August Award”

  1. Seventh time around? « Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Says:

    […] Monday the winners of this year’s August Prize (Augustpriset) are announced. Five books are nominated for best children’s book of the year, among them Jag tycker inte om vatten by Eva […]

  2. Best Swedish children’s book of the year! « Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Says:

    […] The novel is primarily written for young adults and tells the story of seventeen year old Maja Müller, who – on the first page – saws off her own thumb. By mistake, one should probably add. The book is published by Gilla Böcker, recently founded by Ada Wester. Congratulations! The other five nominated books can be found here. […]

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